Asaro is a tasty Nigerian yam recipe that is cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Let me show you how to make my version with this easy recipe.
Heat a stock pot or large saucepan over a medium heat. Once hot add the vegetable oil. Add the shallots, garlic and ginger saute for 2-3 minutes until softened but not crispy. Don't overcook or the garlic becomes bitter.
Add the tomato paste to your pot and stir to combine, you want your other ingredients covered in the paste. Add 2-3 cups of water and turn up the heat to high until boiling. When you have a rolling boil add salt and turn the heat back down to medium.
Add the tomatoes, scotch bonnet and yams to the pot and boil for 15-20 minutes or until yams are almost soft.
Add the plantains and coconut milk and cook for 5-10 minutes more until the plantains have softened.
Season with a little more salt and add the collard greens and gently cook until the greens are soft but don't overcook or the yams and plantains will go mushy.
Serve on it's own or with rice.