iam of two nationalities: irish and nigerian. live in mexico with my husband (mexican) and two children.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are seafood and chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since i am irish/nigerian, i cook a lot of dishes from both countries such as irish roast pork with potato stuffing or nigerian pumpkin pork stew.
My cooking triumphs
i have always had a hard time cooking ogbono soup, but finally could make it. recipe is the following: kg / 2 lbs assorted meats (oxtail, tripe, ponmo and bushmeat)
¦450 g / 1 lb stock fish (pre-soaked)
¦450 g / 1 lb dried fish (washed)
¦225 g / 8 oz whole dry prawns (cleaned)
¦225 g / 8 oz ground ogbono seeds
¦225 g / 8 oz ground crayfish
¦25 g / 8 oz ground pepper
¦25 g / 1 oz iru
¦1 medium onion
¦290 ml / 10 fl oz palm oil
¦3 pints stock or water
¦salt to taste
the directions are as follows:
1.Washed the assorted meats thoroughly and place in a pot.
2.Add the sliced onions, ground chillies and some stock or water.
3.Cooked for 30 minutes.
4.Add the washed smoked fish and stockfish, cook for a further 10–15 minutes adding a drop of water or stock as needed to stop it from burning.
5.In another pot, heat the oil and fry the ground seeds for 3 minutes to bring out the nutty flavour.
6.Gradually add the stock and whisk until it draws and bubbles.
7.Add the cooked mea
My cooking tragedies
when cooking a gourmet pastry, my son accidently pushed the self cleaning button on my stove and burned it. I was ticked off at first, but now that my son is grown, we laugh about it.