Abacha With Ukpaka, Stockfish, Crayfish, Dried Fish, Cow skin, Vegetables By LNC

Aplate of delicious abacha African Salad
Abacha is our own African salad. It is a balanced meal on its own and can be enjoyed with or without some of the ingredients. Quantity and quality depends on what one wants. This African salad is a delicacy in the South Eastern States of Nigeria.
Please overlook the picture quality.  
step 1: 
soaking the raw abacha in warm
water
Step 2:
 neatly washed cow skin, with little sprinkle of salt. Then you cook in little water till it is soft enough for consumption, add stock fish and dry fish, allow to simmer pls add no seasoning because the stock fish is usually salty due to preservatives.
Step 3: 
roast your dry Peper and ehuru, and grind to a fine finish.
Step 4:
 put red oil into a pot, make a mixture of potash and little water, add the liquid into the oil and mix
Step 5: 
add some fresh
grounded Peper, to the mixture of oil, add one cube of Maggi star, onions and stir. Add the cow skin, stock fish and dry fish mix even. Similarly make the same mixture of oil and potash and add the ukpaka(ugba).
Step 6: 
put red oil in a pot to heat, add onions, roasted Peper, crayfish, one cube of Maggi star, Ogiri( don't know the English name) and salt to taste, add the drained abacha and mix properly. Add more oil if needed.
Step 7: 
serve
Ingredients :
Abacha
Red oil
Ukpaka
Crayfish
Onions
Cow skin
Stock fish and dry fish (optional)
Iced fish 
Ogiri
Peper (fresh and dry) 
Maggi star, 
Garden egg 
Garden egg leaves 
Potash 
Ehuru.
Thanks WC family, sorry am not a good teacher. I had to struggle to do this. Meanwhile I enjoy my abacha with smoked fish better or fried iced fish. I sincerely apologise for the serving (guess its too large)because I forgot to snap the end product. Enjoy
Aunty Eya u dey try oooooh, this one na work snap and cook #runs away#
Dry Abacha in a bowl
Washing Cow skin with some sharp salt
Boiling stock fish, dry fish ans cow skin for abacha
Ingredients for African salad, Abacha
Roasting dry peppers and ehuru seeds
Mixing potash and other ingredients in oil
Adding drained abacha to mixture
A small serving of healthy African salad
 Tasty Abacha served with soft kpomo, stock-fish and green vegetables
Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Chineke! Nkea bu ifem na eli,Abacha,okporoko,kanda na azu eyere eye.
    Irichaa nkea tukwasi ya nkwu enu jurru oyi,eziowku otokariri idina with nwanyi.
    Odizim kam rachaba ugegbe ekwe nti mu. Nwanyi Enugu ga agbu kwamuooo.
    Da lu nke oma LNC ibu wife material.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Say what?

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    2. You really know how to be local sha o. I don't understand one word of ur comment Bona.

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    3. Loolz! This Bona sef!

      By the way, LNC, this is wickedness in high places naaaaaa! How can you do this to meeeee?! *sobs uncontrollably*

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    4. Lol @bonario thanks alot, can't stop laughing

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    5. @chinazor don't worry I would repay.

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    6. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Bona I swear, this LNC Don kill person, drooling

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    7. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Bona I swear, this LNC Don kill person, drooling

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    8. This Bona eh...you be real Igbo Boy! For those who dnt understand, translating it will not do it much justice...

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    9. Abeg, my Igbo peeps, make una summarise na. Bikonu.

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    10. Anonymous6/15/2013

      @rubynnia the interpretation is not so easy oooo

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    11. Anonymous6/15/2013

      LOL, I'd translate it o!
      He said ' God eee, this is what i eat, African salad, stock fish, cow skin and fried fish. After eating, you will dilute it with chilled palm wine. Honestly, its sweeter than sex. E dey do me like say make i lick my phone screen. Enugu woman no go kill me oo. Thank you very much LNC, you are a wife material'. Oh, you are very much welcome.
      Btw, LNC, you are so loved :)

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    12. Anon 3:27: thank you very much for translating for all the Association of non-ibo speaking WC readers. We are grateful.

