September 11, 2011

Ugba



 Ugba (Oil Bean Seed) is native to Eastern Nigeria, Ugba undergoes extensive fermentation before it is considered edible. This recipe is a Modern spin on the traditional dish, the use of parsley gives it a fresh taste.

Ingredients
- 2-3 dried stockfish (Okporoko, panla) pieces ~ 2 cups cooked
- 1 cup Ukpaka (Anambra); Ugba (Imo)
- 1Tspn Ground dried pepper


- 2 tablespoon Crayfish
- Onion (1 Medium size) * chopped*
- 2 Seasoning cube (Maggi, Knorr,)
- ½ tspn Akanwu (Cooking potash)
- Salt to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Ogili (Fermented Locust beans)
- 2/3 cup Palm oil
- 1 Bunch Cilantro(chopped) (optional)
- Chopped onions to garnish (optional)
 

Directions HERE



NOTE :This Ugba was made by my beautiful 5:9 roommate Ada, she is my BDM, very single (*Wink), Tall, pretty and a kick#$% Soil Scientist, Just incase anyone is looking for a fine Igbo wife :D. (if you guys don't hear from me in the next little while, call the popo, I probably have been frozen for this my little rant), Kudos to her for the recipe.

35 comments:

stelzz said...

Nice and looks yummy. haven't ttried making it this way before though. I like Ugba though I actually prefer 'abacha'.lol

How do you even get these food stuff? I mean the ugba?

Nollywood REinvented said...

this is wats up? amazing

kitkat said...

It looks spicy and yummy!..i've never eaten this before :(

Prism of an immigrant said...

You are so lucky to have all these foods available to you at your African store.

The ugba looks good. I like the presentation as well.

Luciano said...

yayyy...my local dish....though i havnt eaten it

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Hmmm... doesnt seem to look like something I wanna try. lol

- LDP

9jaFOODie said...

@Stelzz: Abacha is yum, I have done a recipe post on it. on food stuff, hunting. lol

@NR: tHANKS dear

@Kitkat: Add it to the list of things to try when you visit Nigerian next

@Prism: SE? well, we get people to send stuffs from Nigeria as well. Thanks

@Luciano: lol...you have to try it babe.

@LDP; hahahha..y?? too much veggies?

Natural Nigerian said...

You need to invite me to dinner/lunch/brunch...this is too much to handle from a distance.

Ibhade said...

Africa salad huh?

never tasted, but told to be good.. infact, i saw my neighbour eating it today and a woman do hawk it around the market everyday, she has plenty patronage o! :)

weldone sistah!...always bringing up something exciting.

Ginger said...

You didnt answer Stelzz Q about where you find ugba in the States? na wa. to find it in Lagos is hard enough...

I love adding it to yam porridge..yum yum. or vegetabl soup especially okro and spinach leaf combo. Nice!

mstizzle said...

That looks absolutely delish. The stock fish is calling my name. In fact everything on this site calls my name.

Sugarcoated said...

That Ugba looked so foreign i could barely recognize it... it looks delicious too

*Michael Onobote* said...

hmm...Never heard of Ugba funny enough. Doesn't look bad though.

NikkiSho said...

never heard/seen ugba before...i wont mind trying tho :D

J'Adore Fashion said...

I always want that, but I can't make it! I should come to your house :)

xoxo
Stella

Toinlicious said...

Not sure i'v seen this before but ur presentation looks yum

gretel said...

hmmm,noo no no,I'm not sure I wanna try this one oh,abeg,lol but I like abacha.

Shabby said...

looks delicious !And i love the rice and beans in the previous post, i make it a lot!
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9jaFOODie said...

@NN: you have an open invitation :D

@IBHADE: You have luxury at your disposal oo.. cheiiii.. this is a one in two years delicacy around here.

@Ginger: this particular one was brought over by someone who was visiting from Nigeria I believe, plus I live in Canada. Never knew one could use it in soups..interesting.

@Mstizzle, Sugarcoated, Michael B, Nikkisho, Stella, Toinlicious : Thanks for the comment my lovely loves

@Gretel: nne why nah? lol lol

9jaFOODie said...

@Shabby: yeiiiii...#Teambeans. Thanks dear.

Chic Therapy said...

yum!yum!yum!

Chic Therapy said...

What is fermented locust beans?Is that 'iru'

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Another nice one 9ja foodie!

I was introduced to Ugba by Maureen and after eating that magnificent meal, I totally understood why they called her Maureen Big Nyansh


Mena

Destiny - Yankeenaijachick + Success said...

am saving this recipe, looks like something am going to make sooner...thanks for this

9jaFOODie said...

@Chick Therapy: yes, it's Iru

@Mena: lol lol... waoooooo lucky u

@Destiny: Yeiiii... I am happy to hear that

Myne Whitman said...

9jaFoodie, you have finished me! I'm salivating so seriously, but where to find Ugba in these parts? Chai!

Nice Anon said...

Chai! I've never seen ugba look so good.
P.S: I read EVERY single post just that I don't comment

9jaFOODie said...

@Ms Myne: lol...a very kind lady brought it over from Nigeria :)

@Nice Anon: awww..thank you!! i was wondering where you were :) Happy to know you do check in.

The Relentless Builder said...

LOL @ the free advert for your roomie. She just might thank you later.

On another note, I have never tried this before, but it looks delish! Can baking soda substitute for the potash?

9jaFOODie said...

@Relntless Builder: Yes you know. lol. Humm..I have never thought of using baking soda, sounds like a brilliant idea though.

Lara said...

i really appreciate you! you give food a different meaning...
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Nightingale said...

Ada baby in action... Resumes have been mailed to me:D

9jaFOODie said...

@Lara: Thank you so much!

@Nightingale: lol.. not easy se.

Che said...

wowwwwwwwwww, that's all i can say. i stumbled on to your blog yesterday night and you won't believe that i didn't sleep until 11:30pm (and i had a tiring day at work). i was feeling sleepy o, but i just couldn't stop reading the recipes and salivating at the foods. i eventually had to stop when my eyes practically scolded me:-).i love to eat, i don't really like cooking, but love to present food in an attractive manner. I am stuck on your blog babe and I can't wait to go through all you have posted so far.


p.s: sorry for the long comment. na over excitement cause am. :-) Check out my blog too: naijabankgirl.blogspot.com

John said...

LOL @ the free advert for your roomie. She just might thank you later. On another note, I have never tried this before, but it looks delish! Can baking soda substitute for the potash?