How to Prepare Isu -Spiced Boiled Yams -Nigeria Recipe

Isu (Spiced Boiled Yams)

    * 2 pounds yams, peeled and thickly sliced (regular yams can be used in place of African yams)
    * ½ teaspoon salt
    * 1 clove garlic
    * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    * 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
    * Cayenne pepper, to taste


   1. Place the yams in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover them.
   2. Add the salt, garlic clove, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
   3. Reduce heat to medium and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
   4. Drain the yams and remove the garlic clove and discard it.
   5. Place the yams on a platter and drizzle the butter over the top.
   6. Sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper (be careful, cayenne pepper tastes very hot) and serve.

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