Rolled Plantain

Hello guys,¬†yet another plantain recipe for you today but first of all, have you registered on Cands yet? If not please do so HERE. I do not want you to miss out on the fun. You get to share your recipes, food pictures, make friends, ask question and many more on Cands like I wrote in my last post HERE. So guys go join me on there ūüôā

Today’s recipe is rolled plantain. I have done the fried version and the grilled version for the fitfam. You see, my fitfam friends have started looking at me with side eye like I am the enemy to their waistline..lol. So my fitfam and my ‘oyel’ (oil) lovers, let’s do this:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Meal type: appetiser, snacks, main

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe plantain

1/4 teaspoon groundpepper (Optional)

Vegetable oil for frying

For stuffing

Efo riro

Groundnut or any stuffing of your choice

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel the plantain and slice horizontally

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2) Sprinkle with ground pepper (Optional)

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3) In a frying pan, heat vegetable oil and fry the plantains

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3) Fry till golden brown. Put on Kitchen towel to drain excess oil

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4) Place stuffing in fried plantain, roll and hold in place with toothpick. Below I stuffed with efo riro. For efo riro recipe, click HERE

Rolled plantain with efo riro
Rolled plantain with efo riro

5) Here I stuffed with groundnut. Here is another way to enjoy groundnutdodo without grinding the groundnuts. For groundnutdodo recipe, click HERE

Rolled plantain with groundnut. #groundnutdodo
Rolled plantain with groundnut. #groundnutdodo

6) Rolled Plantain stuffed with efo riro and grilled rolled plantain stuffed with groundnut. pick your choice

Rolled plantain with efo riro and Bolip
Rolled plantain with efo riro and Bolip

For my fitfam, To grill I roll first before putting in oven to grill. You can do it this way or grill before rolling

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Enjoy rolled plantain warm. For the grilled plantain stuffed with groundnut I call this ‘bolip’ (boli+peanut)

IMG_3942That’s it today guys. Get cooking and don’t forget to share pictures on Cands.

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“People who love to eat are always the best people”- Julia Child

 

Groundnutdodo

Hello people, how’s your week going? mine is going great even though i have been extremely busy, it’s been for a good cause. I am giving you another plantain recipe today. I was trying out a recipe that was inspired by Ewaoluwa a cands member who posted a recipe on Peanut rice on www.candshare.com. I had surplus groundnut from it so i came up with this recipe. By the way, Cands is my cook and share food community. Many of you are members on facebook and we have recently moved to a domain. If you have not registered yet, go and do so HERE. On Cands, you get to share your food pictures, share recipes, make friends, join different groups, start a forum topic and many more.. With over 80,000 members on Cands fb it was high time to take it to our own domain and that was exactly what i did. Don’t miss the fun go and join us now.

Back to Groundnut dodo, It is a combination of plantain, GROUNDNUT (I had to write that in caps..lol) and spices. It is yummy, moist delicious goodness, i present to you another K’s Cuisine original. If you are a lover of groundnut and plantain, you will definitely love this.

So i was thinking what to name this recipe but i drew a blank so people what would you call this? If i like any of your suggestions will rename the recipe but for now let’s get cooking:

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Meal type: Appetiser, main, snacks

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe plantain

20g groundnut

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon ginger (Optional)

Sunflower oil for frying

DIRECTIONS

1) In a pan, dry roast the groundnut.

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2) Peel and grind the roasted groundnut in a mill

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3) Peel plantain and cut into small cubes then mash with spoon or hand.

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4) Add in the groundnut, pepper and ginger. Mix together.

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5) In a frying pan, heat oil and scoop the plantain in balls. Fry till golden brown.

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6) When golden brown, put on kitchen towel to drain excess oil.

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7) For a clean round shape, mold plantain into shape with your palm. Groundnut dodo is ready.

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The aroma is amazing, the taste is superb and best of all it is easy peasy to make!

K's dodoFor a healthier Version, grill in oven instead of frying. That’s Boli and Epa gone la creme!

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NOTES

To grill, mold into balls, place in oven and grill till golden brown. This version is best for fitfam

I used well ripened plantain but not over ripe.

You can store ground groundnut in a tight contain for use another time

Will post recipe for Groundnut rice and other things i’ve done with groundnut in the next coming days.

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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”- George Bernard Shaw

 

Dodorita

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It’s all about dodorita today. Yeah yeah.. Do-do-ri-ta! But first of all let me give you a little bit of insight on why I have been ‘scarce’ on here..

Wow! Have i been busy or have i been busy! Lol..It’s been a crazy few months. From the restaurant chef duties and management to my food group management, kscuisine , accounts management, family (like having had to change childminder thrice in the last 3 months) and more! It’s been hectic and that is putting it mildly..hence why the blog has had to be quiet ¬†for some weeks with no updates. You know what? I am not beating myself up for it. In the words of a friend Folakemi of notjustamum.com by the way you really should check out her blog ” I am ditching guilt and not beating myself up when I’m not able to juggle it all as I would love to. I prioritise and like I always say nothing comes above my family and I know even when i am not updating my blog as I should, you fans wait patiently for when I’m able to do and whatever I post, whenever i do, still makes a difference to a lot of people and that is one of the reasons I love what I do. So we will continue to take it one step at a time my lovelies.

