Category: Meals

Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

"Asun", spicy grilled goat meat was the inspiration for this. And since I didn't have any goat meat in the freezer, I used beef with the skin on. Beef with skin on is called "Agemawo" in Yoruba. And Agemawo meat is in two forms. The hair of the cow can be removed either by burning … Continue reading Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

Plantain Gizzard Kebab

Plantain Gizzard Kebab

Deconstructed Gizzdodo The initial plan was to make Gizdodo but then I decided against it, instead I assembled the ingredients on a skewer. In other words deconstructed gizdodo. Happy 60th independence day Nigeria(ns). How did you celebrate? I know many of us feel disillusioned about the current state of things in the nation. However I … Continue reading Plantain Gizzard Kebab

Ayamase Fried Rice

Ayamase Fried Rice

The initial plan was to make native rice, but I changed course and made fried rice inspired Ofada rice something something. I was at loss as to what to name it. But here we are. Thanks to bulk prepping, I pulled out frozen mixed vegetables from the freezer, as well as frozen boiled ayamase pepper. … Continue reading Ayamase Fried Rice

Pap (Ogi/Akamu/ Koko/ Agidi)

Pap (Ogi/Akamu/ Koko/ Agidi)

3 grain Ogi spiced with Cloves and Ginger This fermented cereal pudding has different names in different cultures, some of the most popular names in Nigeria include Ogi , Akamu, Koko, Agidi. Popular across west Africa and in some Arab cultures. The consistency of pap is like that of custard or a curd sometimes lighter. … Continue reading Pap (Ogi/Akamu/ Koko/ Agidi)

Fonio Porridge – Acha Porridge

Fonio Porridge – Acha Porridge

Acha Porridge a brilliant breakfast cereal. Since pantry surfing and discovering the pack of Fonio (Acha) I had previously forgotten, I have been having fun with it. And I particularly find Acha Porridge (Acha Pudding) delightful. It is a lot better than eating Oats hands down. And absolutely more nutritious too. Blended to flour you … Continue reading Fonio Porridge – Acha Porridge

Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Tola had asked me to blog about Acarajé. Tola shared with me a beautiful part of her family history and how her grandfather had escaped slavery in Brazil and returned to Abeokuta. As such her dad who is now in his 80's recalled that this is how Akara was made in his family while growing … Continue reading Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Spaghetti Jollof

Spaghetti Jollof

This is my son's favourite way to eat Spaghetti Recipe Ingredients (serves 5-6) 1 pack Spaghetti 1.5 cups pre cooked pepper mix (tomatoes + jalapeños + scotch bonnet, ratio 5:1:1)1/4 Tomato Paste1 Cup Chicken or Beef Stock2 bay Leaf1 tbsp curry powder1/2 tsp dried thymeSalt to taste2 or more Bouillon Cubes (These days I use … Continue reading Spaghetti Jollof

Seafood Boil Pepper Soup Style

Seafood Boil Pepper Soup Style

For those who have followed this page long enough, you will know of my love for seafood! I love seafood! I love love seafood! Especially shell fish and crustaceans. The major seafood market on the mainland of Lagos "Makoko Fish Market", is a 1hr 15min drive from my home, sans traffic. When I can't get … Continue reading Seafood Boil Pepper Soup Style

Native Jollof Rice (Yoruba Style Palm oil Rice)

Native Jollof Rice (Yoruba Style Palm oil Rice)

My 8yr 10 month old son loves Iru. He would pick out iru from soup just to eat it separately. It's funny because at his age, I detested Iru, I would pick it and throw it out of my food. Now I enjoy it. For some Iru is an acquire taste, like black olives, kimchi … Continue reading Native Jollof Rice (Yoruba Style Palm oil Rice)

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Imagine if you could perceive the fragrant aromas from this coconut rice! I'm looking forward to a day when technology advances to capture smell as we capture pictures. I've always made my own Coconut oil, and I make enough to last me a year. Somehow I ran out without knowing I was finishing my last … Continue reading Coconut Rice