Showing posts with label Nigerian recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigerian recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fresh Fish stew with vegetables (Caribbean Stewed fish altered for my Nigerian palate)

Fresh fish stew cooked with vegetables.

This fish stew is so delicious one cannot describe it. If you love like Caribbean stewed fish, then,you'll love this in a finger licking way. I left out a few ingredients that I think my local Nigerian palate will not enjoy. Boiled my fish the Nigerian way before adding unlike the Carribean method of just stir frying fish  along with vegetables. These pieces are large and may not cook through the way we like it here. My boiling before adding is just to ensure that my fish cook well well and I have fish stock to make sauce because definitely, my Nigerian palate will enjoy this with a hot plate of boiled rice. The stew is meant to be served as a meal sha but since I'm not really watching my weight at the moment, that alone without boiled rice won't fill me up. So I got a little bit creative and came up with this delicious pot of Nigerian fresh fish stew cooked with colourful assorted vegetables, with my Naija local flavour in there. This pot of fish stew serves 7.

2 Scallion ( Spring onion)
1 large Red bell pepper (Tatashey)
1 large Shallot (Onion)
1 large Green pepper
1 large Yellow pepper
1 large Orange pepper
3 Scotch bonnet (Ata rodo pepper)
4 medium sized Tomato fruit
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
3 cups Vegetable oil. You can use less
2 medium sized Fresh fish (Croaker)
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
3 cups Water to boil the fish. You can add more if you like to make more stock


  1. First dice and chop washed vegetables, wash and boil fish with salt and onion and set aside.
  2. Stir fry some vegetables (Onion, tomatoes, all the peppers, thyme, black pepper, in oil with seasoning and salt for about 3 minutes in medium heat so they don't burn. Check for taste. Should taste really good at this time already, with delicious aroma filling the whole kitchen.
  3. Next, gently add your already boiled fish and stock, with a wooden spoon, shift vegetables and place fish without stirring or just empty sauteed vegetables into the pot of cooked fish for easy transfer. Cover and leave to simmer for about a minute or less. Check again for taste.
  4. Add the spring onion and immediately turn off the heat, if you can do without crushing the fish, then gently stir and mix. Leave to stand for about 3 minutes, let the different tastes and flavours seep into the fish before serving as a meal or with boiled rice, spaghetti or macaroni.
Scroll down to See my step by step cooking pictures below...

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nigerian Cow Leg Pepper Soup

Nigerian cow leg pepper soup
 Hello. Today we are going to cook Nigerian cow leg pepper soup that everyone will want to eat.


1/2 cow leg cut in small pieces
1 medium sized onion
2 thumb sized ginger
1/2 cup oil
2 spoons ground fresh pepper (ata rodo) OR MORE
2 seasoning cubes
4 cups water or enough to almost cover the meat
4 Scent leaves


First pressure cook the cow leg with water, 1 seasoning cube, salt, a pinch of thyme and curry. Once the pot starts wheezing, wait for 10 minutes (Depending on your pressure

Saturday, June 03, 2017

How to cook ikokore with tomatoes

 Ikokore cooked with tomatoes and vegetables
 Today we are cooking ikokore with some fresh ripe tomatoes. There's also enough green vegetables in this pot of delicacy because I wanted some green in there. It doesn't necessarily have to be cooked with green vegetables unless you are health conscious and very much into eating right. On the blog, we already posted how to cook ikokore with vegetables but that one wasn't cooked with tomatoes.


1and half kg water yam
2 cups palm oil
1 large onion
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground Fresh pepper
2 seasoning cubes
2 large smoked catfish
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust later by adding more if ikokore begins to get too thick or dry.
1 large bunch aleho (Green amaranth)

Before you cook this ikokore:

Friday, March 03, 2017

How to cook ogbono soup without oil

A serving of Nigerian ogbono soup cooked without oil.

Ogbono soup cooked without oil is very delicious and nutritious too. Doesn't have that palm oil feel. For fat free Nigerian soup cooking, try this. Palm oil is added to almost all Nigerian soups, but come to think of it, this oil never enhances the taste of any food. It only adds that bright colour that can be gotten by adding some good vegetables. Try cooking some meals without palm oil and see the difference. They taste way better. Method is very easy and straight forward.

