Asaro elepo is a simple but common porridge recipe relished by the Yoruba in most south western states in Nigeria .
Plenty of palm oil and seasonings are usually used for this food and after preparation, the yam is cooked in a way that it melts – that’s why its called porridge.
Recipe for 4 servings:
- 1 tuber of yam
- 1 cooking spoon palm oil
- Salt and seasoning to taste
- 1 onion [chopped]
- 4 fresh peppers (ground)
- 3 tablespoons dried crayfish (ground)
- 1 small bunch of vegetables [shredded]
- peel, wash and cut the yam into small chunks.
- Cover with water, adding salt until well cooked.
- Add the palm oil and allow to boil.
- Add other ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon so that more of the yam can disintegrate.
- Add the shredded veggies and simmer for few minutes.
- Cool partially before serving and stir to allow flavour mix properly.
- You can also serve the food with leafy green stew containing meat, fish or snails. This is however optional.
Food is ready!
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