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Okro Soup Recipe

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Hello guys, welcome to another recipe post, by now you can tell I love to cook, yes I love a good meal and more so I love been able to prepare it at home for my family, there is this joy that you get when you cook up something and everyone enjoys it and even ask for more.

Nigeria is blessed with so many yummy and delicious dishes that you sometimes find it hard to pick what to eat and when it comes to soups oh we have it in abundance.

So for today am going to be showing you how to prepare delicious OKro soup, OKro is a vegetable that has numerous health benefits, it helps with health skin, clear eyes, aids digestion and much more. Did you know that Queen Cleopatra was known to eat OKro every day? And that it was the secret to her flawless skin and beauty? Now you know, so you have no reason to not eat okro, also it’s a perfect soup to start weaning your kids with, its slimy nature makes it slide down their tiny throats easily and it’s also very easy to prepare.

For this recipe you will be needing the following for a family of four.

Ingredients
Half kilo of OKro
Beef (assorted meat parts)
Ground crayfish
Fresh pepper
Stock fish
Smoked fish
Pumpkin leaves (sliced)
Cow skin
Salt and seasoning
Palm oil

So let’s cook.

Boil your beef parts with you stock fish in a large pot with water, salt and seasoning cubes for 15minutes. Wash your OKro and grate finely or place them in a blender after removing their stalk and just pulse the blender for a few minutes to grate your OKro until it looks finely chopped then set aside. Check on your meat and add in your ground crayfish about 2tablespoon,also add your smoked fish then allow it to boil, blend your pepper and add to the meat, boil for another 5minutes and in your palm oil 2cooking spoon full, leave it to cook for 3minutes and add in your pumpkin leaves, stir to cook very well and allow that to cook for two minutes uncovered, then add in your OKro, stir so the OKro and pumpkin leaves are completely mixed together, leave your pot uncovered and allow your soup to boil on low heat for just 2minutes,cos you want to still keep the colour and crunch of the OKro and vegetarian. There you have your delicious OKro soup ready, serve with your choice of swallow, i had mine with semolina.Okro Soup Recipe2

Tell me how easy you found this recipe and what challenges you faced while preparing it and if this was helpful. See you guys in my next post

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Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce

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Just as the name implies, it’s a Nigerian version of the western chicken curry soup, which has gravy like consistency and look.

What makes this different is that we use vegetables that are common to us, corn flour or flour for thickens and trust me it’s so delicious and a great alternative for our tomatoes based stews and sauces.

I put my own twist on it, this recipe is very easy to make and a great way to eat your vegetables, so let’s get cooking. For this recipe you will need the following

Ingredients

Chicken 8pieces
Curry powder
1 tablespoon corn flour or plain flour
Runner beans
Carrots
Irish potatoes
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
Green pepper
Red pepper
Ginger
Garlic
Salt and seasoning cubes

Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1 Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1 Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1Directions

Wash and boil your chicken like I have done in the picture below with salt, seasoning, curry powder, thyme, ginger and garlic, I prefer to use chicken stock in making my curry than just plain water, it makes it more flavorful .

 Slice your carrots into circles not to thick or too thin.

Wash and peel your potatoes, cut it up in sizeable chunks, slice your red and green peppers plus runner beans and then mince your garlic and ginger.

After the chicken has boiled for about 10minutes, take it out and sieve the stock then set aside.

In a clean pot add your vegetable oil on low heat and gently sauté your onions, garlic, ginger and curry, till it’s softened.

Add the carrots and potatoes to the onion mix and stir to combine, the flavors right now will just make you hungry! Allow these to cook together for just 2minutes while constantly stirring.

Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1Now is the time to add your chicken stock and cover to boil till the carrots and potatoes are soft but still crunchy, add in the peppers, runner beans and chicken taste for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly, allow these to cook together for 5minutes.

