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Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish

Personally I think this is the best way to eat fresh catfish. Nothing beats the taste of fried catfish, whether in soups or stews or as a side dish or main dish , fried catfish holds its own any day. This is how I make mine. Recipe Fresh CatfishVegetable oil Flour (all purpose is best … Continue reading Fried Catfish

Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

I often wonder why this groundnut candy is called "Sisi Pelebe". Sisi Pelebe loosely translates as "Skinny Lady" which is funny, because these sweet treats will certainly not leave you skinny. Sisi Pelebe is definitely on top of the list of my guilty pleasures, along with Baba Dudu Coconut Sweets, Coconut Candy . You will … Continue reading Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

Baba Dudu Candy, Coconut sweets. Typically knoted together to look like candy necklace I ate an inordinate amount of these sweets in my preteens and early teens. Every extra cash I had, I spent on Baba Dudu. Every neighbourhood corner shop that sold basic provisions and snacks always had a chain of baba Dudu candy … Continue reading Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

How to make Beske / Awara / Tofu

How to make Beske / Awara / Tofu

"Beske oni gun merin" is a fun name we called this as kids. Loosely translates as Fried Tofu with four sharp edges. Food triggers memories, and it should be fun to hear what sorts of memories different foods trigger for us. When I see Beske (Awara/Tofu), I remember walking to my mum's patent medicine store … Continue reading How to make Beske / Awara / Tofu

Soymilk (Soya Milk)

Soymilk (Soya Milk)

Soya (Soy) Milk is one of the most popular sources of non-dairy milk. It is favoured by vegetarians, people with lactose intolerance and special diets. Soya (Soy) Milk is a plant-based milk derived from Soya Beans. It is not only a great alternative to dairy milk, it is loaded with nutritional benefits. Pros of soy … Continue reading Soymilk (Soya Milk)

No MSG cooking; How to make pastes for flavourful Nigerian food.

No MSG cooking; How to make pastes for flavourful Nigerian food.

Cross Section of pastes Mirepoix Paste, Yellow Paste, Green Paste. Let me share with you how to make three of the pastes I find useful in my cooking Mirepoix PasteYellow PasteGreen Paste I try to stay away as much as possible from controversial conversations about cooking with MSG. There are tons of research work for … Continue reading No MSG cooking; How to make pastes for flavourful Nigerian food.

Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Street hawkers carry Adoyo in clear plastic buckets like this, revealing the liquid drink and fruit infusions. Adoyo is a drink made by boiling water decanted from the top raw Ogi, with Pineapple (bark only or slices), Lemongrass and citrus (could be lime, orange or pomelo) Click link to see how to make Ogi. If … Continue reading Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Relax, picture yourself on a beach and sip Pito. I was in primary school in the 90's when Pito somehow became such popularly hawked Street drink. Mobil busstop at Oluyole in Ibadan always had at least 3 Pito sellers. Hawking their drinks to school children at closing time. It was sold in calabash with a … Continue reading Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Iru (Fermented Locust Beans). How it is made.

Iru (Fermented Locust Beans). How it is made.

"Parkia biglobosa'', also known as the African locust bean tree or néré tree. Photo credit: Karl Gercens Flickr In the St Louis Primary school, opposite our house in Orita Challenge, Ibadan. There was a big tree right in the centre of the school we called "komiko" tree. We snuck into the school compound when the … Continue reading Iru (Fermented Locust Beans). How it is made.

Paprika (Dried Tatashe)

Paprika (Dried Tatashe)

Do you cook with dried tatashe? Tell me about the different ways you cook with it. I really like dried tatashe because it becomes sweeter when it is dried and differently not as spicy as dried pepper.Two of the ways I use it in my cooking include, rehydrating it in cold water for some hours … Continue reading Paprika (Dried Tatashe)