Zahmilah Sauce Scrambled Eggs

Hi Guys, I made Scrambled egg with Zahmilah sauce the other night. We had it with Agege bread and it was amazing. The Zahmilah sauce gave the egg the right kick. So here I am to share the recipe. It’s a quick one. Let’s go:

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INGREDIENTS

6 eggs

1 brown Onion (Chopped)

Tomato (Chopped)

1 tablespoon Zahmilah sauce

1 teaspoon K’s Cuisine Multipurpose Seasoning

1 stock cube

Salt

Sunflower Oil

DIRECTIONS

1) Break the eggs in a bowl, add K’s Cuisine Multipurpose Seasoning and salt. Whisk together.

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2) Heat Sunflower Oil in frying pan then add the chopped onions and tomatoes and stock cube. Sautée for 2-3 minutes

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3) Add Zahmilah Sauce followed by the eggs

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4) Leave to fry while scrambling with spoon

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5) Take off heat, Serve and enjoy with Bread, Yam, potatoes or any food of choice.

Zahmilah Scrambled eggsBon appetit

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Don’t forget to feedback when you have tried the recipe.

Love,

K

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Ogi Smoothie

Hello everyone. It’s another smoothie recipe today but this time with a twist. Adding our own Nigerian Ogi (pap) to smoothie. Yes it’s Ogi smoothie. If you are the type that doesn’t like Ogi this is one way you can try it. The combination of Ogi and fruits works well together  to give a nutritious, delicious and filling smoothie. So here we go:

INGREDIENTS

Ogi (Pap)

Orange

Cucumber

Strawberries

Honey

You can use any fruit of your choice in whatever quantity you prefer

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DIRECTIONS

 

1) Make the pap and leave to cool

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2) In a blender add Ogi as Base

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3) Add in all other ingredients

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4) Blend till very smooth

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5) Pour and enjoy

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That’s Ogi Smoothie ready to be enjoyed. It was very good.

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Till my next post

Love,

K

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Green Goodie Smoothie

Hello all, hope you are all well.

Today’s recipe is for green smoothie. I call this one the green goodie smoothie.

Green smoothie is one easy way of getting vegetables and fruits into one’s diet. It is one delicious way of getting nutrients in the body.

Green smoothies are energy booster and provides the body with disease fighting antioxidants that boosts the immune system. We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us right? What more it takes just about 5 minutes to prepare!

Here is my green goodie smoothie recipe. Let’s go:

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INGREDIENTS

2 handful Spinach

1 Green Apple

1/4 of a small Cucumber

1 banana

Milk or yoghurt

1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

 

1) Put milk, water in the blender first then add the Spinach, banana, apple and cucumber

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If using honey, add to the smoothie at step 1

2) Blend till very smooth

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Serve and enjoy

Green smoothieI garnished it with fresh strawberries in these pictures

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I chill or freeze the fruits beforehand to get cold and ready to drink smoothies.

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Enjoy.

That’s it from me today. Till my next post…

Love,

K

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Akara in a hole

Hello Kfam, how are you all doing?

It’s so cold in London and I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.You know the type of day when you just want to stay under the duvet and sleep all day? Yeah one of those days but then a girl’s gotta to do what a girl’s gotta do right? So here i am at the restaurant working hard and hustling my passion and making this post.

So on today’s recipe, As I was about to write this post I deliberated on what name to call this. Akara in a hole? Bird’s nest Akara? Akara hole? Akara toast? Toasted akara in bread? Then i thought oh shoot..It really doesn’t matter what i call it, i just want to give you the recipe so you can make it and enjoy it! I decided to call it Akara in a hole.

So what is Akara in a hole? Akara in a hole is a new Nigerian breakfast developed by yours truly. It’s very easy to make, you can make it as healthy as you like, it’s quick and delicious. It is toasted bread and healthy akara all in one piece, no mess, no fuss, looks appealing and above all practical!

So fam, here is another K’s Cuisine original recipe. Let’s Cook:

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INGREDIENTS

Akara batter (Recipe HERE)

Sliced bread

Butter or Sunflower oil

Basil (Optional)

DIRECTIONS

1) Place sliced bread on a board or plate and using a cookie cutter make a hole in the centre.

