Mango Liqueur

A simple homemade alcoholic recipe for Mango lovers


Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized Mangoes
  • 750ml Dry Gin or Vodka

Procedure

  • Wash and clean your mangoes.
  • Chop it up into sizes that fit into a bottle.

I usually chop with skins for more flavour.

  • Use a clean sterile glass bottle.
  • Put the chopped mangoes in the bottle and pour your Gin or vodka into the bottle. Shake and cover.
  • Store the bottle in dark place for not less than 3 days to let the mango infuse. I usually let my fruit liqueur sit for 2weeks at least, for intensity of flavour.

  • Shake the bottle up regularly when it’s being stored

Serve with ice! Enjoy

Okra Utazi Surf and Turf Peppersoup

I will file this under comfort food. Slightly spicy, light delicious, something you snuggle up in bed on a cold day to eat.

Utazi is a beautiful aromatic herb and i love the fragrance and the bitterness of it.

I wanted to make a okra peppersoup and i thought it would taste great to pair the heat of the pepper with utazi.


Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g Cod Fish (You can use any fish of your choice)
  • 2 Large carbs
  • 2 snails
  • 1/2 cup small shrimps
  • 2 tsp of peppersoup spice
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 Medium sized Okra
  • 2 green scotch bonnet
  • 2 yellow scotch bonnet
  • 5 Utazi leaves
  • 1 (4cups) litre water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Achi powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Clean and cut your fish into sizes you like. Clean up the rest of your seafood and the snails.
  • Clean your okra, peppers and utazi
  • Cut the okra and the peppers into slices

  • Cut your Utazi into thin slices.

  • Put your fish and snail in a pot, add the pepper soup spice, cayenne pepper, salt, bouillon cubes, with two cups of water. Add half of your pepper slices
  • Cook with lid on, on medium heat till the fish is cooked. Give the snail at least 5 mins headstart before you add the fish.
  • When the fish and snail is cooked add the rest water, bring to a simmer. If you are using achi, add it now.
  • Add your crabs, and the okra. Cook for 3 mins then add the shrimps, utazi and rest peppers. Cook for an additional 3 mins and take it off the heat.

Now serve and tuck in!!!!

Look how gorgeous

Mango Lassi

#UnrepentantMangoAddict

The season came early this year and I’ve been enjoying every bit of it. A facebook friend even sent me the most precious delicious tasting mangoes all the way from Benue State. Oh i had a ball!

On the way back the Lagos from Ilorin, were my family and i spent our easter holiday, we stopped on the Ogbomoso highway to buy freshly harvested premium Ogbomoso mangoes.

I’m even brewing some Mango liqueur, which will be read in a few weeks and I’d be blogging about it.

Lassi (pronounced [ləsiː]) is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent.[1] Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. (Culled from wiki)

Recipe

  • 2 medium Mangoes (Peel and dice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened Yogurt
  • *1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoonCardamom seeds

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth puree.
  • Serve in highball glass and garnish accordingly