Luscious African breadfruit porridge (Ukwa porrdge)

African breadfruit Porridge, Ukwa Porridge

African breadfruit porridge, Ukwa porridge has a delicate but muted sweetness, a flavour peculiar to it. It tastes so good, it can be eaten just boiled without the addition of any other ingredient even salt. African breadfruit, Ukwa (treculia africana) is very nutritious and excellent for vegetarians. It has oils […]

Creamy, smooth and luxurious stuffed eggs, devilled eggs

Stuffed eggs, devilled eggs

Stuffed eggs are hard-boiled eggs that are sliced in half, the yolks removed and mixed with other ingredients then put back into each half of the egg white. The yolk filling should be creamy, smooth and luxurious. It is known by so many different names, the most common being devilled […]

Thick, dense, rich and indulgent easy spanish omelette

Easy Spanish omelette

Easy Spanish Omelette, (Spanish tortilla, Tortilla española or tortilla de patatas) is a delicious Spanish appetiser, snack and picnic dish made with eggs and potatoes. It is rich, thick and dense and can be served hot or cold, in large wedges or small cocktail size (hors d’oevure) with toothpicks. The […]

Colourful and fresh Sweet corn salad

Sweet corn salad

Sweet Corn salad is a bright, colourful and fresh-tasting salad. It is quick and easy to make, and always a hit when served to guests. The ingredients are few and basic and the dressing very simple. It allows the sweet corn to shine as the star of the salad. You […]

Crispy and elegant Coxinha, Brazilian chicken fritters

Coxinha, Brazilian Chicken Fritter

Coxinha a Brazilian chicken fritter is a popular street snack in Brazil and also an appetiser at parties. It is shaped like a chicken drumstick, the name coxinha means little chicken thigh. There are 3 layers to the coxinha, an outer crispy exterior, a middle layer of soft dough and […]

Easy, moist, healthy and flavourful Foil baked fish with vegetables

Foil baked fish with vegetables

Foil-baked fish with vegetables is a pretty, healthy, flavourful and easy dish to prepare.  It conserves the nutrients in the fish and vegetables, nothing leaches out, and everything is intact in that parcel. Since the fish and vegetables are cooked together, they stew in a mix of their seasoned juices, […]

Easy and yummy fried egusi soup

Fried Egusi Soup

In my earlier post Egusi soup (lumpy Egusi soup) I mentioned that there are numerous ways Egusi soup can be prepared in Nigeria cuisine.  Another delectable method of preparing Egusi is Fried Egusi soup. It is easy and very straightforward to prepare. Egusi seed (melon seed) is nutty, mildly sweet and contains […]

Tender, luscious and flavoursome Nigerian vegetable pie

Nigerian Vegetable pie

Do you sometimes want something different from the usual meat pie, chicken pie etc? Then make a Nigerian vegetable pie. This vegetable pie is usually a surprise to many upon 1st trial, it packs such a great amount of flavour you won’t believe there is no meat or fish in it. […]

Delicious and mellow Nigerian fish pie

Nigerian fish pie

The Nigerian fish pie is not as common as the meat pie or chicken pie, but if you are a fish lover, this hand pie is for you and if you are not a lover of fish, give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised at how good and mellow […]

soft, tender and supple Easy pie dough

Easy Pie Dough, Shortcrust Pastry

This easy pie dough recipe is a basic shortcrust pastry, it is one of the easiest pastries to make. The shortcrust pastry is simply made with flour, fat and water, a very important pastry because its usage is far-reaching. It is suitable for most Nigerian pastries because it is soft […]