You can use any shape of cutter. I decided to use heart shape

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2) Rub the pan with One or two teaspoons of oil and place the bread on it

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3) Scoop Akara batter in the hole and leave to cook for atleast 40 seconds before attempting to move the bread so as to avoid making a mess of it.

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4) Move it around and flip over to cook the other side

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5) Akara in the hole is ready. There you have Toasted bread and Akara in one. How cool is that?

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I cut into two so you can see how the bread is well toasted and Akara is well cooked? Super yum!

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You can put butter on the toast when warm and enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee and juice!

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Say hello to a new Nigerian breakfast the K’s Cuisine way. Oh it doesn’t have to be for just breakfast, It can go for Lunch and dinner too.

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Bon appetit.

Extra Notes

For healthier option use brown bread

Let’s not forget the cut out part. Toast and enjoy. Nothing goes to waste.

You can apply extra butter on the toast after it’s done. Apply while toast is still warm.

You can achieve in waffle maker and toaster.

For extra flavours add basil and peppers in the akara batter just like I did in the picture below.

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That’s it from me today. Don’t forget to feedback and tag me in your pictures when you try it. I am on instagram and twitter as @kscuisine.

See you in my next post.

Love,

K

 

Semolina Smoothie

Yesterday I posted a throwback picture of my Semolina cake on my instagram page and thought to myself, I am going to use semolina for another recipe yet again. Today I decided to add some semolina cereal to my smoothie and result  was yummy and filling healthy smoothie so I’m sharing the recipe with you.

INGREDIENTS

Semolina cereal (Prepared like oats or pap)

Banana, Pineapple, Oranges

Strawberries, handful of Kale, Carrot

150ml Yoghurt

1 tablespoon honey

DIRECTIONS

1) Add the Semolina cereal in blender , followed by yoghurt

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2) Add the fruits and vegetables and blend till smooth

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4) It tasted so good and it’s filling. It’s 3pm and I don’t even feel like having lunch.

Healthy, yummy, filling and easy. What’s not to love about this? Enjoy!

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Tip: I buy different fruits and vegetables, portion them, put in freezer bags and freeze so anytime I want to make smoothie I  bring out a pack put in blender, add yoghurt or milk, honey and blend. It saves me stress and my smoothie comes out chilled. Below is a picture of how I pack them.

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Don’t forget to leave feedback and let me know your thoughts on the recipe.  In next few days I am going to try adding garri to smoothie and some other Nigerian ingredient wink.

Till my next post, stay blessed

Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know beans is not exactly one of my favourite food. Infact, growing up I totally hated beans like I gisted in my beans pottage recipe HERE. Now I do eat beans every now and then but my dearest daughters do everything to resist this food. Anytime it’s beans for lunch or dinner they start by protesting ‘mum I don’t like beans’, ‘I don’t want to eat beans’, then they squeeze their faces and eventually because they know mum aint gonna have none of it, they eat amidst protest 80 percent of what is meant to be side to the beans (garri, bread, pap or anything else) and 20 percent of the beans but I’m still thankful because I have hope that eventually like me they will get to a stage where they willingly eat beans. Karma unh? lol.

Adalu is simply beans and corn cooked together. You can use fresh cornn or sweetcorn. Here I have used sweetcorn. The process of cooking adalu is similar to my beans pottage recipe HERE and I have even borrowed some pictures from there to use on here. It’s a straightforward recipe so let’s go:

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Total time:1 hour

INGREDIENTS

Black eyed beans

Palm oil

Stock cubes

Salt

Corn

Pepper (fresh blended or ground dry pepper)

DIRECTIONS

1) Wash beans and cook in a pressure pot. If you don’t have pressure pot cook with a regular pot till beans soft.

IMG_78882) Pour palm oil in a pot and put on medium heat. Add chopped onions and stir for 1-2 minutes before pouring the blended pepper in the oil. Add bouillion (maggi cubes) and salt and let this fry for 3-5 minutes.

