West African cuisines come with very delicious thick traditional stews, spiced up and finished with starchy veggies to give you a savory flavor and aroma uniquely West African.
Try out the following dishes in Nigeria that leave that unforgettable taste in your mouth.
1. The Nigerian Jollof Rice.
- This is rice spiced up with onions, fresh tomatoes, chili peppers, and scotch bonnets. Although there are many variations to cooking Jollof rice, the 5 ingredients are constant.
- It is a common dish in every Nigerian home and is often served at parties, celebrations, weddings as their traditional signature dish.
2. Pepper Soup
- This is a light spicy soup made with goat meat, fish meat, or other meat spiced up with Nigerian traditional herbs and spices.
- Due to its delicious flavor, this pepper soup is served as a stew.
Use the following spices to make your pepper soup:
- Ataiko - alligator pepper
3. Pounded Yam
- Fufu, or pounded yams as referred to by the locals, is evenly crushed yams served with stew.
- Fufu is only considered perfect if you achieve that fine dough-like texture. ,
4. Efo Riro
- This is a stirred leafy vegetable meal rich in spinach, scotch bonnets, and red bell peppers.
- Add locust bean or Iru, palm oil, and ground crayfish to your dish to achieve a layered flavor.
- This is a breakfast item or snack that is made with fried beans precisely the black-eyed peas.
- Serve with sauce or stew.
6. Nigerian Egusi Soup
- Egusi (Melon) soup is a stew made with crayfish or meat of your choice, thickened with pounded melon seeds.
- It's a satisfying dish on its own.
- You can serve with Fufu.
7. Ewa Agoyin
- This is traditionally mashed steamed beans served with pepper sauce.
- The stew has that smokey crunchy rich flavor.
- Serve with yam or bread.