Its only right that my first post be Afang Soup. I mean, it is Afang Soup!!! That is the one soup that you are sure that you'll (almost) always find a bowl of in my fridge/freezer. Ok, let's rewind for a second here. First of all i really want to thank all of my readers, you stuck by me and urged me to keep banging out recipes and after a 2/3 year hiatus here i am again. A lot of changes have come with these past years; i moved continent, life changed 100% and most obviously
Vegetable Soup is cooked in different ways by different tribes in Nigeria; You have Afang and Edika Ikong for the Efiks and Ibibios, Efo for the Yorubas, Ofe Akwukwo for the Igbos and so forth... All of these soups bear great similarities in cooking technique and major ingredients but you might see different vegetables being used that will change the taste just enough to make it geographically identifiable. Today i'm making the Igbo version of Vegetable Soup, but because in t
What's a Nigerian party without Gizdodo? Gizdodo is a key member of the Small Chops family and it deserves all the hype because 1. Peppered Gizzard (Giz) and 2. Fried Plantain (Dodo). Simple! 2 Ripe Plantains 1 lb Gizzard 3 Red Bell Peppers 1 Green Bell Pepper 2 Habanero Peppers 1 Onion Vegetable Oil 2 Cloves of Garlic 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme Salt & 2 Seasoning Cubes The best kind of plantain to use is plantain that is somewhere between ripe and over-ripe, slightly firm but
31 Jan 2017... How many of us have been able to stick to your diet resolution? I sure haven't, Lol! But when i was good i was really good. This is one of my go-to low carb quick meals when I'm crazing rice. I will not lie to you and tell you that you won't realize that you're not eating rice, because you will, but i will tell you that is is a much healthier close alternative with approximately 250 calories per serving ONLY. That should put a smile on your face. :) Here's what
Efo Riro is a South-Western Nigerian vegetable soup/stew that can be eaten with Eba, Pounded Yam, Fufu, Amala or Rice. It is healthy, green and fresh and cooks in minutes. Here's what you'll need; 5 Cups Chopped Efo or Spinach 1 Cup Pam Oil 1 Tablespoon Iru (Dawadawa/Locust Beans/Caroub) 2lbs Goat Meat & Beef 1lb Tripe (Shaki) 1lb Smoked Turkey 1/2 Cup Dried Crayfish (Oporo), with Head & Tail Removed 1 Onion 2 Romano Peppers/Tatashe/Red Bell Peppers Habanero Peppers 2 Seasoni
So the 3rd quarter of the year is drawing to a close and we'll me having much cooler mornings and nights, basically the last quarter of the year is Peppersoup Season. Delicious peppersoup is very easy to make, as long as you have all the correct ingredients. It requires very little oversight and can be cooked even in a pressure pot or slow cooker. Side note: Oxtail peppersoup (Yes, Nigerians make peppersoup with oxtail too) cooked low and slow in a slow cooker for 3-6 hours i
Ever walk into the store for something and then get side tracked by another beautifully fresh produce and find yourself shopping for a meal you hadn't planned? Yeah, that happened to me when i came across some beautifully fresh okra. Okra soup is pretty easy to cook and super healthy. The health benefits of okra cannot be over emphasized and it is pretty easy to cook. Get your meat stock right, have an adequate amount of said stock and you're right on track. Here's what you'
I live for Nigerian soups and even though i don't eat Ogbono Soup a lot, every time i do, i ask myself why i don't cook it more often. I've had friends tell me different ways that they cook theirs, but this is how i learnt to cook it from my mother. 2Kg Assorted Meats Snails 1Kg Smoked Turkey Dried Fish & Stock Fish 1 Onion 1 Cup Ground Ogbono 1 Cup Crayfish 1 Cup Palm Oil 1/2 Cup Washed Bitterleaf Seasoning Cubes Salt & Cameroon Pepper Season assorted meats and turkey with s
Its really funny how i now eat AND enjoy a lot of the meals that i couldn't stand growing up; Beans, Oha Soup, Bitterleaf Soup, a whole lot of other stuff and Okra. My hatred for Okra Soup was so bad that i was talking to my mum one day and mentioned that i wanted to cook it and she screamed and reminded me of every day she had to make an alternative meal for me. Oh well, i guess something must have changed. Lol! I have 2 major recipes for Okra Soup, but i like this one a lot
A lot of meals are made from recycled left overs and Shepherd's Pie could be one of them, at least mine was. Essentially Shepherd's Pie is a casserole of meat and veggies with a mashed potato crust. When i made my lamb chops and mash, i made a little too much mashed potatoes and they were too good to trash. Please bear in mind that this recipe could also be made from scratch. For my mashed potato recipe, see previous recipe... For this recipe you will need; Mashed Potatoes 1
Asun (peppered goat meat) is a staple at any proper owambe (large Yoruba gathering/party such as weddings or birthdays), it belongs in the Small Chops family and is usually accompanied by puff puff, samosa and mosa. For the best flavor, this is best cooked on an open firewood flame to get that smokiness that cannot be replicated, but when that isn't accessible, we'll just have to make it as finger licking as possible indoors. I tend to go overboard with at lot of things and "