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Garri-crusted [Chicken] Scotch Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 28, 2016
When your goals are soft, jellied yolks, you know you’ve hit a home run with this chicken mince scotch eggs, coated in a yaji/suya-spice, garri crust. Garri makes a delightful crust instead of breadcrumbs. Gluten-free too. These gladdened my eyes and heart. To make this, you’ll need to: 1. Boil your eggs to perfection. And perfection […]

Farofa (Toasted Garri) with Dambun Nama

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 14, 2015
Garri, good for more than drinking and making into ‘Eba’. Garri, excellent for crusting and crumbing. And for toasting too. If you go to any self-respecting churrasco house with the stars and stripes of Brasilia, expect to be served farofa. Churrasco (Portuguese: [ʃuˈʁasku], Spanish: [tʃuˈrasko]) is a Portuguese and Spanish term referring to beef or grilled meat more […]

Garri-crusted Baked Fish

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 10, 2015
The first time I saw barracuda in the flesh, I decided to put a garri and yaji crust over it. Quite simple. For me, the idea of using garri as a crust is not only ingenious, but it puts a kitchen staple often used for other purposes to good use. Like cornmeal, it has the […]

Garden Egg Bake with Cheese & Sugo

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 8, 2014
And on and on and on – Part 2 of the Baked Garri-crusted Garden Eggs. It involves a bake. Ideally, I would have like this to feature the baked garden eggs, a spicy sauce and Wara, locally produced cheese. Well, though I didn’t meet the ultimate test in my head, the end result was pretty […]

Nigerian Small Chops: Baked Garri-crusted Garden Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 7, 2014
I am fascinated by how ideas come, how they’re created – so many elements, some seemingly random, yet they come together to test concepts, fuse thoughts and generally do something ‘new’. Like with garden eggs. I think I like the whole exploration, the journey, the process of building, of constructing, of putting together. I like […]

Frejon: Of Nigerian And Brazilian History

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 27, 2014
Connectedness. The thing that fascinates me the most in life. If I had to narrow down the things I find fascinating. This would be one of them. Connectedness – of people, places and things. Brazil. Nigeria. Connected. By slavery and freedom. In culture and cuisine. Like Carnivals. Connected, with thick tropical rainforests and love for football. Connected in […]

Banga Soup: Love in a Claypot

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 17, 2013
Tales by Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa  With the spliced rhythm of tribal Africa,  with the pulse, and raw hide cloak of riddles, with the drizzling monsoon on lemon grass, with the serene river songs of the canaries, with the dim light of the oil lamps, I reflect on the times when under the tropical moon fierce […]

Moin Moin – Steamed Nigerian Bean Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 23, 2010
At eight years old, I was full of ambition. I had my mind made up and nothing, absolutely nothing was going to take my dream away. My dream of….