Eunice loves to cook food from her native Nigerian cuisine and share her recipes with others.
A Traditional Nigerian Dish
Beans and yam pottage, or stew, is a traditional Nigerian dish. I like to call it a feast in one dish, as it is delicious and extremely filling. It's also very easy to make. This is my own recipe.
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1 hour 10 min
2 servings (2 cups of beans and 2 slices of yam)
- 1/4 yam tuber, chopped
- 3 cups white beans
- 1/2 cup crayfish, ground
- 2 cubes soy seasoning (I use Knorr brand)
- 1 fish, smoked or dried
- pepper, to taste
- 1/4 kilogram beef, chopped
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup palm oil
- Boil the beans until they are soft. Pour them out into a colander and drain.
- In a pot, steam the meat and fish with salt, pepper, onions and seasoning cubes for 5 minutes.
- Pour 1 cup of water into the pot. Add the ground crayfish and palm oil. Bring to a boil and allow the oil to completely disperse in the boiling mixture. Taste for salt.
- Throw in the chopped yam. Add the cooked beans. Cover the pot for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.
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Basil and Sweet Potato Variation
For a different take on this recipe, you can add basil (scent leaves) and sweet potatoes.
In addition to the ingredients above, add:
- 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
- basil leaves (scent leaves), sliced
- Add the chopped potatoes after adding the yam and beans. Cover for 10 minutes.
- Add the sliced basil (scent leaves) and cover for another 10-20 minutes until it's completely cooked.
- Serve hot.