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Food Video : Making Plantain Pepper Soup

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A little history, plantain pepper is mainly found in the capital of  Calabar, Nigeria .  I actually learned this recipe from my mother (shout out to her ) and she learned it from her elder sister that went to serve as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSE) at Cross River state in Nigeria . Most of my recipe have been passed on from generation to generation now to me The Millennial Food Enthusiast.

Let’s Cook !

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Ingredients :

Chopped Plantain
2 Blended Pepper (with food blender)
2 unblended pepper
Dry grounded crayfish
Crayfish Salt
1 1/2Blended onions
2 unblended onions
Curry
Knorr / Maggi
Green Beans
Spinach
Fish

Directions :

  1. Chop your plantain into smaller sizes and rinse it .

  2. Blend pepper, ground your crayfish, blend 1 1/2 onions

  3. Chop your spinach into smaller sizes.

  4. Add water into a pot, pour your plantain into the pot and add everything on line 2 above.

  5. Add salt and Knorr/maggi . Leave it to cook for 15 mins-20 mins (or to what you prefer) . Note: Plantain cooks really quick. Also always taste the food as you add each ingredient .

  6. In a separate pan/pot : add the fish, add 1/2 chopped onions and pepper. Add 1/2 tsp of salt (FYI add to your taste ), curry, Maggi/Knorr and taste to make sure it take good.

  7. Cook the fish for 5 mins (or 10 mins your preference).

  8. In a  fuel paper, place you fish, add 1/2 salt , 1/2 cube of knorr/maggi, curry and wrap the fuel place.

  9. Place the fish in the oven for 20 minute or more at a temperate of 350 degree Fahrenheit ( 180 degree celsius) .

  10. Back to the pepper soup : add green beans once it is soft enough to your taste. Leave to cook a little for 5 mins .

  11. Dish out your food .

Now Let’s eat !

Recap : Nightingale Food & Cocktails

On Sunday was my friend –Kholiwe aka now my sister from another mother birthday. I have known her for six years now . I know she would not be expecting me to put her busy on my blog but girl I promise not to share your age. Lol!

Kholiwe celebrated her day at Nightingale and that was the same day for pride celebration.  Outside was packed with a lot of people, loud music playing and I had to park very far from the restaurant . So imagine walking in six inches heels, mehn seven minutes walk according to my GPS felt like twenty minutes. It was sunny so I could not complain. Hotpolis need to stay for real!

It was my first time at this restaurant, and the customer service was excellent.

 

 

I ate Corned Beef Hash

Yams & Potatoes

Spinach

Caramelized Onions

Poached Eggs (removed it after taking the pic)

It is no secret I like anything made out of yam. Although there was not enough yam and it did not taste like yam I usually eat. I asked one of the servers to show me the yams and the potatoes because everything looked the same. The portion of food was tiny. Shade !

Look at my plate; it looks healthy.  I will recommend you order two dishes if you want a proper meal. Overall, my food tasted good compared to my friends. Also, I noticed that some of the friends had difficulty the with the menu. They enjoyed their Mimosa, but not everyone was okay with the food.

It’s a beautiful restaurant in MN to take friends and family too.

 

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Food Video:How to Make Gizzard My Style

The weather in Minnesota (MN) is finally HOT !  It hard to distinguish between spring and summer right now. You know I  leave in a state that has a SHADY weather with extra ATTITUDE. Lol !!! When it is cold here, it is extremely cold . And when it is hot , it is steaming HOTPOLIS. I just made up that word just now in my head . Today, I want to share my latest recipe – Chicken Gizzard. As a college student, I make this a lot because it saves me time and energy.

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Photo of my Home Made Gizzard

What is a Chicken Gizzard ?

Chicken Gizzard is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals like chicken, turkey, fish and so on. In biology, it is referred as the gastric mill, ventriculus and gigerium. This is an area in the thick muscular walls under for breaking down food.

Chicken Gizzard is my number one go to during the summer season. It is quick to prepare and you can enjoy it with a cold drink . It can be served with white rice or mashed potatoes or yam. It is so nutritious and very tasty because of the rich meaty flavor sauce.

Ingredient

  • 500 g Chicken Gizzard (there might be less (g) in the market, I do not know ).
  • 1/2 or 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 1 or 2 Medium Onions
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  •  knor OR Maggi
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Toothpick to serve

Direction

  • Trim the excess fat and gristle from the gizzard
  • Wash your gizzard properly and pour it into a pot. 
  • Add 1 medium size of sliced onions . Then season with 1/2 pepper, salt , thyme, and curry.
  • Cover the pot to let it cook for 20 mins or to the preferred texture (softer)  you desire.
  • Pour the cooked gizzard out into a sieve to drain away the liquid stock.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a smaller pot/saucepan . Heat the oil for 3-5 mins and then add onions to heat for another 3 mins.
  • Add the cooked gizzard into the steamed oil.  Stir it for 3 mins or more.
  • Add the sliced green bell pepper and red bell pepper .
  • Mix everything together until you are satisfied with the texture (some people like it more brown)  you desire. Then turn off your stove.
  • Serve with a Toothpick

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