Hello beautiful people!
As noted previously, we have been planning for our Christmas party, and nothing is a worthy Christmas party in our house without an authentic taste of Nigeria! We are Nigerians as mentioned in our previous posts and as Nigerians who spent a lot of our years in the country, we crave Nigerian food especially on Christmas. In Nigeria, during Christmas time we would head over to our hometown to celebrate such a festive time with out cousins, aunties and uncles! This time of the year is very bountiful of various types of delicious Nigerian food, from meat pies (featured previously in our blog), Chin chin, Jollof rice, various types of chicken dishes, ABACHA and many more!
So today this recipe I am about to share is very dear to my heart and I really hope you try it out one day, and a taste of Nigeria in your party or meals.
- 2 cups of Abacha (dried Cassava-obtainable in African stores in Toronto)
- 3 tbsp of Palm oil
- 3 tbsp of Akanwu water (a type of mineral that is available African stores-can be omitted if not obtainable)
- 1/4 cup of Cray fish
- 1/3 cup of chopped onions
- 1 cup of finely chopped kale leaves
- 1/2 cup of Ugba
- 1 Maggi cube seasoning
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup of water
- Start by boiling hot water which will be needed for soaking the Abacha
- Then place the 2 cups of Abacha in a large bowl
- Then pour the hot water into the bowl. Let the Abacha soak in the hot water for 5 minutes (the longer you let it soak, the softer it gets and I don’t like mine too soft). Drain the water after 5 minutes
- Grab another large bowl, (large because this is whee you will be doing the mixing for the most part), and let the mixing begin!
- Put in your palm oil into the bowl, and as you add the rest of the ingredients continuously stir: add the akanwu water, maggie, salt, cray fish, and water
- The consistency should be a thick fluid and now taste to see fit
- Add the abacha bit by bit until they are all well integrated into the mixture
- Add the onions and kale, and stir well for it to be well mixed
There you have it, your abacha is ready to be served and it is sure to make your taste buds happy! Let me know what you think and if you have tried other Nigerian dishes!