Irish Potato Fish Pottage bursting with flavour and colours, one of the attractions for kids when eating. A colourful plate also connotes a healthy meal and that’s why we should always try and colour the kids plates with different vegetables.
With lots of fish, a good source of protein and ripe plantain added to this meal, it will surely be enjoyed even by a fussy eater. This is another way to use up your overripe plantain at home and also, our local spice is used in place of stock cube giving it an earthy delicious taste. You can blend this into a puree for a wholesome baby meal.
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Irish Potato Fish Pottage Recipe
- 3 medium irish potatoes
- 1 ripe or overripe plantain
- 1 can Tuna chunks or you can make your flaked fish
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 cup peas
- ¼ red bell pepper
- 2 tbsps ground crayfish
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- ¼ of a thumb okpei/dawadawa/iru/locust beans (about ½ tsp)
- 1 cooking spoon vegetable oil
- Pepper (optional)
- Water for cooking
- Wash, peel and cut the potatoes, plantain, carrots, bell pepper and onions.
- Place a dry pot on the cooker and pour oil. Add the onions and pepper once heated to fry.
- Stir in the curry powder and grated iru and let fry for a minute. Add the crayfish, fish chunks or flakes and the carrots.
- Pour in two cups of water, stir and allow to come to a boil, then add the potatoes and plantain.
- Cook for about 15-20 minutes or till potatoes are soft. You can add some more water to cook if needed.
- Once potatoes are soft, use your spoon to mash some of them lightly to thicken the stock.
- Add pepper if using and finally add the peas. Stir and bring down immediately as the heat will cook the peas without getting it overcooked.
- Serve warm.
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