Yam Porridge With Fish Powder And Green Vegetables

My Five Star Presentation Of Yam Porridge

A serving of yam porridge.
 This is No joke. I want to improve on my food presentation. This anyhow take pictures and post has to STOP!. 

I thought of sticking slices of lemon to tooth pick and pinning on the yam but it didn't flow.

 I tried placing sliced pineapple by the side, it didn't flow at all. 

Finally I cut some apples, tomatoes, with some fried meat balls and onion, pinned on toothpick and served beside the porridge, e no gree me at all.

I
just had to take pics in a green plate that matches the green veggies. Wetin remain? I wanted to serve with green cutleries but I no get. 

Anyway, for now o, this is five star yam porridge presentation. Who says five star doesn't serve our own Naija yam porridge? 

Manage this for now please. Next time I will think of other ways to serve five star yam. I promise!
 If you know other
ways abeg help a sister. You all will be shocked at my improved presentation when I post another food recipe. 
Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small tuber yam, peeled, washed  and diced.
  • water enough to cover the yam in the pot.
  • 1 cup Smoked fish powder
  • 2 medium sized Smoked catfish
  • 1 tablespoon ground Pepper 
  • salt to taste
  •  2 Seasoning cubes
  • 1 cup Palm oil
  •  1 small bunch Green amaranth, scent leaves or uziza leaves
  • 1/4 cup Locust beans (optional).

Diced yam in water
Adding fish powder and seasoning cubes
Adding washed smoked fish
Adding pepper sauce
Adding salt to taste
Green amaranth

Mint or scent leaves
Cooked yam porridge. Forget to take pictures when I added palm oil and vegetables. Check the other yam porridge recipe for details.
A pot of healthy yam porridge
Soft yam porridge
A plate of soft yam porridge
 Tasty yam porridge
Any corrections to make it a truly five star meal?

MORE YAM RECIPES:

  1. Yam porridge with uziza
  2. Yam porridge with crayfish and much vegetables
  3. Yam and spinach by priscillia
  4. White yam in tomato egg sauce

Comments

  1. Anonymous6/12/2013

    Sliced tomatoes would have looked beautiful

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  2. You can garnish round the meal with just onions. Or combine with both onions and tomatoes. Both round like rings. But soak the onions in salted water first sha before using it to garnish.

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    1. Oh and boiled egg whites sliced like rings too. That would make it look colourful too. Just place them onions first, tomatoes next, then egg, just like that (let them overlap), till you get to the beginning of the spherical design.

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    2. Thanks Jay but why onion in salted water?

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    3. It looked nice but oil too much o

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    4. @Aunt Eya: So that the Onions will not be cause the food eater to shed onions-induced tears.

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  3. BAD CHEFS6/12/2013

    Aunty Eya I beg you o. Don't bring ogbono soup here garnished with raw tomatoes. Don't bring yam porridge garnished with ripe tomatoes or strwawberry o.

    Serve us our original Naija food like that plain as e suppose be. Anyday you cook oyibo rice and spaghetti, you can garnish with apricot if you like.
    Must we turn our own local foods into oyibo???
    Why? Not surprised some Nigerians call Akara bean cake cos everything must be oyibolised.

    A Chinese will never change Sushi to "rice wraps" They will continue to present and call it their way until rvry body imbibes it. That way their culture is preserved. Our own is to oyibolize everything.

    The day you garnish foo foo and soup with boiled egg please don't post it here.
    I'm a custodian of my Naija food culture.

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    1. Soulspasms6/12/2013

      LMAOOO!! I kinda agree with you o!! :D

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    2. Bislondy6/12/2013

      hehehehe....true sha

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    3. @Bad Chef, garnishing is just to beautify the food and make it look inviting. No one is changing our culture. I can beautify ogbono and foo foo with a fruit by the side, is that wrong? You make sense sha.

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    4. 'Lolling'@ ...garnish foofoo and soup with boiled egg...

      Eya, so many comedians on this blog o.

      I think garnishing with boiled egg and onions like Jay suggested is a godd idea sa.

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  4. NAIJA GOOD FOOD6/12/2013

    All those sisters telling you to garnish yam porridge with raw tomatoes and raw onion, I hope na dem go eat the tomatoes and onion after eating proper yam porridge o?

    I can't imagine myself chewing raw onion or tomato after a bowl of yam porridge biko.

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    1. It's optional. There are people that can't eat rice and stew except you serve them raw tomatoes and onions separately. To some, it's 'rubbish', to others, it's 'life'. We don't all have similar taste buds.

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    2. Hi Naija good food, beautifying doesn't mean you must eat everything. If you don't like the extras, you can leave them and eat what you like. So, if they put five star slice of lemon on your wine glass, is it compulsory that you chew the lemon?

