Corn Moinmoin

Savoury Steamed Corn pudding. It is also called Abari, Ekoki, Ekusu, Sapala, Nri Oka etc.

Yesterday I bought some fresh corn with the hope of making Adalu. I started reading some comments on my Ekuru post on Facebook and some commenters made reference to Abari/Sapala.  I decided I was going to give it a try. I combed through the internet for recipes and I realised it was same as moinmoin only that people put their own spin on it.

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Recipe

•   Fresh Corn

•   Jalapeño peppers ( Bawa / Sombo / long tatashe )

•   Onions

•   Smoked Mackerel

•   Smoked prawns.

•   Vegetable oil

Procedure

–   If you corn is still in cob, use a knife to take it off the cob

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–    In a blender purée corn

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–    Blend pepper, onion, and smoked prawns and add to the paste

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–    Add vegetable oil and smoked mackerel

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–   Wrap in leaves (traditional) or in a polythene bag or tin foil or ramekins… whatever rocks your boat.

–    Steam cook till it is set and all cooked through.

This is my first time trying this or tasting it and I nailed it, it tastes so good, I don’t know why I’ve never had it before. Le hubs also liked it but because he is not adventurous, I’m foresee me being the only one relishing this 3 times out of 4 when I make it again,

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In keeping with my portion control and keeping my eating clean I served mine with Steamed Vegetable – Ugu, onions and mackerel – .

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Mango Salsa

I love good food, but I also love to stay fit too, staying fit means eating healthy. I try fad diets now and again but I’ve learnt also that I can still enjoy my favourite foods as long as I control my portion and prepare them in a healthy way.

This long story is to let you know I  made mango salsa and I loved it. It is yummy and healthy too. #mangoaddict

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Easy Peesy

•   Mango

•   Cucumber

•   Tomato

•   Apple

•   a dash of Lemon juice

Chop all your fruits and vegetables, add a dash of lemon juice and toss them together. You can eat immediately or store in the fridge a little bit before eating.

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Mexicans have their’s with tacos, I chose toasted bread sticks

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Unripe Plantain Fufu

Do you have unripe plantains at home and you don’t know what do with them? Or you want a healthier alternative to your regular yam flour? Try this.

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–  Peel your unripe plantains, chop into large chunks.

–  Throw them into a blender, add a little bit of water and blend to a smooth paste.

–  Put a clean dry pot on heat and pour in your plantain paste and stir with a wooden ladle.

–  Keep stirring until it starts to thicken. It might start to form lumps but keep stirring in quick motions till it is well blended.

The process for making this is no different from how you’d make your regular Amala or Semo.

It is as simple as that.