Yam Porridge with Seafood


  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1 tomato
  • ΒΌ lb shrimp, peeled
  • 2 c yams
  • Maggie Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp palm oil
  • ΒΌ lb crab legs



Roughly chop onion, tomato and red peppers.

Add the veggies to a blender for 30 – 40 seconds to reach the desired consistency, then set aside.

Yam Porridge:

Chop yams into rounds and boil in large pot of water.

Boil yams 30 – 40 minutes until tender.

Test by piercing yam with a fork.

Drain excess water from the yams.

Add the blended veggie mixture and Maggie to the same pot as the yams.

Heat should be set to medium.

Cook for 5 minutes, then add palm oil.

Stir well to ensure all seasonings are well mixed.

Add shrimp and whole crab legs to the pot.

Cook for another 10-15 minutes for flavors to mix, then serve.


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