Asaro with Tilapia Fish


  • ½ puna yam
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • Water
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
  • Pinch of crayfish
  • 1 tbsp palm oil
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 1 whole tilapia fish
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil


Yam Porridge:

Cut yam into thick round slices.

Peel off the skin, then cut each round into cubes.

Rinse the cubes, and drain water.

Add cubed yam into cold water and add a tablespoon of sugar.

Chop and blend red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onions, tomato and scotch bonnet.

Blend in blender for 30 – 40 seconds.

Add 1 cup of water to the veggie mix and blend for another 2 minutes.

Heat pot over medium heat.

Add yam and blended mixture.

Add sugar, all-purpose seasoning and palm oil.

Sprinkle a pinch of crayfish and ¼ cup of water into mixture.

Stir thoroughly, then cover and cook for 15- 20 minutes, until the yam is tender.

Test by piercing with a fork.

Tilapia Fish:

Clean the fish with salt and water.

Season fish with all-purpose seasoning for taste.

Wrap with aluminum foil and secure.

Cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serve Asaro with Tilapia Fish.


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