Category: Stews and Sauces

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

I grow a lot of basil in my garden and I keep looking for an excuse to cook with it. Last night I remembered that I hadn't cooked as a main ingredient in stew. And that led me to this. From my garden with love. My grandmother called this patminger, this basil specie here is … Continue reading Tomato Basil Soup

Óta (Raw Soup)

Óta (Raw Soup)

Óta I was quite intrigued when my then help shared this recipe with me about 7 years ago. It's a staple local recipe in her village in Oja Odan in Ogun state. Raw Soup! I had never heard of it. Even stranger was the idea that the soup was eaten with starchy staples like Fufu, … Continue reading Óta (Raw Soup)

Smoked Fried Stewed Panla

Smoked Fried Stewed Panla

My mother in law made me fall in love with eating this fish. First time I saw her cooking it like this, I was intrigued. I had never seen anyone fry roasted panla (cod fish). And then she put it in some buka style stew (you know they stew that has meats, fish in it). … Continue reading Smoked Fried Stewed Panla

Groundnut Soup Cameroon Style

Groundnut Soup Cameroon Style

I can't be the only one who goes to bed looking forward to a particular meal for the next day. Sometimes I start the meal prep for a particular dish the day before just to save cooking time. Sometimes it's a spur of the moment thing, like my mind just remembers, oh i haven't had … Continue reading Groundnut Soup Cameroon Style

Cream of Prawn Soup

Cream of Prawn Soup

Warm creamy hearty bowl of soup. A great starter soup. Suitable for any time the day. Dazzle with this super easy to make bowl of soup. I enjoy having it with fresh bread rolls. I woke up pretty early today to get Panipopo bread going. I had left the dough in the fridge over night … Continue reading Cream of Prawn Soup

Native Fisherman Soup

Native Fisherman Soup

I've heard that it's been said, that the way to a girl's heart is through seafood. Right? Lol! I totally made that up, but seafood sure is the way to my heart! A few days ago a facebook friend asked if I had a recipe for Native Fisherman soup on the blog, I realized I … Continue reading Native Fisherman Soup

Bini Owo Soup

Bini Owo Soup

When I shared the recipe for Owho Soup the Urhobo version, a facebook asked if I had tried out the Bini version. I told her I hadn't and I would love to. She sent me a couple of video links. And it was quite intriguing. The cooking method is different from that of the Urohobos. … Continue reading Bini Owo Soup

Owho Soup

Owho Soup

Owo soup is native to the people of the Niger-Delta. It’s eaten by the Delta people, Urhobos, the Bini’s and more people in the riverine areas. You will find slight variations in recipes from one ethnic group to another.

Egusi Ijebu

Egusi Ijebu

Egusi Ijebu Egusi Ijebu is peculiar for its light and almost runny consistency and it is cooked without vegetables. Growing up my mum cooked this variant along with the variant cooked with vegetables. Interesting my husband prefers his Egusi without vegetables while I like it vegetables. Recipe 1 1/2 cups ground Egusi (Melon Seeds)Assorted Meats … Continue reading Egusi Ijebu

Groundnut Soup (Omisagwe)

Groundnut Soup (Omisagwe)

Since I learnt to make Groundnut soup, I can make it in my sleep. When i have a flu, i make it extra spicy Recipe 1 1/2 Cups raw (unpeeled, dehusked) groundnut 2 tsp Uziza Seeds 2 Dried Cameroon Peppers *Goat meat (personal preference) Stock fish Smoked Fish 1/8 cup of smoked prawns 2 tbsp … Continue reading Groundnut Soup (Omisagwe)