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Showing posts with label Weekend recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weekend recipes. Show all posts
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nigerian coconut rice and beans



My Nigerian coconut rice and beans is the recipe to try this weekend. So delicious I don't know how to describe it. So low cost yet so nutritious and tasty.  If you like rice, if you like beans porridge, if you like jollof rice, you'll definitely love this meal. Just finished cooking yet pot is cleared already as I type. 

INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN COCONUT RICE AND BEANS:
2 Cups rice
11/2 cup beans
1 large onion
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 large smoked fish
1 cup roughly ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon pepper or to your taste
2 cups coconut milk (1 sachet coconut milk powder)
Water enough to cover the rice 

COOKING DIRECTION

  1. Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Recipe for Cow-leg white soup



Nigerian white soup is cooked without palm oil even though sometimes I add a few drops of oil to mine. This cow leg white soup is cooked with no oil. Recipe is same as other white soups just the addition of cow leg to this pot. There is no special method of cooking this, just cook cow leg soft and then add to your boiling soup. Cow-legs are very tough but this cooked really fast because I pressure cooked the leg first. If you have our white soup recipe, it is basically the same method with just twists and twerks each time I cook the soup. When you cook with cow leg, it's best to add some other form of protein like fish, beef or chicken because cow leg on it's own is almost tasteless, I added some tiny pieces of
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recipe: Caterpillar bread stuffed with minced meat sauce

Caterpillar bread stuffed with minced meat sauce.


Caterpillar bread also known as Minced Meat bread has nothing to do with real caterpillars. Just the shape. This is a must try recipe especially for lovers of Nigerian meat pie. Easy to make and requires just few ingredients,

INGREDIENTS FOR CATERPILLAR BREAD:
You can stuff with any sauce of choice, can be vegetable filling, chicken, eggs etc. 

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • vegetable Oil of choice
INGREDIENTS FOR MINCED MEAT SAUCE AND PROCEDURE (FILLING):
Monday, November 28, 2016

Recipe: Movie-Theater-style Buttered popcorn in 4 minutes



This pop corn has that moist buttery taste you get only in pop corn served/bought at the movies. Butter adds some moisture, makes it nice and smooth in the mouth and not soggy at all. When you taste vegetable oil pop corn and buttered pop corn, the difference is much. The little dryness you find in pop corn disappears when popped with butter and the kids love this.

In four minutes the pop corn is ready and smiling back at you. If your pop corn turns out soggy, that means you didn't scoop out the foam while melting your butter.  If you like, you can substitute margarine and some oil to get that buttery pop corn without having to scoop out any foam but the final result won't be the exact same thing. The milk fat in butter is what makes popcorn soft, wet and soggy, to get the perfect buttered popcorn, you need to skim out the fat once butter boils and begins to foam. Skim and discard all that foam, then use your clarified yellowish butter to make excellent popcorn. Do not add the corn to the foam in the pot, else you won't have that movie type popcorn everyone loves. I prefer salted butter with pop corn. Turns out a little bit salty and nice.

EASY STEPS TO MAKING MOVIE-THEATER-STYLE POPCORN:

  1. Melt butter in a fry pan
  2. Skim out the foam when butter boils
  3. pour in your few grains of maize. I used half a cup of maize to get all this popcorn
  4. Cover with a lid. I covered with a bowl so there's enough room when corn begins to pop and jump.
  5. In about 4 minutes, your buttered pop corn is ready.
  6. Enjoy while having your family movie night.
See all the cooking pics below. All that popcorn from half a cup of maize.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Enjoy Sunday Rice With Vegetable Sauce, Fish A Side Of Ripe Bananas


Sunday Rice is a culture that has come to stay in Nigeria. For most families, even if no one eats rice from Monday to Saturday, on Sunday after church rice has to be served. Most times, Sunday Lunch is rice and stew or jollof rice. Recently fried rice has come to almost take the place of these two. Rice just has to be served on Sunday. Today I don't want any status-quo so, I go for rice and Sunday vegetable sauce with fish. Tastes really delicious. My vegetable sauce is something any one can can cook even with eyes closed.

