August 18, 2011

Wheatlet

I find it interesting that  most Nigerian abroad do not substitute semolina for wheatlet. The only difference I have noticed between semolina and wheatet is in the texture, Semolina is finer than wheatlet.

I guess my question to you all is; Have you ever tried Wheatlet? do you prefer it to semolina or not?

Ps: The soup pictured is Apon(Ogbono) with pounded okra, beef and dried catfish.

PPS : I had a request to put up a post on the Nigerian food industry award, if you will like more information please click HERE.



33 comments:

Ema Leecious said...

Looks nice...But how did you do the clean the fish without it breaking?

@ilola said...

Sisteee, no make my throat long ooo.
@ Ema, I wash the fish with iron sponge and then soak it in salt water. That way, it doesn't break

*SweetlyBroken* said...

This looks very delicious. But, I don't really like semolina...lol.

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9jaFOODie said...

@Ema: Soak it in warm salted water for about 5 mins, this will remote all of the dirt, then rinse under cold running water. as @Ilola also said, iron sponge works

@Ilola: lol... thanks for the wisdom my dear

@Sweetlybroken : how come? do you dislike the texture or the taste?

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

Beautiful as always.
To be honest, Mona Lisa painting is not as beautiful as this picture.
xxxxxx

stelzz said...

nice.i like ogbono with okra. haven't tried either the semolina or wheatlet

Wisdom Calls said...

This looks delicious. I will try the wheatlet, am always trying to find substitues for fufu and eba.

TeeEhm said...

I didn't one could cook akpon and okra "geda. it sounds tasty!
but then how do u cook akpon, I have no clue again!

gretel said...

I dont like semolina coz I ate it too much when I was a kid but mehnnnn you go kill me one day ohhhhh

os said...

We eat a fair amount of semolina but not wheatlet. I will try it if I can find it.

Myne Whitman said...

Never heard of wheatlet, but semolina is really good.

koinonia said...

I've haven't heard of wheatlet either. Going by the look of that pic, I really don't mind giving it a try.

As always, thanks for the variety

NikkiSho said...

I've tried this a couple of times cos someone told me about the "relation" with semolina..Loved it :D

9jaFOODie said...

@NIL...yeeeee!! my head just dey swear like garri, I want to frame the picture in fact. lol... you are such a kind lady, thanks!!

@STELZZ: you should, it's a lot lighter than pounded yam

@Wisdom calls: you have to, and you can also use it for breakfast, prepare it the same way you will semo but with a lot more water.

@Teehem: There is a link for the apon recipe in the post, let me know if you need anything further.

@os: kk...let me know how you like it. it's sooo much cheaper too :D

@Ms Myne: I concur, I have a question for you oo. I will send an email when I sum up the courage :)

@Koinonia; my love!! I have missed you much o. You are ALWAYS welcome

@Nikkisho: correct girl :d

enybees-hub said...

Oh MAC never heard of wheatlet( e de naija)? And jUst learning how to keep fish from breaking though we used to wash(mama's teaching) with warm water and salt.

Cool meal(DON'T like okra and ogbono,has to be stylishly prepared to get ‎​​me :D )

9jaFOODie said...

cheiii.. this one na tough question o, not sure if they sell it in Nigeria. lol... is this stylish enough for you? hennn...oya make i decorate am small. I use to only like my ogbono plain, without okra, but now i love it with pounded okra ( not blended oo, I hate blended okra)

Anonymous said...

Please where can I find wheatlet? Or is this wheat meal?

9jaFOODie said...

@ Anon: where do you live? if you live in Canada you can find it at super store.

lorlah said...

Am a relativly new comer here but d presentation of ur dishes has had me hooked lol. I av 2 questions how do u no which apon will draw cos av cooked some dt ended up like water or maybe it was my method of cookin it also what is d best way to store d raw apon.thanks

9jaFOODie said...

Welcome to MAC lorlah, I hope you enjoy your time here. I will recommend storing apon in the freezer, it keeps better. I think freshness is key when it comes to apon, if it's been on the shelf for months, it will not draw. You have to be sure what you are getting is fresh, cooking is also key. start with oil, add in the apon and add in water a little at a time while you stir, this way your apon will always draw.

kitkat said...

looks yummy! i dont each much swallow when i'm not in naij though

9jaFOODie said...

Whyyyyyyyy??? :( My heart is broken, swallows are the ish :D

Haduke said...

hi i just came across ur post and belive me am loving it cos am learning a lot...pls can u describe how to make wheat cos have tried it once but it was messed up

Omoade said...

This is so nice pls can u tel me how to make some solid food apart from eba

9jaFOODie said...

@Haduke: Thanks a lot. you make wheatlet same way you make semo. I usually start with cold water, so 1.5cup water to 1cup of wheatlet. combine the wheatlet and water in a pot and set on medium heat, keep turning until it becomes solidified, usually about 8-10mins.

@Omoade: There are lots of option, semo, Tuo chincafa, amala, wheatlet, eko, pounded yam. If you will like specific instructions let me know.

The Relentless Builder said...

I didn't know you could combine okro and ogbono...Nice twist! Meanwhile, I have never heard of wheatlet before...until now. It's been years since I tasted Semolina. I tend to be more of an eba or amala or iyan person.

9jaFOODie said...

Really? I don't like amala, I eat it like once a year. Wheatlet is a great alternative, especially when you are low on cash ( it's quiet cheap)

omoade said...

Hi thanks i thonk i wil prefer u describe amala and pounded yam

9jaFOODie said...

That is a tough one, I will do a post on it soon.

9ja Mom said...

Looks yummy! I tell ya, your dishes fit make person end up in a food'gasm... When an ex (Bini boy) used to talk about apon and okra, I thought he was the grossest person alive... But after I married my Delta hubby and his mom made it for me, yepa!!!!... That's all I ask her for when she comes around - a big enough pot to last me weeks/months sef... She converted my mom as well the last time they were both at our place.

Wetin be wheatlet - I will look into it sha and see if I can get it in the states... I'm a real eba girl so it has to taste really good to take over...

I can already hear hubby complaining about another one of my 'healthy' alternatives, he he (the last was a major fail for both of us - Oat fufu!)

9jaFOODie said...

lol@ Foodgasm. Ogbono and okra is the ish... especially pounded okra. lol...wheatlet is just like semovita.

9ja Mom said...

Hmm, I grate my okra - does pdd okra taste very different? Do u cut up into smaller pieces before pounding? I'll try my hand at apon and okra dis wknd...

9jaFOODie said...

...It doesn't taste different, the texture is different though. Yes, I usually cut it first. yeii..take photos of your cooking adventures :)