Finding a great Seafood shop in Wuse 2, Abuja has re-introduced me to the world of seafood which I have missed so much since we relocated from Lagos. Under Falomo bridge, near Law school on Ozumba Mbadiwe used to be my treasured fresh from the water seafood location where one could get an array of seafood at a good price. Continue reading Stir Fried Octopus.
This season has been very busy for me. I have been working hard and hustling for money. I also have my mother in law around, so I have been busy taking care of her needs. E nor easy…I tell you.
Luckily, she happens to be a huge fan of puff puff, so I decided to be creative with it. Walking into my ladder, I noticed I had four packets of desicated coconuts…left overs from a coconut rice I made for a company event a while ago. So I grabbed it, beside it was standing a can of Amel Susan Cocoa powder which I plucked off the rack too. You both are going into my puff puff recipe I said to myself.
And in they went.
Concoction rice has been on the Nigerian food scene for ages but it was a meal I didn’t really care about because I saw so many versions of it that I didn’t really like nor enjoyed. Some where just made up of palm oil and pepper with a little crayfish and seasoning. I just didn’t get it so it was not on my list of favorite meals until I told myself to look into it and modify it.
I decided to go for basmati rice, swapped the palm oil for vegetable oil and instead of making it a one pot meal, I made it a stir fry. 🙂 You know where I am going right? I brought in the Asian way of cooking, using an African recipe. God bless Asians and their techniques. Boy it was so good! It tasted like nothing I had tasted before and had more depth than the usual concoction rice. You should try this. Damnnn! You should!!! 😀
This beautiful recipe was inspired by my cousin, Tina Joseph Kagho. A very jolly personality who is well known for her Joie de vivre. An excellent entertainer and a great cook. I just love her.
When I spied a bowl of bitter leaf pepper soup she cooked, stuffed with goat meat and all the orishrishis , I couldn’t hold myself back. I simply begged for the recipe. Aunty, I said. “Abeg I need the recipe fast, fast”. Being her ever generous self, she handed it over to me with no qualms. Aaaand NO! This is not the Edo black soup.
Oya sharp, sharp! I headed for the market to buy everything on the list. Continue reading Bitter leaf Pepper Soup
I remember long ago when I was living with my grandma, she would rustle up quick meals for little hungry me. Dabaiye as she is called has a soft spot for me. She can do anything for me. She is the best judge of my character, knowing me inside out.
Amala has never been easier and you can do it in 5 minutes. Aint that Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly cool 😀 I made several mistakes while trying to make Amala with my microwave oven. Unlike the Microwave oven Eba that is so easy to make, the microwave oven Amala took a lot of experimenting until I got it right. Yipee! The first person I saw make Amala with a micro-wave oven was actually my cousin Alero Uwatse -Edukugho several years ago. It didn’t cross my mind to replicate the process until I became a food blogger willing to share ideas and tricks. This will make your life so easy. It requires less washing, less stress, giving you perfectly made Amala that is almost lump-proof. Oh yes! 😀 Continue reading 5 Minute Microwave oven Amala
Celebrate this season with mouth watering meat/fish and shrimps recipes. Here are some protein accompaniments/side dishes for your rice and pasta dishes. Get your taste buds delighted!!! 🙂
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