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EKPANG (COCOYAM POTTAGE)

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INGREDIENTS:

8 medium tubers of cocoyam

1 bundle of cocoyam leaves (Substitute : spinach or lettuce)

1.5 cups of periwinkles with their shell

Dry fish

1 cup of crayfish

1 cup of tiger shrimps

4 cubes of maggi

1.5 tablespoons of dry pepper

½ teaspoon Crushed dry bitter leaves

1 tablespoon blended crayfish

4 cups of water

*** cooking spoons of palm oil.

METHOD:

Peel and grate your coco-yam

Wash your cocoyam leaves and cut into small pieces (alternative- baby spinach leaves)

Grease your pot with a cooking spoon of palm oil

Line your pot with periwinkles and season with a teaspoon of salt, pepper and 2 cubes of Maggi cube.

Boil with 1.5 cups of water

Scoop some cocoyam onto your leaves and wrap them till the edges of the cocoyam are sticking out on both ends of the leaves.

Once this is done, put the pot of the cocoyam on low heat for about 10 minutes.

Season with 1 table spoon of salt, 1 table spoon of dry red chilli peppers, 2 cubes of maggi, a pinch of crushed dry bitter leaves and a tablespoon of blended crayfish.

Add dry fish, shrimp, and dry crayfish but don’t stir in.

Pour in the hot water slowly around the edges and still leave on low heat for 5 more minutes.

Increase the temperature to medium heat and pour in 2 cups of water as your pottage cooks. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat with a covered pot.

Add more water as needed until the cocoyam at the ends of the leaves start to harden.

Stir your pottage gently at this point and reduce to low heat to cook for 5 more minutes.

Pour in 2 cooking spoons of palm oil, stir in and leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes and ekpang nkukwo is served.

Side note: the efiks traditionally mix the cocoyam with water-yam to improve the consistency especially if its new cocoyam. You may want to try that as well.

Thank you for reading:597f8385cda73_tw_glasses1:

 

 

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Teewhy

You cannot come here and be making somebody to be wanting to eat this. Damn! Between, where's the picture of the food? Lemme salivate well. 

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kimi

Thanks for this... it has given me a brilliant idea!

I will have to make this the ultimate marriage test :597f824b9bcf2_tw_blush1:

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Chrmd

I ate this one time.. But the one i ate was made with water yam loved it! But i and the periwinkle inside were not friends at all lol we struggled until i gave up:597f839311844_tw_grin1:

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Nmacie

I ate this one time and loved it. I think though that the main ingredient is Water yam... 

 

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Calllaris

Very organic

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Ivyy

I love this meal! 

I always use water yam for mine though, with plenty dry catfish and fresh shrimps.. 

 

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Matty
On 11/20/2017 at 2:10 PM, Ivyy said:

I love this meal! 

I always use water yam for mine though, with plenty dry catfish and fresh shrimps.. 

 

Pls should i come over for Lunch?

Will come with a nice bottle of red wine

*wink*

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FlyJ

Lol

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Ivyy
7 hours ago, Matty said:

Pls should i come over for Lunch?

Will come with a nice bottle of red wine

*wink*

:597f839311844_tw_grin1: 

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