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From Ugep with More Love: Yam Mash & Yedamblongh

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2017
As I ate Yedamblongh,  I kept thinking of how  perfectly it would go with yam mash… And so I got making some. I simply boiled yam and pureed it with a touch of water. I’ve made yam mash/ puree before so this was no newbie or biggie. In the past, I’ve added a touch of […]

Ideas in Mingau

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 12, 2017
Because the classic version is a template begging for colour and texture and more. #1, Crunchy Toasted Coconut My favourite by a notch. I love the way the coconut flavour is reinforced in a toasted, nutty way. It is the perfect counterpoint to the soft and creamy Mingau base. Hack: Use store bought toasted coconut, […]

Classic Mingau: Of Tapioca & Coconut Milk

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 12, 2017
Mingau, a place on the north eastern coast of Brazil, in Bahia Mingua, a porridge of tapioca popularly eaten over Easter on Lagos island, Nigeria Mingau, in literature, of Brazil mentions repeatedly, ‘a sweetened hot drink of tapioca, water, and milk.‘ Mingau is a porridge made from milled cassava, cooked in coconut milk and finished with […]

Mango, Tamarind & Mazarkwaila Sauce

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 10, 2017
Now that mangoes are in season properly, we’re enjoying them in all sorts of ways, one of which is in sauces. This version features fresh mango flesh, tamarind ‘water’, cilantro – my favourite ever herb and mazarkwaila, sugar cane sugar! Now sugar cane is one of my favourite things ever and I’d never come across it […]

2017 Nigerian Food Trends

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 28, 2017
Nigerian cuisine is on the cusp – of local exploration and global discovery. Cooks, writers, bakers, baristas, mixologists and more are cooking up ‘New Nigerian Kitchen‘ fare. It is wonderful to see and I’m thrilled to be part of it. The ‘New Nigerian Kitchen’ is a term I coined in 2013 and articulated in my 2014 […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Mangoes, #3

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 25, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column which will be published on the last Saturday of every month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Eromo whose writing I love, […]

From Ugep With Love: Yedamblongh or Okana w. Kola Nut

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 21, 2017
Have you ever eaten kola nut with a pepper sauce? No? Me neither…till now. And I have to thank Carol of Bread & Baskets for this introduction.  A few weeks ago, I toasted some Nigerian calabash nutmeg, Ehuru and shared a photo on instagram. Wofai sent me a message saying that where she was from – Ugep […]

Six (6) ways to use Nigerian Stock

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 16, 2017
So, when you do learn how to make Nigerian stock and value-for-money ways to get this done, here are a few ways you can use it – full or low fat :): Stew The very best stews are ‘sweetened‘ with the liquid gold of stock. Jollof Rice Your best pot has some meat stock in it. […]

Arewa Kitchen: Kayan Kanshi – Of Things That Smell Good

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 13, 2017
Kaya of things and Kayan Kanshi of things that smell good, nice. Of herbs and spices. I’m confronted with this name when I walk into a store for some Balangu. It reminds me in many ways of the tea masala mix I saw and bought in Nairobi – a fragrant mix of whole spices which […]