Archive for December, 2016
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Merry Christmas

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 25, 2016
From me & mine to you & yours.  I hope you have an amazing, safe, joyous season.  God bless you all. 

New Nigerian Christmas Drinks: Three (3) Perfect Ones

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 22, 2016
I like to have lots of drinks at home over the holidays – easy to make, easy to make ahead and refreshing. This holiday, I have 3 drink ideas for you: #1: Iced [Rooibos] Tea Make ahead tips: Brew tea a day or two before. Make it slightly stronger than you would normally do – […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #3: Suya-spiced Roast Chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
This is the easiest and one of the tastiest roast chickens, ever. No need to brine, simply rub the chicken with suya spice – inside and out and a bit of salt, place in your oven on the highest – my oven goes up to 260 deg C, cook for 1 hour plus and voila…done. I […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #2: Suya-Herb-Honey Chicken Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
Chicken skewers are quick, easy and you can prep all the elements a few hours before. Make ahead tips If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least an hour before you skewer the ingredients – just so the skewers don’t burn. Prep your ingredients – note that food shrinks to varying degrees, your chicken […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #1: Stuffed Chicken Legs & Breasts

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 20, 2016
Chicken is essential to the Nigerian Christmas lunch or dinner. This year, venture further than your fried or grilled chicken with these ideas – three of them: Stuffed chicken is my personal favourite. I have two options for you with chicken legs and breasts. The chicken legs are off the chain! Oh, my word. This […]

My Personal History of Fruitcakes & Another Recipe

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 19, 2016
A lot of my preferences in life have been shaped by my parents, my family. As an adult, a lot of my preferences are deeply subconscious – I can’t explain half of them save for – this is how my mother used to do it. This is how my dad did it. Christmas and fruitcakes […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #3: Seafood Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
Inspired by Spanish Paella – also a red rice dish seasoned with saffron. After seeing all the ways in which Jollof and Paella ‘resemble’ themselves. Rice, sauce, bottom pot, much in common!  Jollof Paella Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 150g (about 12 – 14 ) shelled, uncooked king prawns, heads reserved 1 large red onion, diced 3 […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #2: Spaghetti Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
And I use spaghetti here to cover/ describe the family of pasta strands – linguine, spaghettini and the others. Forgive me. I’ve had many hits, only a few misses and I can say it makes a great alternative to rice. Tip: use gluten-free or wholemeal pasta if you like. I love the way the sauce […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #1: Acha Jollof/ Fonio Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 15, 2016
Acha – Fonio is one of my favourite things ever. One way to enjoy it is by way of ‘Jollof’, that cooking, stewing, simmering in a rich, red tomato sauce. It is easy. Ingredients You’ll need equal amounts of: Acha/ Fonio (clean) Stock/ water Tomato sauce (tomatoes, onions, chilies, blended together then reduced, cooked down) […]