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Easy Homemade Asaro Recipe

By Oreoritse Tariemi
19 December 2022   |   10:10 am
Asaro (Yam Porridge) is a traditional Nigerian dish made with yams, palm oil, and other vegetables. It is a popular dish that is often served at family gatherings and special occasions. Asaro is a hearty and flavorful dish that can make for a delicious main course or a side dish. recipeIngredients  2 large yams 1 large…

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Asaro (Yam Porridge) is a traditional Nigerian dish made with yams, palm oil, and other vegetables.

It is a popular dish that is often served at family gatherings and special occasions. Asaro is a hearty and flavorful dish that can make for a delicious main course or a side dish. recipeIngredients

  •  2 large yams
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of palm oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 2 tablespoons of dried shrimp
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Peel and cut the yams into cubes.

2. Heat the palm oil in a large pot over medium heat.

3. Add the diced onions and bell peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

4. Add the tomato paste and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

5. Add the ground crayfish, dried shrimp, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, cor iander, ginger, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

6. Add the yam cubes and stir to combine.

7. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the yams are tender.

8. Serve hot with your favourite accompaniments.

Asaro is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its simple ingredients and easytofollow instructions, this recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy!