Stirfried Periwinkles

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 9, 2016
It all began with a Facebook conversation about stirfried periwinkles…And it ended well – friends wondered if periwinkles could be stirfried and I thought, why not try. But first, blue foods. I’ve always been intrigued by the coplour of periwinkles – that vibrant almost-turquoise that isn’t common at the table. I remember once, a few […]

How to Clean Periwinkles

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 15, 2015
Periwinkle. Of a colour, flower, herb and mollusc. Blue of the sea, these are. And a pain to clean if you don’t know what and how. I often wonder if the colour is blue because it is copper-rich, like some species of crabs but…I dunno. They sport a rubbery flat disc of a tongue that […]

Water Snails & Seafood of the South

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 18, 2015
Itu Bridge. The famous Itu Bridge on the way to and from Calabar in the South of Nigeria and seafood – fresh, dried, bought, sold. Seafood of the south. Of Nigeria, where nsam, ngolo, crabs and ‘water snails’, crabs are everyday things. I’ve lived in Warri and Port-Harcourt where periwinkles stud everything from Egusi to […]