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Ikokore (ijebu ikokore – wateryam porridge)

Ingredients  Water yam  Oil Crayfish or smoke prawns or both Sharwa  Dried fish or any fish of your choice or meat Dried pepper Stock cube to taste  Step 1: Peel, wash and grate the water yam.. using the smallest part of your grater Step 2: Add all the dried ingredients including oil and fish.. (I []

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Bitter leave soup

Ingredients  Bitter leaves (chopped and washed) Crayfish  Cocoyam (ede) Ogiri Mixed Meat and its stock Palm oil (you only need a little) Smoke catfish  Periwinkle (optional) Dried fish Dried blended pepper  Step 1. cut, wash the bitter leaves and cook for few minutes.. this helps to extract the bitterness from the leaves.. making it easier []

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Green tomatoes stew (green tomatoes sauce)

I went shopping at my local whole food market, to my amusement  I spotted some green tomatoes.. quickly a thought came to mind “green tomatoes stew!!!, quickly I got that feeling of a kid in the candy store. Packed hand full of the tomatoes, humming on my way home filled with excitement.  When preparing this []

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Walkers potatoes style crisps (potatoes crisps jollof flavour)

Ingredients Potatoes Oil to fry  Jollof base sauce  Stock cubes  Red bell peppers  Scotch bonnet (chilli pepper) Tomatoes purée  Onions   Curry powder  Thyme  Veg oil  Thyme  Step 1. Peel and shred the potatoes in to thin pieces.. Next wash, blend and steam the jollof base sauce, add in the oil to fry, thyme, curry []

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Spicy plantain chips (how to make plantain chips)

IngredientsRipen plantainBlended dried peppers Salt to taste Oil to deep fry Step 1. Slice the plantain very thinly.. Season with the pepper and little salt. Leave for few mins to marinate. Step 2. Heat up the deep fryer or frying pan with oil, spread the plantain out evenly then fry till brown in colour or to the colour you []

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Ekana gowon (how to make ekana gowon)

Ekana gowon means Gowons finger, now don’t ask me what that means, lol. Legend has it that it became popular after the Biafran war. If anyone has any info on this please drop a comment.This childhood favorite actually has over a dozen names across Nigeria including honey sweet and ojukwu finger.I seriously doubt if this []

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Dodo ikire (Nigeria spice plantain)

This is a spicy, savory and sweet treat as it combines the sweetness of very ripe plantains with pepper, onions and salt.Unlike the popular Ghanaian kelewele which has seemingly similar ingredients, this is all mashed and mixed together before frying to create this dark sinfully delightful plantain treat.Dodo ikire is named after the town of []

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Onion sauce (onions and tomatoes purée sauce)

Ingredients *Onions (mix of small and medium size)*250g puréed tomatoes *Bonga fish- sharwa (optional)*Beef or any meat of your choice*Beef or any stock of your choice (or just use water)*Chicken stock (cubed or powder) Veg oil (can use palm oil, but make sure to bleach first)Step 1. In a large pot or pan, add in the vegetable oil []

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Edikang ikong (edikaikong), how to cook edikang ikong

This is a very nutritious and tasty soup that is traditional to the efik people of cross rivers and Akwa Ibom. Dare I say this is their most popular soup and one of the easier ones to attempt. When I say easy, don’t think you can’t get it wrong. There are lots of ways to get []

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Garri cookies (cassava flake cookies)

Ever wondered if our beloved garri can be made into a sweet treat? If you have a sweet tooth, love cookies and love garri, I’ve brought to you today, a match made in heaven!!! Garri cookies!!!. It’s such a tasty crunchy treat that people would argue with you that it can’t possibly contain garri (I would []

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Iya Alli buka stew (Iru stew)

Ingredients  Red bell peppers  Shombo (dried long red peppers) Scotch bonnet (rodo) Onions Mixed meat  Stock cubes  Dried Cameroon peppers  Bonga fish (shawa) Iru (locust beans) Dried smoke prawns (blended) Palm oil (needs to be bleached) Step 1. Soak the dried peppers in hot water, this help to soften them up. Then blend all the []

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Jerk chicken

The popular Jamaican Jerk Chicken is one hot and spicy chicken you just have to try if you love Lagos street roasted chicken! It’s really a powerhouse full of taste and every single bite is just a delight. On the streets of Victoria Island, these spicy chicken being roasted by mallams and non mallams alike in the []

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Iya shukura buka stew

Nothing beats good old buka stew. A buka is a local Nigerian food joint that is fancy and fuss free in terms of service and ambience, however, many a man have been known to ignore their wife’s cooking for the sake of these humble food joints on the streets of Nigeria.Their secret is consistency in taste []

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Homemade zesty sugarcane juice (sugarcane juice)

During my weekly shopping sometime last week, I spotted a market trader selling sugarcane!!!Oh my! This ignited so many childhood memories and I just had to get some!However, the only thing I disliked and still dislike about sugarcanes is having to chew to extract the juice as it gets quite stressful for my jaws! That’s []

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How to cook Ogbono soup.. (Ogbono soup)

This is another popular soup across Nigeria and parts of sub saharan Africa that is typically accompanied by a carbohydrate swallow eg pounded yam, eba or fufu. There are different ways of cooking ogbono and there are a lot of vegetables and extras that can be added depending on personal preference eg bitter leaf, ugu, []

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