Take your corn flour or plain flour and mix with 3tablespoons of water, gently stir this into the pot to help thicken the sauce, be careful not to pour in all the flour mix at once or your sauce might get too thick( if it gets too thick just add a little water and you will be fine).

Cook this for another 3minutes and your Nigerian Chicken Curry sauce is readily yes drum rolls right now.

 Serve this yummy dish with rice or pasta, I served mine with rice and enjoy.

Please leave me your comments, let me know if you tried it out and if you had any difficulty with the recipe. Follow me on Instagram and also don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, see you guys in my next post.

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Banga Rice recipe – Nigerian palm nut rice

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Banga rice is completely different from the native jollof rice and even tastier. Rice is one of the most staple foods you will find in Nigerian homes, and we sure have so many ways to prepare it deliciously.

The secret to the perfect Banga rice is to use fresh Banga juice (visit my YouTube channel for a video on how to extract Banga juice from fresh palm nuts, and remember to subscribe) and fresh Banga spices, lots of onion, crayfish and smoked fish, but please feel free to use the store bought ones if that’s what you can find.

 For this recipe you will need the following and you can also adjust these ingredients to your liking.

Ingredients

3cups rice
4cups Banga juice
Ground crayfish 3tablespoon
Smoked fish
Red onions 2big ones
Habanero pepper
Yellow pepper
Banga spices 1tablespoon
Salt
Seasoning cubes
Stock fish
Scent leaves

Directions

Pour your Banga juice into a large pot and bring to boil, wash your rice and add to the pot, put some salt to taste and cover to boil.

Dice up on onion ball and add to the rice that’s already cooking. Wash your stock fish and add it to the rice as well.

Blend your peppers with onions, uncover your rice and add the smoked fish (wash and debone it), the pepper blend, crayfish and the seasoning cubes, taste to make sure you have added enough, you don’t want to overpower the original taste of the Banga, allow this to cook till the rice is soft which should be about 20minutes then you can add the Banga spices, stir very well to combine cover and allow to cook for another 10 minutes.

Once the rice is almost dry add your scent leaves that you have chopped and washed to the rice, stir it well into you rice, which by this time its aroma is disturbing the neighborhood.

Turn off your cooker once the rice starts to dry up and stir very well, serve with your choice of protein and drink.

And that’s your Banga rice recipe guys, it’s so easy and a one pot meal that you can make any time for yourself and your family, please try it out guys and let me know what you think.

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Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream (best homemade ice cream)

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Ice creams are so sweet and delicious that one can never get enough of it, and the idea of making it in the comfort of your home is simply amazing!

Just the thought of opening your freezer and having ice cream ready anytime you want it, especially on a hot sunny day is one reason why you should consider making it at home.

Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream1The one thing that scares people off from making ice cream at home is the fear of it not coming out right and having to get so many ingredients and so on.

But what if I tell you that you can make ice cream with just 3ingredients! Yes you read that right, 3ingredient ice cream with no need for an ice cream machine; funny thing is you might already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

This is my first attempt at ice cream making, as it was hubby’s birthday over the weekend I just wanted to try something different, so I whipped up this yummy banana and cookie crumbles ice cream that came out so good and left me feeling like a pro. So for this recipe you will need the following

Ingredients

1) 6 meduim ripe bananasBanana and cookie crumbles ice cream1

2) 1 cup full cream milk

3) 5 tablespoon sugar

4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

5) A pack of cookies

Directions

Peel and cut up your bananas into circles and freeze them in a Ziploc bag till they are frozen. Bring them out of the freezer and place in a blender with the milk, sugar and vanilla.

Blend till its super smooth, please resist the temptation to dip a spoon in and lick some, just scoop it all out and place in a bowl with cover, allow this to sit in the freezer till its semi frozen.

Bring it out and crumbled up any cookies of your choice (I used Oreos) into the ice cream and mix to combine.

Keep in the freezer till its frozen and firm, serve with your choice of toppings or just on its own.

Try out this recipe and don’t forget to leave me your comments in the comments section.

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