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How To Cook Corn Moi Moi (Ekusu) By Mrs Sykes

Tasty Corn Moi moi.
Just tried this and thought I should share with
my people*smiling*
The meal is called Ekusu (corn moi moi).


Receipe;
Pepper,onions,dry shrimps(enitan),palm oil,maggi,salt,corn
Step 1; remove corn from cob
Step 2: blend corn with pepper&onions
Step 3: dice onions and add to blended mixture
Step 4: add shrimps,maggi,salt and palm oil
Step 5:rinse big leaves for wrapping
Step 6:wrap mixture with leaves
Step 7:put a pot on fire with little water
Step 8;put the wrapped mixture in
Step 9:allow to cook
Step 10:check and add water when needed
*voila,ready!
It is called ekusu in my place(benin).please lemme know what it is called in yours.
I hope you guys enjoy it because my hubby can't get

enough of it*wink*
ps help me arrange with the recipe,never done this
Fresh corn ready for corn moi moi
Step 1; remove corn from cob 

 
Step 2: blend corn with pepper&onions
Step 3:Dice onions and add to the blended mixture

 Add shrimps, Maggi, salt and palm oil
Rinse big leaves for wrapping  
 Step 6:wrap mixture with leaves
 Step 7:put a pot on fire with little waterStep 8;put the wrapped mixture in
 Step 9:allow to cookStep 10:check and add water when needed
*voila,ready!
Cooked corn moi moi
I love corn moi moi, adding enough ground crayfish and fresh pepper gives it another great taste. Sometimes, the crayfish, pepper and onion can be fried a little before adding to blended corn. It is a type of moi moi I never get tired of eating. Those who do not like beans moi moi may love this one cos the texture may be the same depending on how smooth or rough you blend the corn BUT the taste is different.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous5/07/2013

    how long do you cook this?
    Nice one will try it out this weekend

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      Boil for at least 45 to 60 minutes to be sure it's cooked inside.

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    2. gbenga5/07/2013

      Exactly.I remember when I boasted about my cooking expertise to my girlfriend only to end up giving her half-done moi- moi.Till date it's something she laughs about

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    3. Anonymous5/07/2013

      I love a man who can cook unlike some lazy bones.Are u single dude?

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    4. Anonymous5/07/2013

      Oops!my bad,jux read your com properly.your gal mux b lucky

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  2. Priscillia5/07/2013

    looks yummy..will try this on my own first and see how it comes out before i can cook it for my dad...

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  3. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Am edo too, we call it okoh. Its one meal I enjoy cos my mum prepares it well. I have done it in my house but my girls and their dada won't join me. Lol Nice one Eya

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      Serious?but in all the market,I do hear the traders call it 'ekusu'.Never liked the taste but this looks like I could give it a try.Can I add biscuit bones?

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    2. Eunice5/07/2013

      Keep eating dirty market food since you don't know the word 'hygeine'

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  4. I'm ma place its called oprupru #lafin hailriously# I tink I nid an ibani dictionary.

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  5. Grais.
    dis my best moi moi. Its called EKÖKI in my place( calabar)!

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  6. Anonymous5/07/2013

    I need to try this one.Can I add tomatoes?

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      I think adding tomato will give you a different flavour altogether.

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  7. Anonymous5/07/2013

    My fear is the hairy stuvs that messes up the kitchen when you peel the corn.I can see it on the pictures and I am reminded of the hard work that goes with preparing this meal.I'm Ibo but I don't know the name

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      The hairy stuvs gets lost after blending.

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    2. Eunice5/07/2013

      You really blend it in?Nigerians nawa.going back to my books before I get swallowed,seen enough havoc on this blog

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    3. Anonymous5/08/2013

      You better go to Linda Ikeji's blog here trash like you are welcome

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  8. The last time I ate this was 15yrs ago or thereabout. Its so nice, softer and tastier to moimoi. We Yoruba's call it ekuru. I'm lazy to cook moimoi so I dunno if I'll get d courage to try this out.

