Yam Pottage



Yam Pottage

Diced yam boiled in beef stock with spice and amaranthus leaves.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine African
Servings 6 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spatula


  • ½ Tuber of Yam Diced
  • 750 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 Medium Red Onion Diced
  • 4 Cloves Of Garlic Minced
  • 7 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Chopped) (Optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Shrimp Powder
  • A Handful of Amaranthus Leaves (Alefu) Sliced
  • ½ Tsp Salt


  • Pour 750ml of beef stock in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add diced yam, cover and let boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add onion, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, stir and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add fish powder, shrimp powder, salt, stir and let simmer down for 5 minutes.
  • Add amaranthus leaves (alefu), stir and let wilt for a minute.
  • Yam pottage ready to serve.


Keyword Yam, Yam Pottage

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