very ripe plantain slices for Fried plantains recipe

Fried plantain recipe

Fried plantain is caramel sweet and delicious. Plantains are a staple of the tropical region, from far east Asia to west and east Africa to the Americas, and are enjoyed in different ways. They are high in potassium and fibre and when ripe, they are fried to make a delicious snack, meal or […]

Spicy, aromatic and mildly sweet Jamaican Jerk Marinade

Jamaican Jerk Marinade (sauce)

Jerk marinade (sauce) is hot, spicy, aromatic and mildly sweet. Any time Jamaican food is mentioned, we instantly think Jerk! Jerk seasoning has been developed over centuries by Jamaicans with locally available ingredients and others added due to different influences. It reminds me so much of the versatile Nigerian suya spice. […]

Best hot and spicy catfish pepper soup (Point and kill)

Catfish pepper soup (Point and kill)

When the weather is cold, you are home warm and cosy, then your tummy starts rumbling, demanding food, what usually springs to mind? hot chocolate, steaming plate of spicy jollof rice, a large bowl of pepper soup, fresh fish pepper soup…? So I made this steaming hot pot of catfish pepper soup because it was raining and cold outside but warm and toasty indoors and […]

tasty Nigerian Refried beans

Nigerian Refried Beans

Refried beans is a staple Mexican dish where it is called Frijoles refritos meaning well-fried beans though it is usually literally translated Refried beans that is beans fried twice. Refried beans is not new to Nigerian cuisine and though it is not called refried beans in Nigeria, we fry our beans from time to […]

Flaky baked empanada


Empanada is a type of stuffed pastry (hand pie) common in Latin American countries, Spain and some parts of the far east. It can be fried, baked, grilled or even cooked on a griddle. You can make it big or small, sweet or savoury and of different shapes. Different countries […]