1 cup ground ogbono 
1 cup ground crayfish
1kg beef
1 large sized dry cat fish
2 seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
a handful chopped ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin)
Water to cover the meat after steaming
4 red bells pepper (Tatatshey)
1 teaspoon pepper
2 medium sized onion

First of all, wash and cut the vegetables, wash and blend together the onion and red bell pepper, boil in a pot with one seasoning cube until dry and set aside. Grind the ogbono seeds and set aside. Steam meat with onion, the remaining seasoning cube, and salt only, let it boil with the juice in the beef first until pot begins to dry up, then add water for stock.

Cooking Steps: 

Friday, December 02, 2016

Recipe: How To Bake Bread Nigerian Style (Less Sugar)

Nigerian style bread. 
Nigerian style bread is very soft, that bread that's soft, light and a bit elastic you can squeeze a whole loaf into the palm of your hand and it goes so well with margarine. If you like Nigerian agege bread, you'll love this. It's that soft bread that makes you eat so much without realizing. Easy to bake and great because sugar/honey is controlled by you. I added just 2 spoons of sugar to this bread made with 4 cups flour.


  • 1 Sachet yeast (7g)
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • egg and milk for glazing (brushing/egg wash)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nigerian Yam Porridge

Nigerian yam porridge cooked with smoked mackerel and green vegetables. Easy recipe. Dinner is served.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ugu Okro Soup Served With Stew And Corn Flour Fufu

ugu okro soup served with corn flour fufu
 Ugu okro soup served with stew and corn flour fufu.
Maybe I should have posted this long before Nigerian tomatoes became

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Egg, Corned Beef moi moi to cook this weekend

Egg, corned beef moi moi by Ama. 
To cook this delicious moi moi with corned beef, go Here. Use the search button to find other recipes on the blog. In the box,  type the name of what you want to cook and hit ENTER.
If you are blogging with a phone and can't find the search button,  scroll down and hit "view Web version" in less than a second, your recipe will open up before you.
Happy, have fun cooking.
I'll still post the step by step pics for the yoghurt I made o, haven't forgotten just that connection here can be very

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Quick Vegetable Soup With Rolled Pounded Yam

How to cook Nigerian vegetable soup without meat:

Zero meat vegetable soup served with pounded yam.
You know me and quick cook methods. If you want the real edikaikong recipe, click and see it here. To understand this cooking pics, scroll down and start from there. The cooking ends up here. Start reading from down up. Ok, still in the process of improving on my presentation, I tried to roll this fufu like the lovely ones we see Online but my best is almost good enough. Just manage. The soup tastes so good and fresh you won't mind that the fufu has cracks. No long due process cooking here. Just wash, fry and soup is ready.

Monday, January 25, 2016

20 Nigerian Food blogs to follow in 2016, Beyond

Abak Atama Soup
 Nigerian soup by Knorr.ng

 This is 2016, we need to explore more. I want to take my cooking to another level. I'd love to wow myself and my family this year, especially the kids who love to eat out on weekends, want to see if I can change that... so, I went searching for the best hands in Nigerian food. I may not be 100% correct but they are great, if you know other good food blogs to help improve our cooking, please add in the comment section and I promise to check out everything Nigerian food blog, to cook more variety. I cannot carry last when it comes to cooking Nigerian.
In no particular order, here are the best Nigerian food blogs to follow in 2016 and beyond, if you know others that are missing here, please nor vex, add in the comments section. We'll check them all out.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Post-Partum Nigerian Chicken Pepper soup For Nursing Mothers By Deborah Bala

Pepper soup for nursing mothers
A friend of mine delivered and i decided to make this chicken pepper soup for her. It's mainly made with fish but i felt she may have had too much of that so I used chicken. Pls I don't know if this pepper soup is safe for pregnant women so won't advise them to take it. Single ladies and men you can also learn this to make for friends that just delivered. 

Peel your

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Step By Step Pictorials On Puff Puff Making By AyaOba

Puff puff
Puff puff.
 Nigerian puff puff is what I call fried bread because minus the nutmeg in it, if this puff puff batter is put in baking pans instead and baked, that is very good bread there. Most times I like to leave the mixed batter over night to get sour dough which is also good for puff puff.
With this picture/step by step tutorial, puff puff (oily buns) making couldn't be simpler. Now I can go for my third attempt at puff puff making.  I promise