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Monday, March 9, 2015

Taro Root Tomato Pottage Stew Recipe

Taro Root Tomato Pottage is an easy one-dish recipe made throughout Africa. Pottage is a thick soup or stew and taro root is a starchy vegetable consisting of 2/3 water with a fibrous outer coating.  Taro root is commonly used in place of a potato however, Taro root and leaves should not be eaten raw.

Taro Root is a staple crop used in many African, Asian, Caribbean, and Hawaiian recipes.

Taro Root

Taro Root is a staple crop used in many African, Asian, Caribbean, and Hawaiian recipes.


Taro Root Tomato Pottage

Ingredients:
2 taro roots
2 handfuls cleaned taro leaves, chopped finely
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
Taro leaves

Taro leaves

2 tablespoons palm oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable broth

Directions:

Wash taro root boil with skin in salted water until soft. Drain, peel and cut into pieces. Wash chopped taro leaves and stems boil 5 minutes and drain. In a medium frying pan add palm oil and sauté onions with seasonings; add taro root, leaves, broth and tomatoes simmer 15 minutes. Serve over fufu or rice. 

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