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Preparing for My Nigerian-American Thanksgiving

by on November 13, 2015
 

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving – the purpose, the feast, the celebration. Many gathered around tables, scattered around states and cities, homes, safe places, corners.

Thanksgiving came to us by way of my children going to the American school in The Netherlands. Since then, we’ve celebrated it. This year, I’d like to serve up a Nigerian-inspired Thanksgiving menu.

What do you think? I’m looking for a few extra things to add!

Starter

Scent leaf soup with coconut & chickpeas, served with Plantain flat breads

Main

Pumpkin Jollof Rice

Dodo with sage

Smoked Turkey wings with Zobo-pepper sauce

Sides

Sauteed Greens with pumpkin and toasted almonds

Ginger-Pumpkin-Maple Puree

Tapioca/ Green papaya salad with coconut

Garri-crusted Green beans

Dessert

Tangelo-almond cake with Tangelo gelato

Drinks

Passionfruit cocktail

Zobo spritzers