See vegetable sauce recipe here.
I made this vegetable sauce with:
Thursday, October 27, 2016

RECIPE TO TRY THIS WEEKEND IS NIGERIAN GROUNDNUT (PEANUT) SOUP COOKED WITH SCANTY UGU VEGETABLE



Groundnut soup has many delicious methods of cooking. I have tried and they all taste really good. Can be roasted before grinding or ground raw. A little groundnut gives so much. When cooking with groundnut for the first time, measure with caution as even one cup of groundnut can give so much soup compared to egusi. Groundnut soup can be cooked with different vegetables; afang, ugu; hot leaf  or just plain like Nigerian white soup.
Goes well with all kind of swallow (fufu) or boiled rice.

For this weekend, let's try cooking any of the groundnut soups below:
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jollof Rice and moi moi that can make you go gaga

Well served rice, moi moi, fish and vegetables by Cheff Jess
When food is presented this good, I just want to place it on the coffee table as decoration and leave it there. Feels like some exotic decor that shouldn't be eaten. What?

If this makes you want to eat jollor rice, follow the link below to find recipes for jollof rice, jollof macaroni, jollof spaghetti and so much more in just one link:
Friday, October 07, 2016

No meat vegetable gravy for Nigeria in recession


No meat vegetable sauce cooked with beef stock and knorr hearty beef powder. Very affordable, Tastes great, try it. I never wanted to post this recipe because the blog has so many sauces for rice already but sha, I'll just briefly write something.

INGREDIENTS:

How to make popcorn in a fry pan in 5 minutes


Popcorn is a snack loved by all especially kids. I'm yet to meet a kid that doesn't like popcorn while watching a movie. In this recession economy, buying popcorn for a  large family has become quite expensive, so, recently I remembered my easy home-made popcorn, which is affordable and saves time too. Right now the kids don't even ask me for popcorn, they know how to make theirs and also know that the instruction reads..."You can't take more than 1/2  cup maize at a time" Lol.

In just five minutes, my popcorn is ready and the whole house plus neighbourhood is filled with that fresh popping corn aroma. 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 to 2 table spoons vegetable oil (I used soya oil)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of  salt
  • 1/2 cup maize
COOKING DIRECTION:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recipe: How To Make Nigerian Chicken Pie


Nigerian chicken pie is made the exact same way Nigerian meat pie is made, the only difference here is that chicken is used instead of beef. Very few ingredients are needed and it's easy to make. These pies are so delicious by the time I entered the room and came out, only one was seen lying on the foil and the girls said they just managed to leave that one for me to have a taste of my food, Lol.

Chicken pies are a complete meal that's so filling you won't want to chew anything else after eating, especially if they are as delicious as these ones...

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 cups flour
  • 500g butter ( I used baking margarine)
  • 1 chicken breast ( I bought already cooked one with Drumsticks takeaway rice, ate my rice and used the chicken breast for this pie so I didn't get to buy any chicken and there was no need for boiling before using. Lol)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 500ml water
  • 4 large irish potatoes
  • 3 knorr seasoning cubes
  • 7 large carrots
  • 1 teaspoon thyme ( you can use more)
  • 2 eggs (used the whites for glazing)
These ingredients produced 6 large and 2 small chicken pies. Remember, homemade is the best as
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beef onion thickener in vegetable sauce


This sauce is the best yet. I love it, my family loves it too,  however, one of my girls says she enjoyed the sauce with the knorr beef gravy thickener more. Just the normal vegetable sauce with that beef onion flavour from the thickener.
INGREDIENTS:

  • Onion
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Beef stock
  • salt
  • Knorr Beef onion thickener
  • Seasoning cubes
  • pepper
  • Green peas

