YAM-POTATO PORRIDGE

Hello foodies, this past week I took the time to make a simple, yet ravishing and well-flavored. Yam porridge is one of the foods I grew up eating as a Nigerian and I love every single memories attached to it. I remember how my mother would cook yam porridge that came with a lot of condiments such as; meat bits, fish, shrimps, and sometimes snails, every weekend for the whole family. So I was reminiscing these moments and I decided to modify this traditional recipe a little bit by adding another type of tuber; potato!!

Without further ado, let’s get cooking.

What you’ll need

3 cups yam (diced)

2 cups potatoes (diced)

2 cups shrimp

1 medium red bell pepper

1 small white onion

1 habanero

3 garlic cloves

1 ginger finger

1 1/2 cups red oil

1 cup water

Salt & seasoning (to taste)

A handful dry mint leaves (parsley, spinach or cilantro can be used as substitute)

Method

Blend peppers, onions, garlic and ginger coarsley, set aside.

Heat oil in a pot

Add blended pepper

Stir slightly and season

Stir in and cook for 3 mins

Add yam, add water, cook for 5 mins

Add potatoes , stir and cook for 10 mins

Check for softness and cook for 3 more mins

Mash up majority of yam and potatoes

Stir in shrimps

Cook for 3 mins

Stir in dry mint leaves and serve.

YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN BE FOUND HERE https://youtu.be/Xgt2kSXv508

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