      LOOL @Bonario!!!

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    13. @Anon. 2:16 PM, thanks for giving it a thought.

      @Anon. 3:27 PM, merci beaucoup! I appreciate you! Sending you e-hugs & kisses, mwah! mwah!! mwah!!!!!!!

      Oga Bonaventure, now I know how to get you!

      JaY oh JaY, how you doing?

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    14. Hey! Rubynnia o.

      I am fine my darling. Where did you disappear to all these days na? My twin and fellow epistle writer! We missed you oh. Abeg no try am again o. Always inform us whenever you want to do hide and seek o. Hope you are good dear?

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    15. JaY oh JaY, I'm good! :D
      I've been around but silently; abeg no vex.
      My apologies!

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  2. Anonymous6/15/2013

    Nice one. Always love Abacha. But why did you roast the pepper and serve it even,without grinding?

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    1. I didn't grind the roasted Peper because in my culture, we don't grind it. And it has a different flavor and taste. But you can grind your a if you want to
      Thanks

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  3. Hi SISTER, must you always be on Aunty Eyas blog? A few people enjoy your insultive jokes but I feel majority of WC readers dread and dislike you.
    You are so unlikable.

    It is almost impossible to sustain a little likeness for you.

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    1. I as a reader of this blog have tried endlessly to find reasons to like you but can't. If I owned this blog, I will delete every comment from you whether good or bad anyway nothing good has evercome from your untrained mouth.

      As a child, you misses something. Parental discipline. You don't present yourself with dignity. Forget thatn see you. How you consistently show here is how you are even in person. I wish you got some home training while growing up sister.

      I can't use the word hate, but I do not like you one bit. Those who have the good interest of this our lovely blog at heart cannot like you either.

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    2. To those who say they enjoy sister's "witty" comments, when next she replies a reader, refer her words to yourself and see that you won't enjoy them. Not dignifying in any way.

      I have been keeping quiet, sorry Aunty Eya and fellow readers. I couldn't hold it in ay more. very sorry.
      I love, love this Abacha and will try my best tomorrow

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    3. sister6/15/2013

      Kai no comma 4 this abacha it looks very good
      Mrs D don't put too much potash and pepper I hear it runs stomach but I think u need d runny stomach sef cos u need to purge urself of d hatred and bile u feel 4 a faceless person
      I pray u find redemption too.bye

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    4. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Mrs D u just bored me. Thanks

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    5. Mrs D,speak for yourself and leave sister the hell alone

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    6. Anonymous6/15/2013

      I think mrs D is that anon that hates sister with all her soul

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    7. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Mrs Dinasour time for your medicine don reach
      Make we tie u up or u go co-operate
      Leave sister alone she is d only reason I come to WC period

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    8. Brandy6/15/2013

      Hian, sister, the only reason you come to WC. Is this her blog? Advise her to use all that idle time and start a blog so you go read there with her. That is, if this is not sister commenting in another form cos she get plenty time sha

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    9. Anonymous6/15/2013

      @brandy,y does it pain u so much?tufiakwa!

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  4. Nice abacha! Missing my days in the east!

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  5. Anonymous6/15/2013

    D presentation is a big turn-off. Sorry but d peppers or wateva looks like tiny cockroaches. And u said to roast and grind, so y is d pepper not grinded on d Abacha?. The meal prob tastes nice but looks all over d place. No harmony. Eya, this is my opinion, but u keep deleting it. Every comment musnt b sugar coated.

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    1. So sorry anon, I apologised to Eya for the presentation Ealier, because when I served myself and visitors, I was too busy to snap. This was meant for my driver. My bad madam.
      And also if the Peper looks like roaches to you.........well they don't look same to me.

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    2. Anon 12:53, come, is it because our Bona likes LNC's food too much that you are jealous and want to bring her food down? OK, go and read the jealousy post. Your criticism is not constructive jor, filled with bitterness. Abi na so you dey take criticize???

