The Bond Yam and Oil
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Serves: 6
  • Yam...about 6 medium sized pieces
  • 100mls of palm oil(divided)
  • ¼ cup of dry grinded crayfish
  • ¼ cup of whole dry prawns
  • 1 small dry fish, deboned, washed, and soaked in some warm water to soften
  • 6pieces of Ehuru or calabash nutmeg ie Jamaican nut meg
  • 1tsp of chopped utazi
  • 2tbsps of Uziza leaves
  • Half of a small onion
  • ½ cup of ugba ie ukpaka(oil bean)
  • 2 pieces of Habanero peppers or Atarodo
  • salt to taste
  1. peel, wash and boil yam, adding some salt to taste only when the yam starts to boil
  2. Soak the whole dry prawns in some warm water
  3. roast the ehuru seeds and dry blend along with the ata-rodo, onions, and dry grinded crayfish
  4. in a pot, heat half of the oil. (Do not over heat). Once the oil melts, remove from heat. Pour the blended mix into the oil, along with the ugba, fish, dry prawns, utazi and uziza. Season with salt to taste. Pour over yam and garnish with some more utazi and uziza. Pour the remaining oil over yam as needed
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at