|a pot of ikokore|
This is Ikokore, a native meal for the Ijebus of Nigeria. It is similar to Ekpang Kwukor that
was posted earlier only that this is not cooked with vegetables. I can tell you for free that this is a very delicious meal, when you visit an Ijebu, you can be sure to be entertained with this.
1 tuber Water yam
Blended fresh Sombo (long red pepper)
Dried Shawa fish
How I cooked it:
Peel, wash and grate water yam with the tiniest size of grater.
Add a little salt to the grated yam
Bring water to boil, when it boils, add blended
While the content of the pot is boiling, cut grated yam into the pot in balls (like you are frying tiny puffs)
If the consistency is too thick, add water.
Then add seasoning and taste for salt
Add more salt if needed then stir
This takes 5 mins to cook,so you can turn down the heat and add ur palm oil.
Let the palm oil cook (the fresh taste disappears)
Turn off the heat.
Your ikokore is ready....
(The quantity of the palm oil u add depends on the colour of the yam after grating, if its white yam, you would need more palm oil.
I love the palm oil in it so i usually tend to add excess.)