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Roasted Herring Fish (Sawa)

okay.. so can we all agree that ijebu garri should be sold in a bottle? like I will love to enter my local grocer and pick up a completely chilled and perfectly sour bottle of garri ijebu, just imagine how refreshing that would be. My garri obsession is epic, my mother said it started from the womb.. hahahha. There are loads of things that can be served with garri, from moimoi to akara, to chicken, to groundnut, to roasted meat (now I want some roasted meat). I have had some epic garri combinations in my life but nothing is as amazing as Garri and fish.

Naturally, garri and fried fish comes to mind when you think about this combination, but let me tell you something, roasted herrings are the business (eja sawa). There are lots of naturally occurring oils in most fish, deep frying them in often an overkill (with some exceptions).

This is one of my absolute favorite things to serve cold garri with, even the husband is a huge fan and he usually doesnt like unfilleted fish . This perfect recipe make the fish crisp yet juicy and the bones are small enough that you can […]

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5 Unconventional Things Eaten in Nigeria

'Unconventional' is a matter of perception as you are all aware. One man's normal is another man's weird. Many will not consider the things on this unconventional but I'm sure the majority of you will. Here we go!
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Homemade Fura Da Nono

Fura de nunu as we fondly (incorrectly if I might add)  called it was one of the drinks I  always looks forward to having when I was younger, we would wait around for the vendors […]

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Ogbono Soup – Boiling Method

This is a recipe I have had several requests for. Ogbono (Wild Mango seed) soup is typically prepared using the frying method, you can chekout our traditional ogbono soup recipe here and the video recipe […]

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Introducing Avila UK Food Ordering Service

Ofada Stew – Avila UK
Who Is Avila?
The UK’s cultural diversity, which is most apparent in the food industry, reinforces the need for fast and flexible access to intercontinental groceries. Avila fulfills […]

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Stuffed Yam Pockets

How yummy does this sound guys, cornedbeef stuffed yam pockets. It’s so so delicious. You already know I have a thing for local ingredients like yam, there is so much than can be done. We […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is another simple and straightforward recipe for the 9jafoodie 30-minute meal series. Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian combination that is pleasing to kids and adults alike. I made use of ground turkey […]

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Yam Bolognese

Hello 9jafoodie nation, hope 2015 has been good to you thus far. We have been cooking up a storm as usual, creating recipes and what not. We are dedicating the month of April to “30 […]

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

Growing up in Nigeria, I never really used measurements while cooking. Every meal was custom made with using the one measuring tool at my disposal…my palm.

One of our most frequently asked question on 9jafoodie is […]

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