Category: Dinner

Oxtail Pepper Soup

Oxtail Pepper Soup

Peppersoup is probably the easiest go-to meal I make, I have pepper soup at least once every other week. Other than the fact that it tastes amazing, it requires minimal effort, has great medicinal benefits, and is wonderful for weight loss/management.  If you are not […]

The Lamin Rice (Afro-Fusion Jollof) + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

The Lamin Rice (Afro-Fusion Jollof) + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

Its Black History Month!! And you know what I love the most about February? Is that we get to celebrate and showcase the range of beauty, genius and culture of some of the most remarkable people to walk the earth. I love being Black, I […]

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

This is one recipe that warms my heart. In January I decided to be Vegan for 21 days and I fell in love with the lifestyle. Although I am not completely sold or ready to go on a plant based journey, it has certainly influenced the way I eat or prepare my food. 

This recipe is one of the many experiments I came up with while trying to explore more plant based meals; plus who does not love Plantains I mean😋 its versatility knows no bounds. I have manipulated this fruit in many ways and I hope to share more on my blog 😀

From the sweetness in the Plantain and the texture, this is one recipe that just works and you definitely have to try this! A fresh new perspective and taste to Pancakes. In this blog post, I will be showing you 3 ways to enjoy my fluffy DELIICIOUS Plantain Pancakes. 

Let’s get to it 👊🤟

Pancake Ingredients: Serves 2-3 People

  • 1 Ripe Plantain
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 ½ – 2 Cups of Coconut Milk (any milk will work)
  • 2 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract

Method:

  • Blend Plantain until completely smooth. Add your sugar and salt and blend until completely incorporated.
  • Add your flour and mix with milk until you have reached desired consistency. 
  • Add your baking powder and mix until completely incorporated. And now add your vanilla extract; do not over mix at this point.
  •  Coat Pan with Oil on medium heat and when hot, cook pancakes for 3-4 mins on each side.
  • Your Plantain Pancakes are ready!!

Ingredients:

Simple Tomato Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • ½ Tbsp of Italian Seasoning 
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chili Flakes 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt 

Plantain Pancakes & Shrimps Ingredients: Serves 2 people

  • 5- 6 Shrimps (or any fast cooking protein)
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt 
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes 
  • 2 ½  tbsp Tomato Garlic Sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • Parsley 

Method:

  • Heat up Pan with Olive oil and season shrimps with salt and chili flakes. Cook Shrimps for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add your tomato garlic sauce and butter and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Garnish with Parsley and cook for an additional minute. 

Plantain Pancakes Dessert: Serves 2-3 people

  • 1 Can Coconut Cream (Whipped)
  • 1 Lbs Semi Sweet Chocolate 
  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk/Heavy Cream/Evaporated Milk 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Any Fruit topping 

Method:

  • To make coconut whipped cream, chill in the refrigerator your can of coconut cream for 2-3 hours or more. Scoop only the cream on the top without the coconut water, place in a bowl and whisk with your electric mixer. For sweetness & flavor, add 1 tbsp of confectioners sugar and vanilla extract and whip for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
  • To make your chocolate ganache, heat up your milk in the microwave for 45secs- 1 minute; you want your milk warm enough to melt chocolate. Add warm milk to chopped chocolate, allow to sit for 2-3 minutes and whisk until completely incorporated and smooth. 

Pork, Rice & Plantain Stuffed Peppers

Pork, Rice & Plantain Stuffed Peppers

Pork, Rice and Fried Plantain Stuffed Peppers topped with some Mozzarella Cheeesseee 😁 Love in my mouth and this was worth every second 😋 Ingredients 2 lbs Chopped Pork Meat 2 tbsp of Butter 1/4 Cup of Oil 3 tsp Garlic and chili paste 3 […]

Corn Coulis

Corn Coulis

Summer Summer Summer Time 🎶Nothing screams summer like corn! Its almost corn season and I am all over it👍 Want something light, creamy and delicious for dinner? Wanna impress your guests at your next dinner party?Try out my Corn Coulis recipe. I served it with […]

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

April 29, 2018
: 4
: 25 min
: 30 min
: 55 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Gizzards
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 2-3 Scotch Bonnet/ Fresh Chili Peppers
  • 1 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Tomato Paste
  • 3 Seasoning Cubes
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Dry Thyme
  • A Pinch of Nutmeg (Freshly grated)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and clean your chicken gizzards. In a small pot, add your gizzards and season with salt, 1 seasoning cube, black pepper and chili powder. Cook on medium heat for 2-4 minutes to let its natural juices extract from the gizzards. Then add enough water to cover the gizzards and cook for 20 mins on medium heat. Sieve and reserve stock.
  • Step 2 In a blender, add your tomatoes,scotch bonnet peppers, red bell peppers, onion (halved) and garlic. Lightly blend your peppers on pulse or crush button. We do not want a smooth texture but a roughly chopped texture.
  • Step 3 In a pot, heat your oil on medium heat. Once it is hot, add your gizzards to the oil and fry until just slightly brown. We just want to extract the flavor of the gizzards into the oil. Remove gizzards and set aside. Slice the other half of your red onion. Using the same oil in the pot, add sliced red onion and cook until soft. Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste stirring occasionally, fry for 4-5 minutes. Add pepper mixture, cover and cook down for 7-9 minutes.
  • Step 4 Add gizzard stock, nutmeg, curry, dry thyme, 2 seasoning cubes and salt. Add salt according to preference. Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes on medium low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if needed. Add your gizzards and simmer until oil starts floating on top and stew has reduced.
  • Step 5
  • Step 6 Serve with grilled plantain and salad.

 

 

 

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

 

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

April 28, 2018
: 4
: 15 min
: 40 min
: 55 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • Steak:
  • 4 Steak Strips
  • 2 tbsp of Suya Spice (optional)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
  • ½ tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Stew Mixture:
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 tbsp of Fresh Ginger
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 large Red Onion ( Halved)
  • 3 Scotch Bonnet Pepper ( deseed to reduce heat)
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp of Curry
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes
  • ⅛ tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Butter
  • 250g of Pasta
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
Directions
  • Step 1 Blend all ingredients from stew mixture. Place in a pot and bring to a boil until water dries out. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Slice the remaining red onion. Heat butter and vegetable oil on medium heat and then add your sliced onion. Allow onion to fry until it becomes soft. Add your cooked stew mixture and allow to fry for an additional 5-6 minutes. Add your chicken stock and allow to cook for another 5-6 minutes. Season with curry, Italian seasoning, seasoning cubes, nutmeg and salt. Add salt according to preference. Allow to cook on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  • Step 3 Bring Steak to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a pan/skillet heat oil on medium heat and sear steak for 3 minutes on both sides. Make sure pan is properly coated with oil before cooking steak. Reduce heat to medium low, now add your butter, Suya spice and garlic. Carefully tilt pan towards you and continuously baste steak with butter and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on both sides. Remove steak from pan and cover with foil. When ready to serve, slice diagonally and garnish with some Suya spice (optional).
  • Step 4 Bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta al dente. Reserve about ⅓ cup of pasta water and drain the pasta. Place pasta back in a pot, add about 4 cooking spoons of stew, reserved pasta water, green bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Properly stir and allow to cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes stiring occasionally.
  • Step 5 Your food is ready!