New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #3: Seafood Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
Inspired by Spanish Paella – also a red rice dish seasoned with saffron. After seeing all the ways in which Jollof and Paella ‘resemble’ themselves. Rice, sauce, bottom pot, much in common!  Jollof Paella Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 150g (about 12 – 14 ) shelled, uncooked king prawns, heads reserved 1 large red onion, diced 3 […]

Smoky Prawn Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 24, 2015
Because….EVERYDAY is Jollof Rice Day. Super established. This was an attempt – a great one too, I might add – at approximating the beauty of seafood flavours in our beloved J Rice. While I deliberated, lobsters and crabs came up briefly but then, I did not want to make a seafood paella and so I remained […]

Prawn Head Pepper Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 29, 2015
There are many lessons a girl learns from her mother – how to use prawn heads is arguably one of the best of them. You might scoff and say ‘really’? And I might smile back gently and say ‘Yes, really’. See flavour is not to be underrated, and if like me, you’d rather derive yours naturally, […]

Dinner in Dubai: Point & Eat, Barracuda Seafood Restaurant

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 8, 2015
A few nights ago, Lara took me to Barracuda – a popular fish restaurant in Jumeirah 3, Dubai. It is owned by an Egyptian and is established on the concept of ‘selecting’ your own seafood. It reminds me very much of selecting catfish in some Nigerian restaurants, popularly known as Point & Kill. Except in this […]

Fried Prawn Heads

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 12, 2013
When I watched Justin serve up fried fish bones, in ‘The Next Food Network Star’, I cringed. ‘Another one of  those recipes’. Someone was bound to write an open letter to the world about how fried fish bones make you a star. Or how instagram makes you the photographer of the year.  Warner is referring […]