Posts Tagged ‘Cassava recipes’
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On Mingau: Drink, Porridge & More

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 11, 2017
I’ve always been fascinated by Mingau. By always, I mean since I learnt about it, about it’s existence. In trying to find out more about it, to classify it and understand it, I happened upon lots of Brazilian/ Portuguese references.  Mingau, from the old Tupi mina’u means ‘that which is soaked‘. To this end, there […]

Gbena yei – Kpokpogari with Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 9, 2015
All I can think of in this weather is my bed. Sleeping in it. Morning, noon and night. Waking up to cuddles and soup. Forget pots of tea and freshly-baked cookies. Love and soup are errthang. Err single thang. Sigh. There’s something about rainy season that brings out the romantic in me. But I’m going […]

The Anatomy of Cassava

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2015
I’ve eaten cassava products all my life but I’d never tasted the cooked/ boiled tuber till last weekend. It is an interesting combination of starchy and chewy and a taste that isn’t as distinctive as I expected.  What it looks like Think long tubers, about 20 – 30cm with tough brown skins bearing some resemblance […]

Re-imagining Nigerian Cuisine: Cassava Chips

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2015
The truth is when I happen upon a new ingredient, I like to explore as much as I can. So I’ve done the soup and the salad and this time, it’s the deep-fried chips. I figured that would work better than roasted but that’ll be explored as well. Here, I deep-fried the chips for a […]

Re-imagining Nigerian Cuisine: Tapioca & Coconut Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2015
With my huge batch of cooked cassava chips, I wondered what else I could do. I considered making Aipim, a traditional Brazilian cake – dense, moist and apparently delicious. We, afterall share histories of food and more with them.  However, I wasn’t sure my cassava was of the right texture, as it was in chunky […]

Re-imagining Nigerian Cuisine: Cassava & Coconut Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2015
My obsession with re-imagining Nigerian cuisine often begins with street food. The end? Dishes with de- and re-constructed ingredients, new techniques applied to familiar flavours and more. Last August, I discovered cooked cassava shreds/ chips, also called Bobozi, Mbrakasi in the east and south of Nigeria. This popular street snack is sold with chunks of fresh coconut. This version sold […]