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  6. Anonymous6/15/2013

    *licks lips* looks very appetising! Good job LNC

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  7. sister6/15/2013

    Abeg abacha dey here jor
    Lnc,u are d baddest
    This is too good
    I likee

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    1. Aaaah, first time sister shows appreciations. Today must be good. And yes u are right, baddest Abacha.

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    2. Thanks sister, I see u.

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  8. This is the way my abacha is best prepared and served! @anon 12:53. D roast peppers r not grinded, it's d fresh peppers that r blended n mixed and d lady showed d fresh pepper being added. D serving is done jx d way she did it with d peppers whole.*drooling* LNC u'r a wicked geh!enjoying ds alone! I'll "gwo" mine soon!

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  9. Looool @anon 12:53 cockroaches bawo? O gaa o! Biko that's how my friends from Enugu serve thiers too o! I guess lnc myt b frm der! Ryt? The small peppers when roasted tastes kinda spicy and me likey! @lnc u try well well jare!

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    1. Thanks debla am glad someone has tasted it too. Thanks

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  10. Anonymous6/15/2013

    Wow! Nkea bu nri Okenye na ndi ogaranya...., aturu Abacha, Aturu Azu, Aturu Kanda, Aturu Okporoko onu eju! Butenu nkwu ocha ka anyi jiri ya fee Chineke n' elu erimeria. (I Luv Bona's Igbo, make I support am)
    Honestly, looking at this makes me hate my village Abacha, though its always Super Delicious, bt this one over make sense. The Ingredients 4 my OWERRI-EZUKALLA (somewhere in Anambra). Abacha includes:

    Abacha
    Salt
    pepper
    Ukpaka
    Maggi (optional)
    Ncha (thats what we use in place of Potash. Dnt knw its English name. Its a More healthy option)
    Ogiri
    Mmanu iwu (a special type of Palm oil strictly Prepared 4 Abacha)
    Dried Fish
    Garden Egg
    Garden Egg leaves.

    And of Course, NGWO!... (a type of palm wine made frm d Raffia Palm) for Digesting the food, Hehe...
    We don't regard Abacha as a full course meal, its seen as Snack or can also be used as appetizer. The most common meal in my Villa are Abacha n Roasted yam!
    the thing wit dis my Local Abacha is.., it can be Prepared without striking a match. U don't need fire! d fish is Pre dried n prepared 4 eating Abacha n not for Cooking other meals. Now I 've given U pple a Glimpse into my Village side, I'm stil a Bachelor, prospective wives n Girlfriends (so long as U can Prepare me dis Abacha or Nke ndi udi *Enugu state* without squeezing ur face) are welcome. LOLzzzz
    Pheeew! So long a comment!


    VALENTINE!

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    1. like seriously Mr valentine you are on point. Thanks

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  11. chinwe6/15/2013

    Dancing to the market. My hubby must taste this. Smiles
    Nice job LNC

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    1. Thanks. Send us pictures

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  12. Anonymous6/15/2013

    Eya please give me the posters details.

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  13. Nkele wu ihe m na Eli #in flavors voice

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  14. Wow...LNC! Wetin nah?! You and Aunty Eya know how to load a meal! The first post on Abacha, I said I'll prepare it. For this your own, I MUST prepare it! Well done... Your family dey enjoy o....

    Pls is the Potash in it safe for a pregnant woman and a toddler?

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    1. Anonymous6/15/2013

      Congrats on ur pregnancy.

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    2. Congrats Aunty Ahdaisy. Use the potash sparingly pls.

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    3. Mrs Dayo6/15/2013

      Congratulations Ahdaisy. I wish you God's protection and a safe delivery. So it's Abacha you crave for? My own is drinking garri and other bland foods sha. These days its boiled yam am craving for.
      Congrats!!!

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    4. Ada I no do u anything oooooh, calm down na, I apologised oooh. Pls do prepare yours and send us pictures.
      Yes a little potash would do no harm to a pregnant woman and toddler. It's safe.

