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Yam Pottage And Peppered Fish (Asaro)

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How To Prepare Yam Pottage And Peppered Fish (Asaro)

How To Prepare Yam Pottage And Peppered Fish (Asaro)

Yam Pottage And Peppered Fish: Today’s menu says “Yam Pottage And Peppered Fish” and there’s no doubt that you will fall head over heels in love with this recipe. This yam pottage is also referred to as “Asaro” by Nigerians and true to the rumors you’ve heard, this food is definitely going to be your next fave. We will be taking you through the process of making this delectable yam pottage.


For Yam pottage:

* 1 medium yam
* ½ cup oil
* 1 small onion
* 2 tablespoons crayfish
* Pepper mix(1 small bell pepper, 2 scotch bonnet pepper)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon crushed chicken seasoning
* 1000g yam (peeled and diced)
* 3 cups water
* 1 teaspoon salt
* Handful of chopped spinach or any green vegetable of your choice.

For Peppered fish:

* 2 small tilapia
* 1/2 teaspoon each of
* onion powder
* Pepper
* Garlic powder
* Salt

* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 large bell pepper or two small ones
* Scot h bonnet pepper (as much as you can handle)
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon crushed seasoning

Estimated Cooking Time: 35 minutes or less
Estimated Preparation Time: 25 minutes or less


In a clean bowl, add your already washed and cleaned Tilapia. Now, add your onion powder. Add your powdered pepper, garlic powder, salt and mix them to get the ingredients even spread. Air fry them for 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 191 °C).

Now, get your yam and start peeling and cutting into small bits if you haven’t already done that. Now, wash them and put them in a clean bowl. Blend your large bell pepper and small ones, alongside the onions. Now, add some red oil into a pot and add your diced onions, crayfish, and stir. Add your pepper mix and stir once more. Add some salt and crushed chicken seasoning. Fry for 5 minutes. Now, add your yam to the mix and stir. Add some salt and cover it to cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

In another pot, add some oil and add your pepper mix. Now, add your diced onions and crushed seasoning powder. Add some salt and shrimp powder to the mix and stir. Cook for 10 minutes. Now, add your tilapia fish one by one. Stir gently to let the pepper mix get all over the fish. Now cover and cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Take the fish off the heat and check on your yam. Stir until pottage thickens. Now, add your spinach or any vegetable of your choice. Your pottage is ready to be eaten with the fish. Bon Appétit!


You can choose to make your ingredient available and ready before you start cooking. This will help make the cooking faster. Also, don’t forget to taste your food as you cook to know which ingredient should be added or not. You can also select any protein of your choice. It doesn’t have to fish, especially if you don’t like fish.

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