Nigerian food can be described as “flavourfully Spicy”. The typical Nigerian dish has a flavor profile containing Salt, Chilli Pepper, Bouillon cube and other herbs and spices. Due to international influence in the Nigerian food culture, spice usage includes local and foreign spices. Some common herbs and spices include Thyme, Curry, grains of […]
Why use Kaun/ Potash in Nigerian food Akaun is added to soups, legumes, meat and sauces usually for three reasons: to increase Viscosity in soups like Okra and Ewedu (jute) . Also it can be added to faster tenderize tough cuts of meat and legumes and it can […]
How to prepare Ewedu using frozen Jute Leave. Ingredients 1- 8oz pack Frozen Jute leaf 3 cups water Salt to taste Direction Defrost the jute leaf and roughly chop the leaves In a medium pot over high heat, add in 3 cups of water and bring to a boil Add the chopped jute leaves into the boiling water, leave to simmer for 10mins. Add salt to taste and Serve. Ewedu is best served […]
A common ingredient in Nigerian Soups, Crayfish are dried blended “Crayfish” ( belonging to the lobster family) .Crayfish might sometime be used to reference dried blended prawns.
KuliKuli is made from ground peanut. It is 99% peanut and 1% spices. KuliKuli is common in Northern Nigeria and serves as a perfect pairing for cold garri. It comes in different shapes and sizes and can be considered as a street food. Fun Fact: The oil extracted from Kulikuli is sold as authentic Peanut oil.