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    1. Lizzy,Ekuru that I know is made from beans with no oil or pepper added,it is eaten with sauce. This one I know to be 'Abari'. Maybe its my side of yorubaland sha.
      It can be so tasty!

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    2. Shayor5/08/2013

      Its not ekuru, from where I'm from (ijebu) we call it Paki.. I rily don't like it tho...but can be very tasty. Nice one...pls keep it up.

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  9. Yeah I love me some corn moi moi. In Igbo land we call it Igba oka or Nri oka but I don't know what my husband's people call it. I usually make beans moi moi and store up to a week in the fridge for easy breakfast for hubby and I like to snack on them but never tried this. Let's see how the weekend goes with it. Sometimes in my place they add some local eggplant and I so like the bitter taste I get which will be exceptionally awesome now since overly sweet things doesn't make sense to my pregnant taste bud

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  10. Anonymous5/07/2013

    I love this. Thank you Mrs Sykes. In my place we call it egbo mbukpa

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    1. mrs Sykes5/08/2013

      You are welcome!haven't stopped smiling,I can't believe Eya posted it.Hubby says am getting addicted to this blog.**thanks Eya

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  11. Anonymous5/07/2013

    I have prepared it and all I can say is as long as it is corn season,it is good bye to beans moi moi for now.My friends have asked me to do it again by weekend

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  12. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Pls any one in warri where can I buy dis leafs. Gosh I miss AbJ . OYin

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  13. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Check Ekpan market

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  14. Anonymous5/07/2013

    It is called Asuruasu oka. We normally blend plantain to add to the mixture. The taste is usually unbelievable.

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    1. Proud to say I added corned beef and yes,I liked it.My son hates it but my princess asked for more.Let's wait till daddy gets back from work

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  15. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Can I use white nylon instead of the leave

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    1. mrs Sykes5/08/2013

      You can but the leave gives it a special scent n flavour

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  16. Anonymous5/07/2013

    What did u use to blend the corn?

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    1. Shayor5/07/2013

      'M guessing she used a blender like I did because my aunt said it needs to be really smooth but who am I to tell?I made a mess of my first attempt so will stick to English food

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    2. Anonymous5/07/2013

      I was going 2 ignore u but then again I wondered wot shameless girl,lady or woman is proud 2 announce her cooking inabilities.clap for yourself,when your mother was cooking u were prob galivanting round town.English food indeed.

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    3. Shayor5/07/2013

      Faceless idiot...show ur self n stop hiding under anonymous..ewu..

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    4. Shayor5/08/2013

      Haaaaaa! Who is dis Shayor ooooo! I don't insult people oo! And I'm a regular on dis blog, ow do we differentiate now ooooo! Thinking of something else to put behind my name. I got here b4 you but don't mind changing for you. I can't be associated with insults ehhhh!

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    5. Shayor!5/08/2013

      Then I figured, since I love d exclamation mark so much, my name shall come with a mark henceforth! New shayor, welcome on board!

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    6. Shayor!5/08/2013

      Then I figured, since I love d exclamation mark so much, my name shall come with a mark henceforth! New shayor, welcome on board!

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    7. Anonymous5/08/2013

      @polite shayor,don't mind some cockroaches who come here 2 show their incompetence.Rude shayor,go and learn how to cook because you are African even if you are in denial

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  17. Anonymous5/07/2013

    In my place, its called Ekuru, and its prepared without putting pepper, only salt and then you fry your pepper sauce separately to eat it with. Delicious.

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      No no no,ekuru is made with beans.

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    2. Haba, yorubaland is very big and there r different names for d same food. Accept that some call it ekuru, some call it abari and some paki. I bet there's more names out there yorubas call it.

