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Edikang Ikong

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First let me say a very big SORRY for the lack of posts in the past few months. All I  can say is I was very busy with a lot of obligations and I just could not find the time. I hope to be able to rededicate my time to this blog as you my readers are  very important to  me and I do not want to disappoint you. Thank you  for being patient with me.

I had quite a few readers demanding for traditional dishes and to grant them  their request, I have decided to post my Edikang Ikong. The  recipe is courtesy of my aunty actually as  I have been opportuned to taste hers and I have to say, it was amazing. Edikang Ikong is known traditionally as a dish  prepared in the eastern part of Nigeria (Calabar to be precise) but it has become more popular over the years.

Goat meat is preferred but you can use any other type of meat you like. One of the reasons why I love the  dish is the low fat content. It is one of those rare meals that is prepared with the smallest amount of oil. So if you are watching your waist line just like  me, then no need to worry, it is weight loss friendly due to its’ high vegetable content and low fat.

Ugu, shredded
Water leaf, shredded
Scotch bonnet peppers (mixture of red and yellow)
Goat meat
Crayfish or  fresh prawn
Stock fish
Palm  Oil, 1 tablespoon
Seasoning and spices

1. Season the goat meat with salt, onion, seasoning & spices and boil until meat is tender.

2. Pound the  peppers using small mortar and pestle. Add the pepper to the meat before it fully cooks. Then add the palm  oil.

3. Add the stock fish and  crayfish.
4. Wash the Ugu and  Waterleaf twice with  salted cold water.
5.  Add the  Waterleaf first and the periwinkle. Cook with low heat. Then add the Ugu leaves and stir.

6. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes and serve.

It can be enjoyed with any swallow of choice. I chose Yellow Eba so as to have the full Eastern Nigeria experience. Give it a try and let  me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Bon Appetit!

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Rai September 18, 2017 - 4:58 am

Welcome back, auntykaddy


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