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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

African Peanut Fish Soup

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Best Traditional African Fish Recipe of all time is this simple and easy African Peanut Fish Soup. It takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. The key ingredient to this African stew dish is peanut butter and curry spice.

Best Traditional African Fish Recipe

African Peanut Fish Soup
African Peanut Fish Soup

Best Traditional African Fish Recipe

African Peanut Fish Soup

1 large smoked fish
1 large onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground curry powder
2 teaspoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons tomato paste
4 any type hot peppers
3 garlic cloves
3 cups vegetable broth
Salt to taste

In a large pot, saut̩ onions in oil then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and nut paste, and then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the fish, chilies, salt and curry. Simmer at a very low heat for 15 Р20 minutes. Serve with cornmeal, potatoes, plantains, cassava or rice.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter Recipe

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Niter Kibbeh Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter Recipe

Niter Kibbeh Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter

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Niter Kibbeh is a traditional Ethiopian butter preparation of spiced clarified butter. Niter Kibbeh is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Niter Kibbeh is used in daily cooking throughout Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.

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Yield about 1 ½ cups

Ethiopian Butter Recipe


2 cups unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek
¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 6-7 minutes with spices. Remove from the heat and skim the solids from the butter. When a second foam forms on top of butter, and the butter turns golden brown the Niter Kibbeh is ready. Strain the Niter Kibbeh using cheesecloth and store in airtight container.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ugu Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

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The Best Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

Ugu Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

Cooking in Igboland means cooking with vegetable bulbs as well as the leaves of the pumpkin plant. Fluted pumpkins, ugu in the Igbo language are used in many traditional stew recipes across Igboland. 

1 medium pumpkin, peeled, cubed, deseeded
3 handfuls pumpkin leaves, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 white potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 medium onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 ripe large tomatoes, diced
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon palm oil or vegetable oil
3 cups vegetable broth or water


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add all ingredients. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over rice or as a stew.

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