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The Arewa Kitchen: Specialty Meats (or Suya Plus)

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 20, 2017
The North of Nigeria has a long tradition of excellence in meat preparation and handling from Tsire to Dambu, Kilishi to Balangu, these specialty meats delight palates the world over particularly in Nigeria. My reading and research suggests that Suya is the umbrella name for many meat products from the north of Nigeria though in […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #3: Suya-spiced Roast Chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
This is the easiest and one of the tastiest roast chickens, ever. No need to brine, simply rub the chicken with suya spice – inside and out and a bit of salt, place in your oven on the highest – my oven goes up to 260 deg C, cook for 1 hour plus and voila…done. I […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #2: Suya-Herb-Honey Chicken Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
Chicken skewers are quick, easy and you can prep all the elements a few hours before. Make ahead tips If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least an hour before you skewer the ingredients – just so the skewers don’t burn. Prep your ingredients – note that food shrinks to varying degrees, your chicken […]

Avocado-Suya Burger

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 23, 2016
All weekend, I’ve been thinking about this burger. Inspired by vegan burgers on @3.Bunnies Instagram’s account, I made a #NewNigerianKitchen, #Whole30 compliant version.   You hass to try one of our Teriyaki Avocado Burgers 🍔💚🙈 We took a small break away from social media to enjoy somebunny’s(Christina’s) birthday 🎁🎈 Sometimes it’s nice to fall off grid […]

Suya-spiced Cauliflower Steaks

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 2015
Because Yaji is bae. And is delicious on almost every single thing – even white chocolate. Which is chocolate (argue in your back garden)! I’ve wanted to make cauliflower steaks since I came across the stunning recipe on Food52. And I did. And made it tres Nigerian with the addition of suya spice – yaji. […]

Coconut Masa with Suya & Waterleaf Blooms

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 26, 2015
Part of my fascination with food is the connectedness – the discovery of similar techniques, ingredients, recipes, processes across vastly different cultures and cuisines. Like how poffertjes pans are like Masa ones but with smaller divots. Like how South Indian Appam batter is the same as that for masa, just with coconut milk. And so […]

Suya – Sesame Ma’Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 22, 2015
Suya and masa to be honest is a no-brainer for they hold court together, very often. I would simply have called this a suya-masa salad were it not my daughter, of croffle vs croissantwaf’fly fame who christened it Ma’Salad, and so it is. You can purchase all the elements from your nearest ‘Glover court‘, mix and match […]

New Nigerian Club Sandwich

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 3, 2015
The sandwich to my teenagehood, as open-face egg sandwiches were to my youth. Imagine a BLT (Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato) but more. Double decker. Same elements. And more, for the New Nigerian Kitchen. Toast. The virtues of well-toasted bread cannot be overstated. Crisp, golden, sturdy for receipt of vegetables and more. I like the colours here. If this sarnie was human, […]

Small Chops: Puff-Puff Suya Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 27, 2015
Been on my mind a while… Small chops and skewers of puff-puff and suya. These were pretty dope. Hence the few words. Vegetables,… Suya-spiced cold-smoked chicken (oven-baked),… …and the finest puff-puff ever. Everything works beautifully – chewy dough, fresh vegetables, smoky chicken. Was I repeating myself? Am I repeating myself? And if you can’t be […]