Monday, April 30, 2012

Market Day: Nigeria

So, here are all the ingredients used to make a meat
and a side dish for our Nigerian adventure.
Dish 1 used: Adobo seasoning, oil, tomato, onion, garlic, peppers, curry powder, bouillon
Dish 2 used: Carrot, cucumber, peas, corn, eggs, tuna, baked beans, cabbage, and salad cream

So what did we enjoy? (And yes, we really enjoyed it!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Avocadoes Stuffed with Fish & Eggs

This would make such a great summer lunch! 

It's a plate full of avocados stuffed with fish and egg. Sounds different, tastes yummy. If you like tuna salad stuffed in a tomato, you'll probably enjoy this.

Hard cook your eggs.

Then cook your fish. I just lightly seasoned it with salt and pepper.

When your eggs are cooked and cooled, remove the yolks and mash them up. Mix the yolks with sugar, lime, oils, milk. You want it to be smooth as a pudding.

Chop up the egg white and add it in.

Add the chopped cooked fish.

Then chill, and stuff in the avocados. Chop your bell pepper to sprinkle over with some pimentos. Squeeze some lime juice over, and serve. 

It's a pleasant and healthy meal. You can find the recipe here

Friday, April 20, 2012

Planning Day: Nigerian Culinary Adventure

If you're waiting on my final entry for Ghana, it's coming. I am looking forward to sharing our main dish with you. It's simple, easy to prepare, and perfect for warm weather. Very appropriate as the weather continues to warm! Right now I'm in overload concerning what I want to make for our Nigerian adventure. I'm very tempted to try a breakfast recipe. Crepes or a bean pancake with a custard on the side. Problem is finding custard powder, which is according to my brief web search slightly different from our instant pudding mix. Now that I live in a largish city I hope I can track some down...breakfast like that would be fun! Then there's the stews! Very meaty and several carry the warning "very spicy". It seems like everything is served with "white yam" or plantains too. Oh, and they have the most interesting salads. There's also a dish that reminds me of scotch eggs, one that reminds me of doughnuts...just so much from which to choose. As I said what's particularly tempting is embarking on more than one adventure here. We'll see. There are several African restaurants in town, if I want to try something cooked by someone who knows how after I'm done with this particular adventure!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Culinary adventure to Ghana! part 1: Plantains

For dessert I mixed pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, plantains, olive oil, and salt and made fried plantains! Now, this recipe certainly wasn't nearly as tasty as I'd had at a certain restaurant, but still they weren't bad. Next time though I think I'd try a different recipe.

This is what I dipped the plantains in. Nothing sweet at all about the dessert.

Slicing the plantains at an angle.

All coated and ready to go! To cook, I put a thin layer of oil in a skillet, and browned them. Hardly deep fried at all.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Market Day: Ghana

The ingredients for dessert. Plantains, garlic, ginger, onion, red pepper, olive oil, and salt. Yes, it did have a bit of a kick!

Eggs, for the main dish.
Other ingredients needed for the main dish included: Olive oil, milk, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, bell pepper, pimentos, lime juice, and avocados.