March 30, 2020

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How to prepare Baked Yam and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 800g (1.8 lbs) white puna yam
  • 4 cubes frozen spinach
  • 800g plum tomatoes
  • 300g cheese
  • 300g white fish eg Whiting, Panga (Spanish) or Cord
  • 1 Habanero pepper or to taste
  • 1 big stock cube
  • 1 medium onion
  • About 4 cooking spoonfuls vegetable oil (for frying)

Before you prepare the Baked Yam and Cheese

  1. Wash the tomatoes and blend them. 
  2. blend, pound, or slice the peppers of the habanero. 
  3. Slice the onions into small pieces, cut into small small cubes the white fish. 
  4. Peel and cut into small cubes the yams. 
  5. Defrost and slice the spinach frozen, then wrinkle all the moisture out of it. 
  6. Grate and set aside the cheese.

Steps

Make the Stew

  • Boil the mixture of tomato until all the water has dried.
  • Put the vegetable oil and onions and fry until all the tomatoes ‘ tangy
  • taste is gone. This is the way Tomato Stew does it.
  • Add the pepper, break the slice, stir and add the white fish.
  • Cover and cook until the fish is done. I’m using Panga for a total of 5 minutes.
  • Attach the spinach, quickly mix and remove the stew from the pot.

Boil the yam

  1. Put the yam pieces in a pot and pour water to the same level as the yams.
  2. Boil till the yam is done to your liking. I like mine well done and soft and it takes about 7 minutes on medium heat because the yam pieces are small.
  3. Once you are happy, remove the yams from the water and set aside.

Layer and bake

  1. Set your oven to 200°C (390°F) to preheat.
  2. Scoop the stew into a baking tray and spread it out to cover the base of the tray as much as possible.
  3. Add the yam pieces on top of the stew, once again speading them out to cover the stew.
  4. Finally, sprinkle the grated cheese on top of everything.
  5. Bake till the cheese have melted.
  6. Bring out from the oven and leave to cool down a bit for about 5 minutes. This gives the cheese some time to set.
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