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Sweet Potato & Plantain Pottage

I have been so busy with tasks related to my Healthy Eating Cookbook Lose It Nigerian that I feel like I haven’t been blogging as much as I should. But I actually have managed to post on a weekly basis! which is amazing. Anyways … hi 9jafoodie fam fam, how is 2016 coming? have you downloaded my book,  it’s honestly worth the hype and it’s still very cheap. download o nbok.

Can you believe I don’t have a plantain pottage recipe on the blog? I do find it extremely shocking myself. I do have several porrage (porridge) recipes including Yam and Cocoyam if that is any consolation. This is my go to plantain pottage recipe, I use unripe plantain with a little twist of sweet potatoes. I add the potatoes because I honestly do not  enjoy the taste of unripe plantain. I love the texture and flavor contrast the sweet potato adds to the dish. The beauty of this recipe is that you can modify it either way – do a combination like I have, use just plantain or just sweet potatoes.

Plantain and Sweet Potato Pottage (Porrage)

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Serves: 6

  • ¼ cup palm oil
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 large green plantains
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup Stew Base
  • 2 tablespoons ground crayfish
  • 1-2 cups shredded smoked fish
  • 1 cup prawns (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Maggi – 2 cubes (optional)
  • Handful fresh greens (ugu, spinach etc) thinly sliced.
  1. Place a pot on medium high heat, add in the oil. Add in onions and fry until onion is wilted.
  2. Add in stew base, crayfish, salt, maggi and smoked fish. Simmer covered on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes
  3. While the sauce is simmering, Peel and cube the sweet potatoes. Set aside. Peel and cube one of the plantains. Peel and grate the other plantain using a grater or food processor
  4. Add the cubed potatoes and plantain into the sauce. Stir to combine. Add in enough water to just cover the mixture. Cover and simmer on low-medium heat for 35-40 minutes or until the plantain is cooked through
  5. Remove the pottage from heat, stir in green vegetable if using
  6. porage
  7. Serve and enjoy

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