Tag: locust beans

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.

Obe Ori Okuta

Obe Ori Okuta

When I was I the university,  a friend shared one of her fondest memories of her grand mother. It was her pepper stew, called Obe Ori Okuta, loosely translated as Stew made on Stone. Basically it was stew made with pepper ground with locust beans on a traditional grinding stone, fried in bleached palm oil … Continue reading Obe Ori Okuta