Hi guys.Welcome to February!!!!
I know that I have been off the food blogging scene for a while and I apologize for my absence.A number of things happened the past few months that made it difficult for me to keep up with the blog posts….just to mention a few, computer issues (again!!!),busy schedule in cooking school, apartment drama….and I must confess a lot of good distractions happened as well, and on the top of that list was that my husband finally arrived in Canada 🙂 Yes oh, I’m totally grateful to God for this particular distraction.
Anyways, so I think I’m now back to reality and I have missed the opportunity to share with you guys. There is a lot in stock for this year in Kauna Kitchen and we will be sharing all that in the coming months.I don’t think it’s too late to say Happy New Year and I pray we all make the most out of this year.
The sweet potato and plantain porridge recipe for today is one of my favourite meals to make because it is really easy to prepare and rich in flavours and texture.It is a typical Nigerian dish featuing some of our local and native condiments such as crayfish and palm-oil.I hope you get the chance to try the recipe and enjoy it as well.
- 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
- 2 ripe plantains (peeled and cubed))
- 1 cup fresh greens (finely chopped), e.g. efo,spinach,ugwu etc.
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tbsp of crayfish (dry or blended)
- 1 medium sized dry-fish
- 1/4 cup palm oil
- 1/2 of a small onion
- 1-2 seasoning cubes
- Curry, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Hot pepper, to taste
- Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan, add the sweet potatoes and some salt and let boil for 5 mins.
- Add the ripe plantains and allow to boil for another 5 mins.
- Add crayfish,pepper,seasoning cube,curry and salt to taste and allow to boil for 10 more minutes on medium heat.
- Mash about a cup of the potato-plantain mix to make the water thicker for porridge consistency.
- Add the palm oil and fresh green and stir. Allow to boil for 5 more minutes.
- Serve hot and enjoy.
- For this recipe please use either Hannah or Japanese sweet potatoes. (In Nigeria, the Yoruba name for Hannah sweet potatoes is Anamo). For those in Canada, please do not use Garnet sweet potatoes because they are too soft for this recipe.
- For more character, you can add meat to this recipe e.g. goat meat, beef etc.