How to make ègbo. Egbo with Fried Palm oil Pepper Sauce and Fish. For the life of me, I wouldn't have thought I didn't have a recipe for Egbo on the blog. Matter of fact, I took these pictures hoping to update the Egbo recipe I thought I had posted in 2015. I was surprised … Continue reading Egbo
How to make Donkwa Popularly called Donkwa in the north of Nigeria, this corn meal snack is also called Tanfiri by the Yoruba people. It is a snack that will always evoke a lot of childhood memories for me. Dambu Nama is another tasty meat snack from the North of Nigeria, you can make it … Continue reading Donkwa
Dambu Nama (Fried Meat Floss) The recipe for Dambu Nama was once one of the best kept secret recipes from Northern Nigeria. This should top the chart of ultimate street foods from the north of Nigeria. I've had this in my draft since 2020, I was just too lazy to deal with the writers block … Continue reading Dambu Nama
Baked Rice Mosa Gluten free, vegan friendly Rice Bread. Think fried Hausa Mosa cakes (Masa), then imagine it baked. All made in a blender. Mosa is one of my mum's favourite hausa snacks. She loves to eat Mosa (or Masa depending on who is saying it) with yaji spice or honey. I've been served Mosa … Continue reading Rice Bread
Minced Meat sauce.
Simple Minced Meat Sauce This simple minced meat sauce recipe is made using simple everyday Nigerian ingredients to create a delicious spaghetti sauce. Without adding anything too fancy, you can rummage through your freezer and whip this up quick and simple as I did. Spaghetti with minced meat sauce. Please note, I mostly eyeballed the … Continue reading Minced Meat sauce.
Lagos Summer Favourite Crops
Ube (Safou, Atanga, African Bush Pear. Nsafu, Bush Butter Fruit)Corn (Agbado, Oka)Groundnuts (Boiled) Asala/Awusa (sometimes African Walnut) Which of these crops in season have you been enjoying? Tell me your most and least favorite of them all. If your current crop in season isn't here, please mention in the comment.
Village Jollof Rice. Unlike my Native Jollof Rice, this Village Rice packs a punch in flavour and aromatic herbs. I sliced a combination of Utazi, Uziza, Efinrin (Nchuawu), Basil (local women call it curry leaf) for a rich aromatic taste. A fusion of southeastern and southwestern Naija flavours I used Iru and Ugba, a generous … Continue reading Village Rice
Noodles and Vegetables with Egg
I seldom eat noodles, whenever I do I cook them according to whatever taste I'm craving at that moment.I wanted this to be a little aromatic. So I sliced Utazi, Uziza, Ugu, Rainbow chard, young Ginger leaves into it. Hit it with a little Cameroon pepper for extra spice. I like my noodles al dente, … Continue reading Noodles and Vegetables with Egg
Spaghetti with a native vibe
Native Spaghetti Packet pasta is one of the best pantry items, ever invented. Quick and easy to cook and it can cooked in so many different ways, even with an extremely lean budget, you can whip up a very tasty pasta meal. Of the packet pasta, I find Spaghetti the easiest to cook and maybe … Continue reading Spaghetti with a native vibe
Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs
Platter of deep fried whitebait, shrimps and crabs, cut limes serve as palate cleanse. Talking about Lagos street food cannot be complete without talking about seafood fries. As a little girl anytime my dad travelled to Lagos to make supplies, he would buy fried prawns, fried tiny fish and we would eat it with soaked … Continue reading Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs