2 cups of Dried Ukwa
1 tablespoon ground crayfish
1 ladle of red palm oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Akaun/Ngu/Bicarbonate of Soda for use as a food softener (Optional)
Fresh vegetables of choice eg spinach, kale (Optional)
I can of corn kernels (Optional)
Wash, then soak Dried Ukwa in water for at least 3 hours
Rinse and drain the rehydrated Ukwa.
Place in a pot or pressure cooker with sufficient water, add the dry/ stock fish and boil for up to 20 minutes.
Strain and rinse corn kernels and add to the cooking.
You may add softener of your choice and cook for an extra 10 minutes.
Add palm oil, then salt and pepper to taste.
Add the vegetables in the last 5 minutes of cooking, and stir through.
Plate, serve and enjoy. Can feed up to 4 persons.
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Andrea Ijeoma Njoku-Tade; the inspirational woman behind the popular online African-based food business, Safe Journey Foods, uncovers her spectacular voyage in marketing her iconic brand throughout New Zealand and Australia.
The brand, Safe Journey Foods mainly specializes in native African foods and spices online, winning the hearts of many enthusiastic individuals in favour of the products.
Andrea's focus is mainly on authentic and healthy African local food products that were relatively rare in the African-Australian market.
Currently, Safe Journey Foods is involved in the sale of Tigernuts, which are grown and eaten throughout sub-Saharan Africa; African Breadfruit (Dried Ukwa), Roasted Ukwa Snack (Roasted African Breadfruit Seeds with Coconut aka ‘’Aki na Ukwa’’), Dried Dates, and a range of African Spices including Aromatic Pepper Soup Spice Blend, Grains of Selim, Suya Yaji BBQ Spice and Cameroun Pepper.