May 3, 2011

Coco Yam

Fried Coco-yam with Jalapeno Fish Spread

Does anyone here like coco yam? how  do you like it prepared?. My grandpa had acres of cocoyam at the back of his house, both the Ghanaian variety and the little Nigerian variety so we got very creative with it growing up.Anyway, here is my take on a classic tuber :)

1 tuber coco yam ( peeled, washed, cut and salted)
oil for frying ( for a healthy spin, oven baked the yam instead)
The spread
1 medium size fish ( any kind, I used salmon Mackerel is divine)
2 medium size Jalapeno pepper or green Habanero (chopped)
1 small tin tomato puree
1 small onion (chopped)
salt and maggi to taste

Direction HERE


Anonymous said...

You truly are my food guardian angel. My grandma gave me some tubers of cocoyam 2 weeks ago and I've been thinking of what to do with them.

How's the move going?

Anonymous said...

Btw, I tried your obe ata recipe without habanero and it truly had the buka flavour.

New recipe for stew - Tick
Koinonia ribs - Tick
fish curry - Tick
Grilled fish - Tick
Ewa Agoyin - Tick
Puffpuff - Tick
etc etc etc - Tick, tick, tick

You rock my kitchen world!!!!

Thanks babe

9jaFOODie said...

Awwww.... my one and only Koinonia.The move is done and done... I am just waiting for them to hook up my internet and I will be happy again!!!

Great minds on the cocoyam!!! HAHAHAHAH... that's awesome.
awwww.. I am happy the Obe Ata worked for you! You rock my world with your comments too!! we have to have a cookout the next time I am in Nigeria :)

Anonymous said...

hey ma'm nice work but you have to soak the cocoyam in water first. that way it fries crisp on the outside and soft on the inside same with frying yam. nice work though

Anonymous said...

ewo 9ja foodie no vex o
i was just trying to make one comment. i think i clicked too much . i'm so sorry so so sorry for posting so may comments ill try and delete them

9jaFOODie said...

That's okay, thanks for ur input!

kitkat said...

I swear, i thought cocoyam was only used to thicken soup.. smh @ myself.
Thanks dear! plz dnt ever delete this blog!!

Lily Johnson said...

Love cocoyams. My mum used to cook loads of it back in the day. Thanks for this. I am hitting the market to get me some.

A-9ja-Great said...

The way you display this pix ehn,chei! Lots fo the food i see here i've not tasted but mehn...*salivating*

9jaFOODie said...

@Kitkat... lol... u are too cute. Coco yam is extremely versatile, just like white yam.

@Lili... you are welcome, thank you for the comment.

@9ja Great...:) Thanks !

NikkiSho said...

very versatile...i want that fish spread with rice :D

9jaFOODie said...

@Nikkisho.. I didn't even think about combining it with rice, thanks for the inspiration!! :D

The Corner Shop said...

Interesting! I would love to try it. I don't really eat cocoyam but this looks interesting

I have to say well done again. I really admire your dedication to this blog and to your kitchen. Please send some of this mojo my way lol.

And when is your restaurant opening? :D


9jaFOODie said...

lol...sending some mojo ur way.
The restaurant is coming soon! Thanks Adiya!

Vyvyka said...

been a long time I had it...growing up, I remember eating boiled cocoyam and Garden Egg sauce.....hungry right now and I always read ur blog in the middle of the night which makes it even

9jaFOODie said... are making me hungry as well .

Nike Royals said...

Looks good sis, this just gave me an idea for snacks for a get together or barbecue party.

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks Nike... Right you are! instead of the good old chips n salsa.

Surprise said...

While I was a kid I used to eat boiler coco yam with palm oil sprinkled with salt.

9jaFOODie said...

.... Yeah.. I have tried that before, it's amazing!