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  5. Anonymous6/12/2013

    I see Nigerians don't have anything good to preserve any more. The white ma's long sleek hair, they copy.
    The whiteman's colour, they copy.
    The white man's three course meal, they copy for amala and ewedu.
    The white man's cosmetics, they copy. Very soon we'll all be eating pasta cos we can't find our roots anymore. SMH. It's not bad to copy.must we present foo foo and soup or our native porridges with oyibo style? Don't you watch Chinese still eat their local foods with chop sticks?? If na Nigerians, they would have forgotten chop sticks tay tay. See chinese? They preserved it and now everybody wan learn to use chop sticks.

    Aunty Eya shame on you too if you can't fight to preserve our Nigerian food culture. SMH for you too.

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  6. This looks good. I love yam porridge anyday.

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  7. Eya, try cooking this porridge with scent leaves. I'm very sure your family will love it.

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    1. Yes Mary. I love porridge with mint leaves. Thank you.

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  8. Abeg i like it like dis. I almost licked d screen of my phone.

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    1. Thank you YUCEE, you can scatter the screen and eat the yam.

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  9. LMAOOOO AUNTY EYA URE SO FUNNY. LOOKS YUMMY.

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  10. chai aunty Eya amanbgukwam o!i am literrally salivating here.way to go babes!

    http://warmhearts13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. @Warm hearts, thank you oooo

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  11. Anonymous6/12/2013

    This yam no need any garnishing bcos it is garnished already. They only tin I can say is its too watery or if you still what to add sometin to it maybe goat meat or gizzard in pepper and tomato sauce by d side.

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  12. peace_udo6/12/2013

    Eya I am almost falling off my bed laughing at ur reported attempts. Don't worry it will get better.
    U have succeed in tempting me this afternoon. Nice job.

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    1. Thank you Peace. I will keep trying my best.

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  13. Aunty Eya I personally don't think this very meal needs garnishing. The vegetables look nice and crunchy just like I like it. I also like that the porridge is not thick. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Lizzy but I think egg rings around the plate of yam would have looked more inviting. Thanks sis.

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  14. Anonymous6/12/2013

    Aunty Eya, u no go kill person wt laff, lmao. Abeg no pursue us wt too much oyibo tnz

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    1. Sorry dear, just trying namake you guys happy.

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  15. Nice one aunty Ojay,I prefer pumpkin lea to the green amaranth,I also love my porridge thick,so I cut the yams in small sizes.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Thanks Bonario, you will enjoy it more with scent leaves. This porridge is thick o. Maybe the picture is playingtricks with your eyes.

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    2. Anonymous6/13/2013

      Hello Aunty Eya, pls did you use both green and scent leaves for the porridge?

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    3. No not both. I used green this time.

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    4. Aunt Eya,pls are mint and scent leaves the same?and is it what the yorubas call 'efirin'?

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    5. No, they are not the same. Green Amaranth is different from Mint leaves.

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  16. Anonymous6/12/2013

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    Yummy, I love. Just use nice plates.

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    1. #coughingInMyThroat
      Thank you anon. I will get nice plates next time.

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  17. Aunty Eya, na heaven b ur portion wit dis kain food! Can't wait to cook dis dis weekend.
    Luv dis!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Cathryn. Incase you remember to take pics, please share with us.

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  18. Anonymous6/12/2013

    Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha @ failed garnishing tins u c wetin dat tequilq recipe cause

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    1. No not about that. I'm trying to improve on my food presentation.

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  19. This looks very good. I think I like the onion rings idea...

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    1. Thanks Ahdaisy, next time I'll try again.

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  20. Bislondy6/12/2013

    Nice job Aunty Eya,,,i love my porridge thick tho

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    1. Thank you Bislondy. Is this too watery?

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  21. Anonymous6/12/2013

    Eya abeg no use laugh kill me
    I don't think every dish needs garnishing
    This looks ok as it is

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    1. Sorry about my failed garnishing. I think now that green amaranth has done a little garnishing here.

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  22. Yummy! This is ok d way it is but i think it will taste better with scent leaves or even a little of d utazi or uziza leaves. Keep it up Eya nd leave garnishing out of it. Its ok dis way.

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  23. I think plain white plates showcases the vibrant colours of your dish better :)

    dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

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  24. Owunmi6/13/2013


    MMMnn!!! looks yummy Eya would definitely be trying out the recipe.

    Try serving on white plates so that the colours can pop!!!

    Also photograph under bright white light.

    For stewy runny food, serve in a bowl(white) placed on a nice tray or charger.

    Just a few presentation tips.

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    1. @Wunmi, thanks for the tips

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  25. nice meal anty Eya, i cant go wrong with yam, in any variation! seriouly laughing at you attempt in garnishing!

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    1. Hahaha Deborah, my failed attempt you mean?

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  26. Anonymous6/15/2013

    I just made this, although I substituted amaranthugu for pumpkin leaves and I used smoked catfish. It tastes amazing. Thanks for the tip aunty eya.

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