Nigerian ‘Concept’ Dish: Beans & Garri ‘Truffles’

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 27, 2016
The Concept The concept here is of ‘truffles’. Like Chocolate truffles but not… A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts,almonds or coconut), usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their traditional […]

Nigerian ‘Concept’ Dish: Beans & Dodo

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 11, 2016
The Concept I said my next concept dish would be plantains, so here we are. When I was growing up, we ate beans on Wednesday and Fridays, afternoons only. We ate beans with fish – fresh, fried, smoked…mostly fried. Dodo, fried yam and garri were accompaniments sometimes. Though I loved the beans my mum cooked, […]

Jollof Beans

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 16, 2014
I love stewed beans. Or Jollof beans as we would call it in Nigeria. Beans cooked in a tomato sauce. Except my sauce is more onions and peppers than tomatoes. But it still ends up with the Jollof ‘hue’, a cross between deep orange and red. Jollof.  Today, I share my beloved recipe for ‘stewed’ beans: Brown […]

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 […]

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….