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Food For Love: “Nkwobi” Red Pepper Cups

by Mo Aremu

Start the year with mouth watering dishes for your family. If you have made a new year resolution to start cooking for your husband/wife/family here is a lovely dish to start with.


Who will eat this at home and want to go visit mama put ever again?


2015 gengen………


Funke Koleoso gives us a recipe on how to make this delicious meal.

What you need

  • Palm-fruit sauce concentrate
  • Red peppers
  • Pre-cooked cow’s feet (cow hide can also be used)
  • 1-2 shelled African nutmeg(ehuru) grind into powder
  • Ground crayfish
  • Scotch bonnet chilli pepper (Cameroon pepper or chilli powder may be used as an alternative)
  • Bouillon cube
  • Red onion
  • Fresh basil or scent leaves

What to do

  1. Ensure the cow’s feet have been washed properly and cooked until soft. This may take several hours so the use of a pressure cooker will be valuable.
  2. Ensure that the cow’s feet is just soft, not too soft because it will be cooked further once the sauce is ready. Cool the cooked cow’s feet, remove all the bones and slice into thin strips. or cut into small chunks.
  3. Heat some of the palm fruit concentrate in a pot
  4. Blend the crayfish, scotch bonnet and a quarter of a medium onion. The add to the palm fruit concentrate
  5. Follow by adding the ground ehuru and allow the to cook for about 15 minutes,
  6. Add the sliced cow feet and stir in. Add the bouillon cube (s) as preferred and stir.
  7. Under low heat, allow all to simmer together for another 10-15 minutes
  8. In the meantime, slice the peppers across their lengths. ensure you keep the stalk as this will help the peppers retain their shape. Drizzle peppers with some olive oil and a sprinkling of salt.
  9. Roast in an oven for about 20 minutes or until the peppers have wilted and softened. Alternatively you can grill the peppers on a hot griddle,
  10. Scoop portions of the nkwobi into the red pepper cups and garnish with freshly chopped basil or scent leaves. Also include some slices of red onions. Serve. add the ground ehuru, chilli powder.
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