Yam and Egg sauce

Yam and Egg sauce

Boiled yam is often served with egg stew. Yam are delicious superfoods is found largely in tropical region like Africa, Jamaican and Caribbean and very different from the “Yam” found in most leading grocery store. The US’s yam is a variation of sweet potato. The African Yam has a dark brown peelable skin and the inside is white or yellow. We have a variety of recipes made with Yam: pound yam or Fufu, Fried yam and baked Yam.

  • 1 yam
  • 4-6 eggs
  • 1 smoked mackerel 
  • 1 cup shrimp
  • 2 garlic chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • Salt and Seasoning cube (to taste)

How to make boiled yam?

Peel and Wash yams, then cut into bite-size cubes into 1 inch size.

Rinse in clean water till water runs clear and no residue in water.

Choose a saucepan that will be large enough to hold the yams without crowding them. Put yam in a saucepan, add enough water to cover it, add salt and Bring to a boil.

Cover the saucepan and cook yams for 10 to 12 minutes or until just tender on the outside but resistant in the center when pierced with a knife or fork. For soft, tender yams, cook for 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the stove and drain; And voila, you have yourself boiled Yam

To make egg sauce…

I usually served my boiled yam with sardines, egg stew, green pepper, tomato stew… Today, I am going to serve my boiled yam with a delicious and easy egg stew. I wanted to change thing up a little bit therefore I added shrimp and smoked fish to the egg stew. This recipe is made with fresh tomatoes, onion and spices which goes heavenly with my boiled yam.

Remove all the fishbones from the fish and set aside.

Place frying pan on a medium/low heat, add about 1/2 cup cooking oil.

Add the garlic, ginger, shrimps and salt to taste. Cook until the shrimps are pink, remove and set aside.

Add the tomato, the tomato paste and onion. Cook until the water evaporate. 

Add smoked mackerel, shrimp, chopped peppers salt and cube to taste. Cook for about 4-5 minutes or till oil floats on the sauce.Stir in the egg then stir to form a scramble.

Serve egg sauce with yam

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