June 25, 2011

So You Think You Can Cook ( Entry 3 Ukwa)

Ukwa  with Peppered Salmon
Growing up, as an Igbo girl Ukwa was a staple in my house. Well mostly the fried one that you snack on. I remember whenever anyone came from the East to visit; it was ukwa and bread we always got.
Over the years, learning from my mom and aunts, I have put my own spin in the way I cook it. I love Onugbu! (bitterleaf), I love the taste that bitterleaf gives.
Ingredients
-        Ukwa (Breadfriut)
-        Crayfish
-        Pepper
-        Onions
-        Palm oil
-        Seasoning Cube (Maggi, knorr ; your preference)
-        Salt
-        Dried fish
-        Peppered Salmon
-        Onugbu (Bitter leaf) -  (optional)
-        Oka (Corn) –(optional)

Directions
-        Wash the ukwa to remove any residual chaff or sand. Add water, put on low heat and cook until very soft (a mash-like consistency). Keep adding water
-        For the Salmon, sprinkle salt and black pepper put in the oven at 350 C for 45-60mins, until well cooked.
-        When soft, still on low heat, add the ground pepper, crayfish and onion mixture. Bring to boil, cover and let it simmer for a about  10 mins
-        Add the bitterleaf, do not stir, cooked for an additional 5mins. Add the corn and then palm oil, cover and simmer.
-        Food is ready!!! Enjoy


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27 comments:

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

mmm
I have never had breadfruit
What does it taste like?
I'm liking the salmon

Ope Adebayo said...

Not a fish fan but that salmon is looking scrumptious.

Myne Whitman said...

Bitterleaf in Ukwa? Hmmm...I have to think about that.

But hey, where do you get your foodstuff! You're so lucky.

nutritionalert said...

I love Ukwa when prepared with yam. It is not only protein rich and filling, the taste is always memorable.

little John said...

I definately want to eat out of this. Yummmy

The Corner Shop said...

Interesting. Never heard of this. Mmmmmh, my favorite...i choose this cause it's taught me an entirely new dish

Adiya
The Corner Shop

Ibhade said...

hmmmm....i know of the dried nkwa... well, there is a first time.. :)

Nightingale said...

This is soo new and different! Yummmmm

Anonymous said...

This looks nice. You have my vote

Anonymous said...

...does anyone have cold water nearby? i need to wash this thing down * clears throat with a thick ibo accent*

sapanipa said...

omg! this is totally awesome! used to have this a lot when i was little! tnx for the little memories! loooks absolutely yummmm!!!!!!! u have my vote

mama put said...

num num in my tum tum... looks really good

chib said...

Looks really amazing, simple and clear recipe for guys like us. Not had this food in ages, now am craving it like a pregnant woman craves food. Au fait is the word!!!

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Anonymous said...

Mmmh....sounds interesting. U ve my vote

Bawo said...

I always love d taste of it,really nutritious...u have my vote.

bisi said...

this looks really nice....i like this!

yorubagirllovesiboboy said...

oh woow..my bf is igbo he loves this! thanx for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

hehe....me like!...

shalala said...

i have never had this tho....but it looks really tasty!

chilolo said...

u got my vote!

adeoye taiwo said...

looks like it is gonna taste as good as it looks...YES!!!!

#breadfruitlover said...

this is the popular breadfruit peeps always tlk about...nice

Anonymous said...

I know what i am having for breakfast then...

Anonymous said...

Ewohhh! being a first timer, i feel like rushing out of this site bcos i was hungry b4 i set my eyes on these varieties of meal and i hv been thinking of wot to eat since 4hrs ago and i could not be able to choose a particular meal.
To be candid, i have to eat something right now b4 i will die of starvation bcos those worms inside my belly are now complaining that they dont just want to eat any food, na better food we want chop today and im a man which im not in a right position to meet up with their demands.
I will try sha! God bless Nigeria, God Bless the blogger!