Friday, August 19, 2016

CHICKEN CUTS: GRAB CHICKEN SENSE BY FORCE

 Whole chicken. This you can oven roast, pot roast or barbecue with soft chicken.
Right hand up if you can name all your chicken cuts. There are many different cuts of chicken available and the one you use depends on how you intend to cook it. Chicken can be used to cook any meal, depending on the type. Our local, hard chickens can be used for even plantain or yam porridge, they take longer to cook and do not crumble whereas the soft chicken (Agric fowl), I can only fry, grill or bake and serve with already cooked food. If you want to cook the chicken together in the meal, I would prefer you leave the bones intact whether it's Agric fowl or local.Without it's skin, chicken is well known as very healthy "white meat" alternative to beef and lamb. If hubby has stopped eating red meat, you can serve him chicken, snails, seafood, snake. But you know local chicken has more flavour than agric ( intensely reared and buttered with all the antibiotics). Can't remember when last I ate hard chicken/local anyway. Soft chicken cooks faster even though I hear that Nigerians, that we love hard orobo chicken.

CHICKEN CUTS:

  1. Whole chicken
  2. Boned whole chicken
  3. Breast on the bone
  4. Drumsticks
  5. Chicken Marylands
  6. Double (joint)
  7. Chicken thighs with bone
  8. Chicken thighs without bone
  9. Chicken tenderloins
  10. Breast Fillet
  11. Wings
  12. Chicken mince
  13. Chicken livers
  14. Breast fillet
More cuts (parts) when you continue...
Thursday, June 02, 2016

How To Bake Biscuits Like My 8 Year Old

 Biscuits with fillings.

 I need to learn how to bake from my girls.  Only two of the four enjoy cooking. One likes to beg others to cook for her when she's hungry, the other would rather eat cereals for lunch than cook for herself. This 8 year old is one of those kitchen loving 2. She asked for biscuits, I directed her to crackers.
Said she wanted Danish cookies and I
told her to either take my crackers or bake her cookies herself. Next thing she picked up her cookbook and entered the kitchen.
In less than 20 minutes I was called to come turn on the oven and before I said JACK, these delicious cookies were staring at me.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 125 grams of butter
  • half cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 11/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup custard powder
FILLING:
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Vegetables Cornmeal With Fish

vegetable cornmeal with fish
 Vegetable cornmeal cooked with fish.
I enjoyed this a lot as a child, ate lots of cornmeal s during the rains, Mostly cooked with broad pumpkin leaves. Green amaranth is also good when there's no pumpkin leaves. If you are from the South South, you may have tasted this delicacy. I can eat this for dinner because corn is not high in calories. We enjoyed this meal after so many years, I just remembered it this week. Cooking with kpanla fish makes this a very very affordable dish because kpanla fish is the most affordable fish in Nigerian market right now.
We have food is Nigeria abeg, in abundance.

INGREDIENTS: 
  • 2 Tablespoonfuls palm oil
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Egg Moi Moi By Flo And Omalicha Is Our Recipe For This Weekend plus More

  
I  present  to us the nutritious egg moi moi  by Aunty  Flo of Allnigerianrecipes,  if you love food,  you love to look up Nigerian recipes online, then you know Flo.  This moi moi recipe was shared by Omalicha as a comment,  when Flo
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sisi Yemmie's Fried Rice For This Weekend

Fried rice with a difference. 
Beautiful Blogger Sisi Yemmie is now a mommy blogger, she just gave birth to a bouncing baby boy who is less than a month old and right now. You and I do not need to be told that this is a very busy, tiring, guest receiving,  hot watering, sleep craving, overwhelming period for every new mom. Even if one has family and friends to do all the work, what about waking up to breastfeed hungry crybaby at night?
sometimes once is not enough. Sleep deprivationx.

Let's try her well dressed attractive Nigerian fried rice
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weekend Recipe; Shredded Chicken Gravy With Curried Rice

 Shredded chicken gravy with curried rice.
This weekend, the rains are here with cold, *let's try something very delicious and nutritious by Mavis Immanatue. Your family and friends will love this. I'll add links to related posts later. Start cooking

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