Saturday, 15 October 2016

Unripe plantain fufu (plantain fufu recipe)

NB.. If you need or want your plantain fufu, quite darken freeze the plantain first before carrying out the steps below)... 

Peel and chop the plantain into small chunks (this allows for easy blending without having to use much water). Pour the blended plantain into a pot and start stirring... 

Step 2.. Stir continuously 

Step 3. Continue to stir, as it will start stretching.. 

Step 4 Wrap with a clingfilm or nylon and allow to harden... 

Ikokore (ijebu ikokore - wateryam porridge)


Water yam 
Crayfish or smoke prawns or both
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 prefer to add oil at the beginning rather than at the end).

Step 3.while the water boils, start  dropping water yam gently into the pot. 

Step 4: Stir gently and allow to boil, you can add more water if need.. be warned it does burn (so keep you eyes peeled on the cooker. I suggest low heat).. allow the water yam to cook through 


Thursday, 29 October 2015

Bitter leave soup

Bitter leaves (chopped and washed)
Cocoyam (ede)
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 to give a final wash.

Step 2. Wash the cocoyam, peel, wash and boil without salt.. (Tip. always wash your root vegetables before peeling and after peeling)

Step 3. Add pepper to the boiling meat and it stock

Step 4. Add in the stock fish

Step 5. add in the smoked cat fish

Step 6. Add in oil and cocoyam

Step 7. the crayfish

Step 8. Ogiri... stir to dissolve (or you can dissolve in warm water before adding it to the soup)

Step 9. Add in the periwinkles

Step 10.. finally the washed bitterleaves

Continue to stir, if too thick add in some to loosen up.

The kids called out for pounded yam, as soon as the soup was ready....