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    5. @ everyone. Thank you o... But I did not tell you guys I am pregnant o....hm! With all my lovers...I no want wahala o.... I am just asking on behalf of a friend....

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  15. Men, this is so inviting.
    LNC & A M Y, thanks guys for the Abacha recipes.

    This is too much; a woman fit collect anything she wants from her DH with this kain food!

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    1. I tell you ruby, just a little smile and every thing is yours. Lol.
      Thanks

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  16. nneoma6/15/2013

    Choi! @ Val ur head dey der! I'm even gettn sad now,that I can't have this abacha @ d moment! @lnc dis isn't fair o! Early morning "longer throat"! *sobs*

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  17. @Ahdaisy, every1 eats/ can eat abacha o! But if a woman is preggie she should use d potash wt moderation sha o!

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  18. Anonymous6/15/2013

    Wonderful meal.

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  19. Eya this one na big fish ooooooh.

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  20. Eya this one na big fish ooooooh.

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  21. Nkea bu nri! Oo ya!! I don't fancy abacha but I think I will prepare this cuz this is how I enjoy it;Aturu abacha aturu azu.

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    1. Pinky same with me, I don't eat abacha, but am so making this one.

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  22. BEKEES6/15/2013

    Omg!this abacha nah die. LNC u really wash hand prepare this abacha ooo welldone.I pray make some pple for WC blog no go chop am for dream.

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  23. I've never eaten abacha but it seems I'm already perceiving the inviting aroma without being where it was cooked. LNC u do well. U must invite me to sample some or I'll even manage ur driver portion.lol

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    1. Abi o. LNC please make it two extra plates next time. I'm with Lizzy on the sampling journey. *Expecting the invites* Thank you and God bless as you comply :-)

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    2. No problem @all chizzy and Jay. You both are welcomed anytime. Thanks

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  24. my favorite meal. can eat it anytime, anyday. pls lets be careful with the potash as it is not really good for the body and might cause a purging effect if much. read great stories on blog, like Scandal in st luke, Silents Nights and much more. @ Suspense and Emotions

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  25. mummy T6/15/2013

    Aunty Eya bet why? This is just too mouth watering. Nice job Eya, I bless the day I found this blog

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  26. NWA LINDA-IKEJI6/15/2013

    Aunty Eya i miss ur blog..hmmm good food dey sweet for body. Abacha of life

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  27. fine woman6/16/2013

    Choi. Just got back from church Eya and I find this in your blog. Always wanted to make something like this. God bless you LNC

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  28. Anonymous6/16/2013

    Take Abacha till you go yo# I can eat this any time of the day. Serious enjoyment for LNC and her hubby must be blessed.

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  29. Onyisco6/16/2013

    Abacha of life

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  30. On a sunday morning kwa?
    Aunty LNC u try Wella!

    @Bona u no well o,got me loling dis early morning!
    U guys are so funny, luv dis fam'lee!!
    Wish I could get it like dis wen I finally attempt dis meal.bb

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  31. How I love this meal, never tasted it though but it sure looks nice. WC una try joor
    So loving this blog and madam LNC kisses for you o jaree

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  32. Anonymous6/16/2013

    I remember eating Abacha when I was doing my youth service in the easy, and I didn't like it, but with what I am seeing, Sister LNC am so loving the meal. Please send us more eastern recipes. God bless the works of your hand.

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  33. Eya please where can I get abacha in Abuja. Thanks WC family and thanks poster

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  34. Anonymous6/16/2013

    Licks lips, scratching my head, smiling @ my phone, walks away.

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  35. Priscy6/18/2013

    See all have I missed from being away from this blog for 2 weeks now *sad face*
    But I must try this o...my fav food

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  36. Anonymous8/24/2013

    In all sincerity lnc ibu ezigbo ada igbo, ejim ma aka na obele nwa nnem ana alu be unu ga amutakwa nkea bia zie anyi. Daalu nwa nnem

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