Ikokore (Water Yam Porridge) also known as Ifokore is a Nigerian dish from Ijebu, Ogun state made with Water Yam as opposed to the classic Yam Porridge made from White Yam. It is a one-pot meal that is savory and best enjoyed with a lot of protein.
- Half Tuber Water yam
- Assorted Meats
- 2 Large Red Bell Peppers (optional)
- 5 Scotch Bonnets (Ata Rodo)
- 1 Large Onion
- 2 Smoked Fish, Shredded
- 2 Pieces Dried Fish, Shredded
- 2 Cooking spoons Nosak Famili Palm Oil
- 1-2 Tablespoons Ground Dry Cayenne Pepper
- 3 Tablespoons Ground Crayfish
- 2 Seasoning Cubes
- Salt to taste
- Slice and grate the yam with the small side of a grater or use a blender. Add some salt, crayfish, and dry pepper into the yam and set aside.
- Blend the scotch bonnets, bell peppers, and onions. Set aside.
- Cut the meats into bite sizes and season with the salt, a seasoning cube, and dry pepper. Cook until tender and drain away the water for later use.
- In another large pot, heat up the palm oil, then add the blended pepper and allow fry for 3 minutes. Then the meat stock, add more water if necessary and adjust the taste if need be. Allow boil for 5 minutes.
- Then with a spoon or your hand, scoop the grated yam into the stew, do this in both big and small balls. Leave for 10-12 minutes on medium heat without stirring. DO NOT STIR.
- Then add the shredded fish and assorted meats. Stir together with a sprinkling of dry crayfish and allow boil for another 5 minutes.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!