T I L A P I A Is Nigerians Favourite Fish You See Everywhere. We Need To Try Other Fish For A Change.
Ekpang Nkukwo Is Absolutely Delicious! We See The Finished Product.....Not The Tedious Preparation Process.
I W U K Etikghi Soup
I W U K means 'savoury- one-pot broth' in Efik/Oron/Ibibio. It is not meant to have heavy intense draw effect.
Iwuk etikghi allows every condiments to surf freely, quickly move away not stick together. Indeed, food is Art that catches every imagination. Welcome to my world where Food- Meets- Arts - Meets -Vision.
What's your vision today?
For A change I Decided To Have Moroccan Tagine Meat With A Twist Enriched With Plenty Afro Flavour For Richer Taste.
Nice Crispy Potatoes Isn't Always Easy To Make.
Potatoes Pan Fried 1st With Little Butter To Golden Brown B4 Oven.
Oven Roast (Omega 3 Rich)- M A C K E R E L. Perfect With Salad, Plantain, Yam & Rice.
Recipe: Scot Bonnet, Red Onions, Garlic, A Drop Of Lemon Juice And White Wine. Seasoned With Fish Stock.
I W U K E D E S I
Pan Fried Seabass With Spicy Tomatoes Sauce On A Bed Of Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Looking Closely I think The Mash Is Actually On The SIDE !!!
Afang soup Is Almost Everyone's Favourite Dish. Great For Weight Loss Provided Palm Oil Is Used In Moderation. Waterleaves Act As Mild Laxative. Afang Is Highly Nutritious.
Nothing Beats A Well Pounded Afang Jute Leaves, Inviting Powerful Aroma And The Dark Green.....Green Healthy Afang Leaves.
I use Waitrose, Iceland, Lidl Frozen Spinach leaves During Shortage of Waterleaves.
Frozen Spinach Should Be Allowed To Thaw Melt Away Excess Water......Unless You Want Your Soup To Run Like River Niger !!!!
Traditional Authentic Afang Is Cooked With Water Leaves For Original Taste, Texture And Flavour. Any Other Way Is A Remix Or Fusion Of Ingredients.
My Mum Shakes Her Fresh Fish. Absolutely No Stiring.
Brown Rice vs White Rice. What's Your Preference?
A K A R A
Akara Served In 3- Dimensions
Firstly, it is a great source of protein- all Vegetarians must get in here for essential recipes. 2ndly, akara can be served as a main dish with salad. 3rdly, snack it with garri soaked in water or breakfast paired with akamu/ogi or custard.
If you're like me low on meat , I tend to supplement with other protein sources to combat protein deficiency. Akara is high in protein. Don't deep fry, shallow fry with very little cooking oil to avoid being soggy.
Gbagbafofo (Itsekiri Soup)
Some said Delta people cook in similar ways as Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom people. I am thinking differently as more like-remember the cliche-the closer you are to river/sea , your diet align with nature. Fish dishes common in riversides and meat dishes in cattle -reared dry lands.
So which river near Delta a beg when River Niger is far from the region? Gbagbafofo is peppersoup infused with plenty okro , seafood, spices cooked without palm oil. Fresh fish is the mainstay, I cooked mine with stock fish and plenty king prawns to give pink colour.
This Week Kitchen Tips
Blend assortment of pepper, herbs, spices cooked or uncooked in the fridge/freezer for emergency - Stew sauce, jollof sauce, goat meat, chicken, fish, shaki, kpomo and sundries.
I make enough for a week cooking . Why blend each time when you can prep all at once and save in the fridge/freezer?
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Watch Out For Soon-To-Show Celebrated Nigerian Tribal Soups/Dishes:
Scented Ukang With unripe plantain
Bitter Leaf Egusi In Lumps
Ofe Nsala, Ofe Akwu, Ofe Okazi, Ofe Oha
Abak Mmong Ikong
Ebiripo Ayan Ekpang
Efere Ineh (fisherman soup)
These are soups spanning different tribes and cultures in Nigeria with clashes or shall I safely term it cross-cultual soups because of the way we share recipes and ingredients like Abak-Banga soup. I won't even risk WW3 which tribes cook the best soups. I leave you to be the judge with comments.
Village Jollof Rice
It Is Not The Jollof! Well I cooked This With Palm Oil . You can Add Various Condiments- smoked fish, cray fish . My Efik Grandmother would have preferred IBAT! I used Basmati Rice That Came Out Nice & Fluffy. Enjoy My Efik Iwuk Edesi- Savoury Rice.
I don't Do Plain Roast Whole Chicken. I Pack In Afro Flavours- spices, More Spices, Herbs, More Herbs And Hot Pepper Chillies. Finally 1/2 Glass Of White Wine To Soak Up And Fire Up All The Flavours. Shaai!
Keep It Simple And Deliciously Tasty . Healthy foods Are So Easy To Cook.
Mixed Veggies And Lean Meat -Healthy Combo To Pair With Yam, Plantain and Rice. It's Cold Here In The UK So Hot & Spicy Food Will Keep Everyone Warm. Enjoy!