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3) Add the cooked beans into the pepper mixture and add a cup of water. Don’t make it too watery. If your cooked beans has high water content already you might not need to add water. Cover the pot and let the beans cook with the pepper mixture  for 5 minutes.

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5) Use cooking spoon to mash the beans then add the sweet corn.

I like beans melt in the mouth so I make sure beans is well cooked almost pureed before adding sweetcorn. If you don’t like it this way then adjust to your preference.

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6) Leave to cook for another 2-5 minutes and adalu is ready to eat.

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Enjoy on it’s own or with a side of dodo, garri or pap.

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Till my next post..

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Alapa (Jogi)

Last night I made Alapa. I asked my husband what he would like to have it with. Bread, Pap or Garri and the following conversation happened:

Hubby- ‘are we having moin  moin?

Me- No it’s not moin moin, it’s Alapa.

Hubby- ‘Alapa? what’s that? Is it Sapala? ‘

Me- No it’s not sapala, It’s Alapa also known as Jogi.

Hubby- ‘hmmmm..I have never heard or eaten that. Interesting’

Lol…So I bet most of you haven’t heard or tasted Alapa before. It has been years i ate it myself. My memory of this recipe was of my mum making it during ramadan. It wasnt something she made regularly. She would make it in bulk and even fry some to preserve. I had totally forgotten about it untill my sister asked me to put recipe on the blog just before ramadan started but I was too busy to do it then. Few weeks ago my mum also reminded me that i had not put up the recipe. She refreshed my memory on how to make it and finally here i am posting the recipe. All thanks to my mum for this recipe. Let’s Cook:

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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time; 80 minutes

INGREDIENTS (Serves 5)

2 cups peeled beans (For easy method of peeling beans click HERE)

2 cups whole Egusi

2 scotch bonnet

2 bell peppers

2 onion

3 stock cubes

Crayfish

Boiled egg (Optional)

Boiled fish (Optional)

DIRECTIONS

1) Dry roast the egusi seeds

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2) Blend together the roasted egusi, peeled beans, scotch bonnet, bell pepper and onions till smooth

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3) Pour blended mixture in a bowl and whip with hand mixer for 5-10 minutes

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4) Add in crayfish, stock cubes, salt to taste

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Tip: Dissolve stock cubes in hot water before adding to mixture

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5) Stir well and wrap in leaves, foil, ramekin or plastic container

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6) Arrange in  a pot and Steam cook for atleast 45 minutes or till it’s done

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7) Alapa is ready

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8) Looks just like moin moin but taste slightly different. It is delicious.

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9) I served it with two tone Eko (Agidi)

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It can be preserved by frying. Just heat oil and deep fry.

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Why don’t you give this traditional recipe a try today? Don’t forget to leave feedback on the blog.

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Fish Sauce

Fish Sauce is versatile and popular in most Nigerian homes. It is commonly eaten with Yam, Agege bread, pasta and so on. Most commonly used Fish for this sauce is mackerel but you can use sardines and other types of fish. It is cooked similarly to Corned beef sauce and I dare say it’s sister to corned beef sauce.Younger sister perhaps? lol..

One of my memories of this sauce is having it with yam and my mum used to put on beans all in a bid to get me to eat beans. I would eat up the sauce on the beans, she would add  more sauce and on the cycle goes till I had atleast eaten half of the beans. I’m sure back then she never thought that a day would come when I willingly cook and eat beans. God bless my mum and all great mums out there.

Here is my simple recipe for cooking fish sauce. Let’s get cooking:

 

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INGREDIENTS

3 scotch bonnet

1 bell pepper

400g plum tomatoes

1 brown onion

2 cooking spoons sunflower oil

2 maggi cubes

1kg Mackerel fish

Salt

DIRECTIONS

1) Cut the Fish and clean.

2) Put the fish in a pot add stock cube and some water and leave to boil

3) Debone and Mash the fish then set aside

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4) Blend the scotch bonnets, bell pepper, tomatoes and onion.

You can blend peppers in a combination that suits you. What you need is about 600ml of blended pepper.

5) Pour sunflower oil in a pot and heat. When heated, add the blended pepper, maggi cubes and salt. Leave to cook for 10- 15 minutes.