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  18. Shayor5/07/2013

    Guessing we all can never be good cooks.Wish I learnt cooking earlier but too bad I could not.I attempted this for lunch today and came out with over peppery and salty lumpy moi_ moi!Better luck to me next time

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    1. Anonymous5/08/2013

      Because you are English?puleaseeeee get ova it and learn from good shayor

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  19. Anonymous5/07/2013


    Mmmmn, looks yum!!! Í'm from Ondo and my mum calls it ékuru' but my husband who is from Ife argues that it is ábari'. All I care about is that it tastes really yummy!!!

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    1. I'm from Ondo too and yes we call it ekuru.

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    2. Anonymous5/07/2013

      That's what my mum said too

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  20. Heading to my kitchen,will let you know how it taste once am done.Getting the leaf was tough,can I use nylon or foil paper next time?

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  21. Eunice5/07/2013

    Aunty Eya please stop posting local food for now and let's do English/continental after all not everyone likes local/native food.mbaeke's you can insult me because I know many of you here won't support me

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    1. Anonymous5/08/2013

      This Eunice and bad shayor need 2 go back 2 their mums and learn wot it takes

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  22. Will try dis durin the weekend buh I want 2 knw if I can use d house blender ?

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    1. mrs Sykes5/08/2013

      Yes you can.I also used my home blender but don't make it watery

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    2. Ok. Tnx mrs Sykes

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  23. We call it ekusu here in benin,its such a delicious meal. When blending,don't let it get too smooth,u wil enjoy it dat way...I'm so loving wives connection,wonderful blog,wonderful personalities...God bless aunty eya and evry1...

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  24. See my favourite food ooooooo,dancing azonto.Thanks aunty Eya and mrs Sykes!

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  25. Anonymous5/13/2013

    It's called ekoki in my place. Calabar. U can add fresh shrimps to it or snails. And it's tastier if u use fresh harvested soft corn. Chai aunty eya dis weekend no go pass me Oo°˚˚˚°!

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  26. Anonymous5/22/2013

    Aunty, thanks so much for all these recipe, at least one can cook variety.
    Please can one use corn flour for this corn moi moi instead of fresh corn from cob.

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    1. Anonymous5/22/2013

      nope. it can only be cooked with fresh corn.

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    2. Calabar Girl4/23/2014

      I live in london and make this all the time - am from Calabar and we call it Ekuki. I use dry corn which has been ground since fresh corn is not available and the only other corn available is sweetcorn(tinned). I normally ask people coming from Naija to buy dry corn, ground it without water and bring it for me. this is then stored in the freezer until I am ready to make my ekuki. I then add water, really season it properly, dish into cellophane bags and pronto!! My Ekuki is good to go.

      I have tried the Kenki flour sold in the shops but it is not as good as dry corn - leaves a sour taste. I can testify that dry corn works as well as fresh corn. The trick is in your seasoning.....

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  27. Anonymous5/26/2013

    its called ekoki in my place..i love ds somuch.......

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  28. Please can i use dry corn for this?

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    1. Calabar Girl4/23/2014

      Yes you can. I have been experimenting with dry corn cos fresh corn is not available where I live and it has worked well for me. I would say season yours very well and add water to really soften your end product

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  29. Please can dry corn be used for it?

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    1. Calabar Girl4/23/2014

      Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! I can attest to it!!

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  30. Anonymous5/26/2014

    Wow Mrs Skyes u just brought back some good old memories. It's been long I cooked Ekusu and seeing the picture now am going to make it today. I luv it so much n since we moved from Benin 4 yrs nw , I hvnt had d time to make it. We used to make it a lot back home, am from Benin, my husband luvs it. It can either be blended or pounded as my mum makes it. Some pple like it smooth n some not too smooth either way its delicious. Using fresh corn is better than dry corn.I pray my kids wld like it cos this is going to be their first. Thanks my sister from the same town.

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  31. Fresh corn got expensive so I live in an area where it should be cheep which is a joke so I ended up using cornmeal to make this type of moin moin however it was tasty

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