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Roasted yam and palm oil sauce, with strawberry-watermelon juice

Experience the rich flavors of roasted yam paired with a savory palm oil sauce in this simple yet delicious recipe. Perfect for those who enjoy a traditional dish, this recipe offers a delightful taste of comfort food.
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 25 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
Yield: Serves 1-2

• One seasoning cube (such as Maggi)
• A Pinch of salt
• Two medium-sized onions
• One medium-sized yam
• 250ml pure palm oil
• One yellow Scotch bonnet pepper

Start the charcoal fire: Begin by preparing your charcoal grill for roasting. Ensure the coals are evenly spread and at the right temperature.
Prepare the yam: Clean the yam thoroughly and cut it into your preferred sizes and shapes.
Roast the yam: Place the yam slices on the grill over the charcoal and allow them to roast until they are well-cooked and have a nice char. If you prefer, you can also roast the yam in an oven or a pressure cooker for a similar effect.
Prepare the palm oil sauce: While the yam is roasting, take a clean pot and place it near your cooking area. Pour the palm oil into the pot and gently heat it, taking care not to overheat or smoke the oil.
Add flavorings: To the heated oil, add a pinch of salt, the onions, finely chopped yellow Scotch bonnet pepper, and crumble in the seasoning cube for taste. Cover the pot.
Cook the sauce: Let the sauce simmer, allowing the onions to caramelize and become tender. The goal is to create a sauce where the onions are well-cooked and infused with the flavors of the pepper and seasoning.
Finalize and serve: Once the yam is properly charred and the sauce is ready, remove both from the heat. Peel the charred skin off the yam, and serve the warm yam slices alongside the savory palm oil sauce.
Enjoy your meal: Your charred yam with palm oil sauce is now ready to be enjoyed. This dish is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner.

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Strawberry-watermelon juice
Quench your thirst and delight your taste buds with this simple and utterly refreshing Strawberry-Watermelon Juice.
Prep time: 6 minutes
Cook time: 0 minute
Total time: 6 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: Approx. 60 kcal per serving
• Two cups of fresh watermelon, cubed
• Two cups of strawberries, preferably frozen
• Juice from one fresh lemon

Combine ingredients: In a blender, add the cubed watermelon, frozen strawberries, and the juice of one lemon.
Blend smoothly: Blend until the fruits are completely liquified. Use a tamper tool if necessary to ensure even blending.
Serve immediately: Once the juice is smooth, pour it into glasses and serve immediately for the best flavor.
Enjoy: Sip and enjoy this delicious, hydrating strawberry-watermelon juice!

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