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6) Stir and add the fish

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7) Stir in the stew and leave to cook for five minutes. Stir intermittently

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8) Take off heat and fish Sauce is ready.

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Enjoy with Agege bread, yam, pasta, beans and many more

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Bon Appetit

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Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich also known as club house sandwich is as old as  .It is popular all over the world and there are variations to making club sandwich. Club sandwich is quick to make, can be eaten on the go, as breakfast, quick lunch or whenever. I made some club sandwich yesterday and decided to put up a recipe so here’s how you can make one too. Let’s go..

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Preparation time : 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

6 slices white bread

1 ripened tomatoes (Sliced)

Lettuce

Chicken Slices (Cooked)

Mayonnaise

Onions (Sliced)

Boiled Egg

Butter

DIRECTIONS

1) Toast the bread Slices. If you do not have a toaster, find below how to toast bread without a toaster.

Put frying pan on heat and place bread in the frying pan and leave to toast for a minute or two

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Flip over and toast the other side

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2) After toasting the bread, Spread a slice of toast with butter and mayonnaise

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3) Put chicken slices on top

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4) Followed by lettuce

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and egg slices

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5) Spread mayonnaise on the second toast bread

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6) Layer with tomatoes and onions

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and then lettuce

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7) Place the 3rd toast bread on it

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8) Carefully lift and place on the first toast

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9) Hold in place with skewers

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Using a sharp knife, cut in to 2 rectangles.

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That’s club sandwich done.

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Enjoy for breakfast or lunch with tea, coffee or cold drinks

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I had it as lunch here with Zobo chapman slush. Recipe for Zobo chapman slush HERE

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Bon appetit

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Egg Stew

So I am having a not so good day. Firstly, my child minder resumed late, which means I was going to get later than planned to the restaurant. Minder arrived, I quickly grabbed my bag and made a dash for the car and guess what? today of all days my car wouldn’t start! this has never happened in more than 2 years I have had this particular car. I got out of the car towards the off licence near me while walking and checking my bag to see if I’ve got oyster anywhere in there (fortunately I had) topped up my oyster, hopped on the bus and got to the restaurant. My restaurant is just six minutes drive to my house, I ended up spending about an hour getting to the restaurant. I had a quick drink of red bull (I just had to…lol) and began chef duties for the day. Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse guess what happened? Ewa agonyin sauce turned into burnt offering. Remember  in my Ewa agonyin sauce recipe I made a warning about there being a thin line between nicely done Ewa agonyin sauce and burnt offering? oh well, I crossed that line today. Anyway, that is how my day is going but as promised on my instagram page HERE, here I am typing the recipe for egg stew.

I remember growing up my mum would prepare this quick, delicious egg stew which we normally had with boiled yam or Agege bread with tea (I hated tea as a kid..i still don’t like it much now but I do take it) on Saturday or Sunday mornings. A simple yet fulfilling breakfast that fuels one for the day ahead. Egg stew is popular in most Nigerian homes and I am yet to find any Nigerian who grew up in Nigeria in my generation that doesn’t know this dish. Let’s get cooking guys…

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 Tomatoes

1 Onion

4 eggs

1 stock cube

Salt

Sunflower oil

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel, rinse and chop the onions then rinse and chop the tomatoes.

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2) Season with half of the stock cube and salt. Mix in the seasoning.

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3) In a frying pan, pour sunflower oil and heat. When oil is hot, reduce heat and pour in the chopped tomatoes and onions. Fry for about 3 minutes

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I like the onions soft and translucent rather than crispy like some prefer (my hubs actually makes the onion crispy when he cooks it)

5) Break the eggs in a bowl, add remaining half of the stock cube, salt to taste and whisk

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6) Add the egg to the tomatoes and onions mixture

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7) When it starts to curdle, turn with spoon to get the scrambled look and let the egg fry for 1-2 minutes.

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That’s egg stew done. Serve and enjoy with yam, agege bread, plantain or any meal of your choice.

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Below is Agege bread and egg stew for breakfast. For my agege bread recipe, click HERE

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Enjoy.

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Note: You can also add green pepper, scotch bonnet to the recipe

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