Cookbook:Nigerian Yam Porridge with Bitterleaf
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Yam porridge with bitterleaf is a typical Nigerian dish containing yam and bitterleaf. It is a traditional way of preparing yam among the Igbo people.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- Yam, peeled and cut into chunks
- Fish crumbs (aja azu)
- Ukpaka (shredded oil bean)
- Ground crayfish
- Stock cube, crushed
- Pepper, ground
- Ogiri Igbo (castor seed paste)
- Palm oil
- Salt to taste
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Rinse the yam, and transfer it to a pot. Cover with water, and simmer for a few minutes.
- Pick out the bones from the fish crumbs, and rinse them. Add the dry fish crumbs to the boiling yam.
- Add the ukpaka, crayfish, stock cube, pepper, and bitter leaves.
- Add the ogiri and palm oil. Cover the pot, and continue cooking until the yam is well done and the liquid is beginning to thicken.
- Add salt to taste, and stir. Cover and cook for few minutes.