All About Tilapia:

By Nayana Mena Introduction: What is Tilapia? Tilapia is the name given to a multitude of fish that derive from the species of ‘Cichlid’ fish. They are typically found in freshwater environments which include streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and are known to be plant – eating, which make them even more fresh and delicious […]

December 2, 2021 admin

Fall In Love with Puff-Puff.

By Nayana Mena (African Plate) What Is A “puff-puff”? Puff-Puff, also known as Mikate, Kala, Togbei, Dumplin or Beignet is a popular West African delicacy that is essentially a sweet, fluffy ‘Doughnut’. It is a deep fried dough that is uncomplicated to make and is deliciously addicting, so you’ll definitely want to give it a […]

November 24, 2021 admin


Plantain (musa sapientum) is commonly known as the cooking banana.  Both plantains and bananas are important sources of carbohydrate.  In West Africa, bananas are usually eaten ripe as a fruit.  Cooked green plantain is one of the main staple foods in the Delta region of Nigeria.  Cooked ripe plantain (dodo) is enjoyed throughout Nigeria. Ripe […]

March 19, 2021 admin

Beans and Plantain Pottage Recipe

Many legumes are used in cooking throughout Africa.  While the pods of most of them can be eaten when fresh and young as a green vegetable, the vast majority of ‘beans and peas’ are dried.  The most widespread and readily available bean is the cowpea (otherwise known as black eyed peas), of which there are […]

January 30, 2021 admin

Banga Soup Recipe

The fruits of the oil palm are used in food, mainly as a source of refined oil.  The husked fruits are also used fresh by extracting and sieving the unrefined oil containing pulp to prepare banga soups.  The palm kernel within there remaining hard, thick shelled nut is also frequently eaten as a snack. The […]

November 29, 2020 admin

Meat Pepper Soup Recipe

We promised you the recipe and here it is! The alternative African flu jab! Pepper soup – the tasty, mouth-watering nasal cleanser.  When all you need is a simple meal with delicate proteins and packed with important vitamins – this is not a hard choice. ENJOY! Our authentic Pepper Soup Spice contains ginger (zingiber officinale).  […]

November 19, 2020 admin

Curried Chicken Recipe

Hello yummy chicken! This week’s recipe is for a delicious curried chicken. Our all in one hit wonder Ami Ami Spice is key in the seasoning and making of this wonderfully tasty chicken curry.  Let’s talk a little more about our famous Ami Ami Spice, which is really our signature spice mix.  Ami Ami is a […]

November 12, 2020 admin

Chicken Stew Recipe

This easy peasy chicken stew recipe is quick and tasty! Traditional stew made using poultry is just as delicious as the red meat version.  We used boiler chicken for preparing our own, but you could also choose to use the more widely available ‘soft’ chicken that you can buy from all supermarkets and butchers.  If […]

November 7, 2020 admin

Suya Recipe

Our mouths are watering at the thought of tucking into this Nigerian street food favourite to be enjoyed while bonding with family and friends.  Suya also makes for an amazing canape to be served at parties, receptions and weddings.  A sick friend/relative would equally thank you if you went to visit them with a plateful […]

October 26, 2020 admin

Fried Rice Recipe

Some combinations are just classic for a very good reason. We can often be found feasting on chicken, fried rice and dodo for Sunday lunch. Jollof rice might get all the deserved glory, but junior cousin Nigerian Fried Rice is also a winner in the tastes delicious race. Do you agree? ⁠ To Jollof or […]

October 20, 2020 admin