After doing the provision soup a while back I decided to delve a little into other uses for provision a bit. After all, I did explain to you all about the blue food festival held annually in Tobago, which had me in awe at the many recipes people came up with using dasheen (taro). With that in mind I looked at how we used other provision, apart from the traditional way.
Yam Pie: Another Provision Variation
So today we did yam pie; this recipe really is just a variation of the usual potato pie that we make substituting the yam for the potato. You all may remember that I did a post similar to this one using the green fig, so if you’re still with me so far, we can see that there is a wide scope of provision pie variations. We could have a dasheen pie with or without minced meat or any other meat or how about an eddoes pie or a tannia pie…. or even mix them all up and make a provision pie (with saltfish). The variations are endless and all it requires is an open mind.
As you can see in the pictures, we had the yam pie with stewed pigeon peas and chicken. It was delicious (if only you could have tasted these pictures I post :^) ) Of course, there is always room for improvement. So here’s my plan for next time I make this. I’m going to:
1. Add more cheese (you can never have enough cheese)
2. Add a layer of meat in between.( why not? )
3. Add more cheese ( this is just in case I forgot about it in step 1! )
:^) Here’s yam pie.
Yam Pie Recipe
1 1/2 lbs. yam
8 oz. grated cheese
1 small onion, finely diced
2 pimento, finely diced
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. of each: big thyme, small thyme, chive, celery, parsley
We had the yam pie with a little stew chicken and pigeon peas.
That’s it for another post. See you soon and continue to send your requests and comments. Bye!