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Caribbean Latino tuber soup
Our best friends and neighbors of the past 15 years are Cuban. They were visiting close family in Spain where they lived before migrating to So Cal when Obama made his announcement allowing Cuban Americans to travel to Cuba, instead of returning back home after a month away they called us to tell us they were going back to Cuba for a few weeks and for us to continue mowing and watering their lawn and garden until they delayed return.
When they first moved in they turned us on to a great soup, more of a pottage, made from several tropical tubers like yucca, white and yellow yams, malanga, corn cobbettes, plaintains, chicken parts in a thick chicken broth seasoned with the typical Cuban spices and sofreeto, slow cooked. Yummy, great for cool and or rainy days they call it ayahkgo something like that, I wish they were here to get the correct spelling, We have also had the same soups in the Dominican and Puerto Rico where they call it songoncho
We are able to buy all the necessary tubers, peeled and frozen in bags at specialty Latino bodegas markets or the Cuban supermaket chain of So Cal-Liborio, our neighbors make it from scratch
This is a very hearty soup/pottage, a meal by itself or a great opening dish in small quantities