April 9, 2011

Edikang Ikong

Edikang Ikong




**Edikang Ikong is reminiscent of the Yoruba style Efo Riro, Both calls for similar ingredients. the major difference is the use of Pumpkin leaves (Ikong Ubong) for this soup, whereas Efo riro  largely contains Tete, Shoko or yanrin for the most part. Also the steps to preparation are quiet different, there is  an absence of a pepper sauce base in Ediakng Ikong, which is critical for Efo Riro**
 Edikang Ikong ( This post is Dedicated to Naijalines! so I shall call this NaijalinesIkong. lol)


Ingredient
Beef ( 8 medium pieces cooked)
Ponmo (cow skin) ( 6 pieces cooked and cut)
Smoked fish ( 1 medium size) (Separated)
Stock Fish ( 1 cup cooked)
Dried prawns (1/2 cup)
Crayfish ( ground) 4 Tspns
Pumpkin leaves (substitute spinach) ( 2 bunches fresh or 2 packs frozen) *chopped and cleaned*
water leaves (substitute Water Cress ) (1 bunch) *chopped and cleaned*
Dry Pepper (1tspn)
Palm oil (1/4CUP)
Knor or maggi cubes ( 3 cubes)
salt to taste
Direction HERE

34 comments:

NikkiSho said...

I have missed your posts,kai see all the assorted meat *salivating*.the directions seems easy.

Adura Ojo said...

Ah yes! My waiting has been rewarded. NaijalinesIkong...love the sound of that. Again you make the cooking look easy. My dad used to cook this cos no one else knew how to cook it at home. He is getting on now, so he doesn't cook anymore. I'll cook it for him when I go home, thanks to you:)

kitkat said...

my problem is getting the ingredients :/

Adura Ojo said...

I appreciate your pointing out the difference b/w Edika Ikong and Efo Riro, cos I've often wondered about whether pepper was used as a base or not. You've cleared that for me. Thanks for the dedication:)

The Corner Shop said...

Oh Lord, please help me to survive this blog. I wish i could jump into the blog and lick that plate *sob sob*

So glad to see this babe, i've missed your updates :D

Adiya

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

see Chow abeg!!!!!! Im goin to try this!!!!

9jaFOODie said...

@ Nikki; Thanks sis! It's quiet easy, and so so yum. it's like veggie+meat heaven.

@Adura; OMG that is so sweet, awwwww :) yeiiiiiii... glad you will be able to make it for ur dad!! awww
and yes, I often wondered about the difference as well, so I decided to research it :)

@KitKat;The major grocery stores often carry these things, you just av to source them out. Thanks for d comment!

@Adiya; lol...lol....u will survive oo *Wink*... just get in d kitchen real quick. lol... awww, thanks babes. I will keep d updates coming.

@Sisi Yemmie; yeiii..let me know ao it turns out!! thanks for stopping by.

Ibhade said...

na wa! some people are blessed ooo, see foooooooooood! kai! no wonder hubby calls me NITEL!

9jaFOODie said...

LOL @Nitty... It's honestly very very simple. lol@NITEL.. what does that mean??

Nike Royals said...

@9jaFoodie, looks good... I will try it one day with 'IRU' (locust bean) added to it and mainly seafood...

Naijamum in L. said...

See food...

You don come again!

Anyway, I have decided that - just because of you - I need to organise a Naija bloggers meet-up.

There will be no agenda or goal for the meeting....I just want to sample your cooking!

Chai...see lems!

Please if you are not married, make sure you show prospective suitors your blog - so they can increase bride price quick-quick!

Naijamum in L. said...

P.S - Could I please request recipe for Puff Puff that's easy and quick. Thanks so much - in advance. xoxoxoxox

nutritionalert said...

aww!!! you got me salivating. I have decided not to check your blog whenever I am hungry like now, because the hunger pang just got worse. helllllp!!!

9jaFOODie said...

@Naijamum.... lmao... HAHAH.. I love the idea of a meet up ooo... lol..no agenda sha. I will be more than happy to organize lems :).
:D: not married oo... I will definitely do that. lol.. they have to recognize..LWKMD. HAHA..u are too sweet. yeiii... I will update you with puff-puff during the week.
Have a great monday!!

@Nutritionalert: I am sorry :(:) I hope u av eaten something :)

9jaFOODie said...

@Nike: seafood!!! sounds yum.. n I like the iru idea... might end up turning into Efo Riro sha. lol... let me know ao it turns out.

A-9ja-Great said...

Now this is just so unfair.And i can only just stare huh? Damn!

Yankeenaijababe said...

Anytime I stop by your blog, I want to eat food badly, you know what you post and it's great recipes, I sure will start cooking again once I move...thanks for sharing :=)

MTK said...

Move to the UK and open a restaurant please! :-)

9jaFOODie said...

@9ja-great.. LOL...You can also make some :)thanks for ur comment

@YNB: awww.w.. such kind words. thanks a million, yeiii.. if u try any of the recipes pls let me know ao they turn out.

@MTK: :).. I wish hen, if it were that easy I will b there 2mrr! Thanks much hon, I might just start a market feasibility survey n cost projection report :). You will be the first to know if I do decide to start one :).

os said...

I have just made efo riro but when it's demolished, I will make this one.

And I made your ewa aganyin sauce a while back and it turned out good (though I may omit the crayfish next time because I'm not really a fan of it unless I'm cooking Igbo-style food).

Keep up the good work. Your blog always motivates me to cook.

9jaFOODie said...

@OS... YEIII ..let me know ao u like it when u do. The Aganyin sauce gets a distinctive smell+taste from the crayfish. let me know ao u like it without crayfish when u try it,maybe I will try it as well.
awww..Happy to motive u *chezzy grin*

Myne Whitman said...

I am really jealous o, where can I get all these ingredients?

9jaFOODie said...

Ms Myne!! :) .. I am sure u can pick them up at ur local African store.

Vyvyka said...

chei! see better food o!

9jaFOODie said...

Lol @Vyvyka

J'Adore Fashion said...

OMG! I felt like i died and came back seeing the foods--I will definitely be copying that receipe--so hungry!

xoxo
Stella

http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

9jaFOODie said...

lol..U are still on earth sweety. Thank much for ur comment, stop by often!! let me know ao d recipe turns out when u try it.

Titi's Passion said...

I miss Edikang Ikong:( last time I had it was in Naija a few years ago, maybe I could try this recipe out. The ingredients seem accessible so I will try it out. Looks so yummy.

Caxperience said...

Coming to this blog can truly be punishment for a hungry person!

Now i want to make soup :D

9jaFOODie said...

@Ms Titi; yeii.. let me know ao it turns out!Thanks for ur comment

@Caxperience: hahahahah.... It's all inspiration :D

Prism of an immigrant said...

I agree with caxperience....

Your blog can be serious appetite punishment. I've learned to visit only when I have food in my stomach coz... the type of salivating I do ehn... Okay, I need to stop, before I make people say "eww"

9jaFOODie said...

LOL@Prism.. hahah :D I am happy the food always look appetizing :)

dat one okrika babe...xyz said...

the watercress how does it taste? does it give any distinct taste to the soup? thanks

9jaFOODie said...

I wouldn't say it adds a distinct taste, it just create a nice balance to the spinach. You can definitely do without it, without compromising the soup in anyway.