Tag: Nigerian fruits

Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Yellow Pepper Sauce

I know, I’m here telling you about this sauce that rocks my world, and at the same time I’m asking, telling ‘Don’t judge me’. Don’t judge me by the chilies I eat, or the spices I like, don’t judge me. Don’t judge me, don’t judge my food, don’t judge my heritage. We like what we […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Some Dried Peppers In Nigeria

Peppers are one of the most commonly preserved ingredients across Nigeria. Sun-dried, all sorts of peppers are available in super markets – whole, dried and also ground to what Nigerians call ‘dry pepper’. They go in spice blends, like yaji – a mix of defatted peanuts and spices, used in suya Here’s an attempt to […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Updated: Five (5) Nigerian Fruits You’ve Probably Never Seen or Heard Off

Updated 13th September, 2016 – with new information I’ve update this piece based on recent information and learning. I will only add to what I knew previously, nothing has been changed or deleted.  Thank you to all the readers who have shared and continue to share information that enables these discoveries. I appreciate it. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— […]

Recipes, Techniques

How to Make Soursop Cream

Once you have your peeled & prepped soursop, you can make a quick ‘cream’. All that’s required? Blitzing in the blender or food processor to ‘unify’ the texture. I tend to blend with a bit of water but any liquid would do. I store the blended mixture and use it in a wealth of ways […]


The Anatomy of Soursop

Annona muricata, also known as Soursop. Apparently, it is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw. Growing up, this was one of my older sister’s favourite fruits. I’d watch her eat it and suck creamy pulp from black seeds. Occassionally, I would tuck in and enjoy but it was […]