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Chicken stock| Chicken stock, what could we ever cook without them? Pieces of browned chicken bones with or without chicken simmered in water with herbs and spices and a bit of salt for hours delivering the ultimate flavours to help you reach the crescendo in your cooking
Fish pepper soup! This spicy soup is fish cooked in broth with a unique spice blend different chilli peppers, nutmeg, dried ginger and scent leaves. The spices and herbs used are considered by many from West Africa to have medicinal value.
Cook your way around the continent and learn about African cuisine and the culinary diversity of each region. Try our tasty recipes from East, West, North, South and Central Africa including favorites like jollof rice, chapati, and plantain porridge.
About African cuisine was written to bring you African recipes from all over the continent and beyond...
Common Nigerian foods include garri, egusi, amala, tuwoo, yam, plantain, akpu, pounded yam, banga soup, gbegiri, edikaekio, owo soup, to mention a few. See them here and how to prepare most ...
Plantain porridge is another delicious healthy meal that can be prepared with plantain. It is filling, nutritious, and good for every one, even for those who suffer with diabetes. Try out this recipe!
West African stock recipe like with other cultures using stock and broth as the base of most sauces and stews have been the tradition. This recipe with different meant and fish is a most try
Here is an authentic Egusi soup recipe for your enjoyment. See a step by step guid on how to prepare this top west African dish.
Egusi seeds are used in preparing melon soup. Large quantity of very rich cooking oil are also extracted from this yet another nutritious African food seed.
Spicy grilled chicken are a favourite any day. They are an healthier option to their fried counterpart and even taste better with gorgeous barbeque flavour if done outside on the barbeque with family and friends in the summer. This oven grilled chicken is a winner any day.
Nigerian food recipes are derived from a number of grains, rhizomes, bulbs, fruit seeds, vegetables and an avalanche of fruits. See top Nigerian foods here and how to prepare them.
Akara is tasty Nigerian fritters mostly eaten for breakfast and as a snack throughout the day. Akara is often paired with bread, ogi eko or custard.
Nigerian scrambled eggs a great breakfast delight to start your day with. Nigerians usually pair this with bread, yam, plantain with a refreshing hot drink of choice. Try this out and it might soon become your favourite breakfast go-to dish when you want something exciting
Jollof rice is easily the most popular rice dish eaten all over West Africa. It is rice cooked in spicy tomato sauce with various spices and herbs like thyme, curry, nutmeg, bay leaves, garlic and ginger. It can be cooked or served with meat or fish or purely vegetarian.
Nigerian tomato stew is a favourite must-have sauce that pairs up with an endless number of dishes from simple snacks to elaborate dinners. This sauce always delivers in terms taste and simplicity of cooking. All ingredients for this is available in most parts of the globe.
Afang soup is a delicacy of the Ibibio and Efiks of Southern Nigeria. Vegetable sauce prepared with assorted meat, fish and seafood. Usually served with fufu.
Moimoi is steamed bean pudding made from peeled and blended blackeyed beans, seasoned with salt, onion and pepper. Usually flavoured with corn beef, sardines, eggs, prawns or any other flavour of choice. Meat and fish could be replaced with vegetables for a vegetarian option
The first time I had chicken in groundnut sauce was 30 years ago when I attended college in Philadelphia. The chef at my school was from Nigeria. She
Discover the history and flavours of African food and recreate authentic African recipes at home. We teach you everything from how to cook African meals to the origins of the dishes.
The benefits of coconut oil is so great and far reaching that the coconut tree has been referred to as a "tree of life". From its amazing ability to build our immune system