Moi-Moi is no longer prepared for significant occasions because of it long cooking processes. Thankfully, food processor and pre-packaged peeled beans have helped to speed up time spent in the kitchen. Hallelujah! ! After all the Xmas & New Year 'HEAVIES' - high carbs , high cholesterol pudding, potatoes, rice ,pounded yam & soups I feel it is time to balance our essential protein. What better than Moi-Moi .
I tend to steam cook my moi-moi like you do with Xmas pudding in a large pan filled with water or oven cooked though it can come out dry with wrong timing. But of course wrapping it with Banana leaves gives it additional flavour.
I rarely cook Moi-Moi so today I decide to bite the bullet and make one of the favourites West African staple bean pudding or bean cake on New Year Day,
My ingredients and condiments are seasoned seperately prior to cooking for maximum taste and flavour.
Snack, Side dish or Main dish with salad, fish, meat and seafoods however way you like, moi-moi- will always compliment popular dishes. How Do You Like Your moi-moi?
I have enough to see me thru intense exercise/workout meal plan for the coming week.
Let Good Food Be Your Medicine-Chapt.12 Eat With Pleasure (2017)
Fresh Fish and seafood Okra Soup Is a welcome relief from Xmas turkey, leg of lamb and salmon. Or shall I even mention xmas pudding and custard. On that note I declare today Wednesday SWALLOW DAY!
I was very lucky my fishmonger was opened this morning to pick up crabs I ordered last week and was unable to pick up b4 Xmas. Crab is full of flavour with exceptional rich texture.
I tend to prep and season sauce, fish and seafood seperately before everything is cooked as all-in-one-pot soup. The Fresh King prawns and crabs and okra soup love affair is unbelievable- kind of turf and surf they stick out for each other.
Fish & chips can be cooked in different variations from the traditional chippy. For me, the chunkier the better.
Pick your favourite fish. It doesn't have to be cod. My salmon fillet is oven Grilled as I don't like fried fish. Seasoned with spices for maximum flavour.
Good Food cooked simple & deliciously Wholesome. I am a foodie who loves good food.
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Prep & deep fry the chips in high heat for few mins then transfer to oven for crispy and fluffy texture.
African Bird or Devil Pepper Is Hot & Burn Like Fire. It Is Queen Of All Ingredients!
2 Shades of Blended Pepper
Buy good quality pepper & grind or blend it yourself instead of prepackaged you don't know what is added to enhance colour.
Yoruba 'ata wewe'
Hausa 'tattasai '
Sierra Leone Kreole ' smohi pehpeh'
100% Unrefined Genuine Organic Palm Oil Is Available To Buy In The UK
Buy It Only in Sierra Leone African Food Stores For Guaranteed Authenticity. No Doubt It Is Very Expensive. Can You Put A Price On What Goes Into Your Body Especially With Crooks Everywhere Selling Contaminated Foodstuffs With Food Standard Agency Chasing Them Everywhere.
Please Why Is Smoked Fish So Expensive?
If You Have Outdoor Barbeque Stand Get Your Favourite Fish Barbequed Dry With That Authentic Smoky Flavour Or Impoverish With Oven.
The Fish Seller In Brixton Market Was Rude & Tough As An Old Boot . Please We Should Look For Alternatives.
The Fish Seller Tough Talking Reminded Me Of Women Back Home In Volvo Fish Market In Calabar.
Afang Soup Cooking Technique Is full Of Diversity Of Flavours. Please Who Cooks The Best Afang Soup? He he he eeeh ! Trouble Brewing !
AFANG Soup cooked With Freshly Cut afang Leaves Taste Better With Authentic Flavour.
Afang Soup Is Prepared In Different Ways. Cut & Pounded To Required Texture Depending On Regions or Locality.Ogoja People & Igbo Don't Pound Okazi The Way Ibibio, Oron & Calabar do.
Buy or Order In Advance as It Goes Quick! Remember Restaurant Order In Bulk.
Having my parent from Oron (dad) and Calabar ( mum), I know OTONG SOUP is cooked with slight variations which makes it interesting.
For 'draw' effect, Okro is pounded to solid smooth consistency.
My Igbo friends will be asking me ' a beg wet in be OTONG SOUP, no bi Okro Soup be this?
At a glance you assume Okro Soup. Fact is it's a different Okro Soup! Their similarities abound!
Efik and Oron OTONG SOUP are similar, the difference being Oron OTONG is cooked with red kidney beans ( OTONG nseme) paired with IWEH EKPANG. Efik OTONG is paired with AYAN EKPANG.
Ugwu leaves and Uziza leaves is a MUST for OTONG!
MAMAPUT STEW chronicles This Week
Obe ATADINDIN Stew
Yorubas Cook The Best Stew
There Are Over 8 Types Of Stews
These Stews are cooked with Palm oil to fry all the ingredients which are : assorted hot peppers, Onions, crayfish . Yes crayfish gives it a different flavour.
Pepper Soup Has a Certain 'get well soon' Cure To Common Cold & Other Ailments.
Any Pepper Soup Whether Fish or Meat Goes Well With Yam, Plantain or Rice.
Today Choice To Enjoy This Hot Spicy Tilapia Fish Pepper Soup Is Plantain.
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Fresh Water leaves, prepped & Chopped
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