Now let’s go back to dodorita or should I call it plantainrita? ¬†I think I prefer dodorita so yeah let’s call it dodorita.

We have yamarita (recipe coming soon), ¬†the potato version and I present to you the plantain version which I call dodorita. It is easy (you all know I love easy), quick and taste amazing. So why not if not? Dodorita is simply plantain dipped in egg and flour and fried or for the fitfam baked. Let’s get cooking!

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 minutes

Meal type: Snack, main course, appetiser

INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)

1-2 Plantain

1 Egg

1/2 cup Flour

1 teaspoon Ground pepper (optional)

Pinch of ground ginger (optional)

1 Stock cube

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel the plantain and cut into shape.

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2) Break the egg in a bowl, add the grounded pepper, ginger and stock cube and whisk

3) Rub the plantain in flour

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5) Repeat process till all is done

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6) In a frying pan, add Sunflower oil and heat

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7) Fry plantain till golden brown. Turn around to brown the other side

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8) Turn to brown the other side

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9)Put on kitchen towel to drain excess oil

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10) Dodorita is ready and it’s best served warm

Dodorita
Dodorita

Enjoy as appetiser , main meal

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Outer side was crisp and moist and yum inside. This is a winner with kid.

Plantainrita
Plantainrita

Extra notes

For a healthier version bake instead of frying

Substitute wheat flour for flour for a healthier version

That’s it today. Have a good weekend guys and don’t forget to follow k’s Cuisine on instagram HERE

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Dodo Ikire

Quote of the day:

“Dodo Ikire shows to us that we can always create and re-create our realities; that our ideas will never run out until we stop thinking; that we can turn what may perish into what we can cherish. Dodo Ikire tells us that life is about innovation”-¬† Dr Tunde Oseni

He¬†couldn’t have said it any better and I totally love it. Creativity when it comes to food is as simple as thinking it,experimenting and implementing it. Our forefathers laid the foundation and we inherited amazing recipes, now we have taken over and gone are the days Nigerian food was in the background. Lets keep up the creativity and keep churning out amazing recipes generations unborn will be proud of ūüôā

Dodo Ikire is a snack made with overripe (almost rotten) plantain and pepper. It is made popular by the Ikire people. Ikire is a town in Osun state of Nigeria.

When next you have over ripe plantain or almost rotten plantain, don’t let your heart sink and don’t bin them¬†just think dodo Ikire. I say, when life throws you rotten plantain, joyfully make dodo Ikire and¬†you’ll be glad you did ūüôā

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time : 7 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 over ripe plantain (with black skin)

1 small bell pepper (crushed)

Palm oil

Vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel the skin off the plantain and put in a bowl

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2) Mash plantain with spoon or hand and mix in the crushed bell pepper

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3) Put mixture of palm oil and vegetable oil in a frying pan and put on heat.

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4) When heated, scoop in the plantain with cooking spoon or hand in small balls and let it fry.

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5) Flip over and let the other side fry till dark brown. Remove and put in a plate

Note: Don’t put on paper towel as it will harden and stick to it.

6) Dodo Ikire is ready. Serve warm.

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Tip: Wrap in plastic bag or cling film. The moisture that forms when covered warm with cling film will leave the dodo Ikire moist and soft. If left open it hardens up.

Dodo Ikire

dodo ikire

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Enjoy ūüôā

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Lush Tort (Tortilla)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so they say. So why not indulge yourself this weekend with my lush tort. I call it Luscious tortilla because this Omelette is ingredient rich and gives great pleasure to the taste sense.

It is simple, quick, tasty and filling. This recipe has the classic combination of a Spanish tortilla (potatoes and onions), with a Nigerian twist of scotch bonnet (ata rodo), fried plantain and gizzard. Wake up to a luxurious yet simple breakfast with my lush tort recipe.

Preparation time: 10minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)

1 ripe plantain

2 medium size potatoes

4 fresh eggs

1 small onion (chopped)

1 scotch bonnet- ata rodo (chopped)

1 salad tomato (chopped)

Half of a green pepper-tatashe (chopped)

1 maggi cube

Salt

1 cooking spoon Olive, Vegetable or Sunflower oil

Prawns (Optional)

Gizzard (Optional)

DIRECTIONS

1) Dice the plantain and fry.

2) Dice, rinse, salt and fry the potatoes

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3) Break the eggs into a bowl, add half of a cube of maggi, salt and whisk.

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4) Add sunflower oil in a frying pan, add the diced tomato, scotch bonnet, onion, green pepper and the remaining half of  maggi. Leave to sautee.

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5) Add the fried plantain, prawns, gizzard and potatoes into the sautéed peppers and stir.

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6) Add the eggs into the mixture, reduce heat to the barest minimum and let the egg cook for about 3-5minutes.

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7) Flip it over and let the other side cook

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8) Turn into a plate and serve.

Omelette

Tortilla

Plantain potato omelette

What better way to open the day than with lush tort? enjoy!

Quote of the day: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what- the- hell attitude” – Julia Childs.

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Kelewele

Kelewele is a Ghanaian snack or side dish made with ripe plantains and seasoned with spices. This dish is quite easy to make. It is like friend plantain but trust me the flavour of the spices set this dish apart from plain fried plantain. My friend and neighbour is Ghanaian and she’s been giving me tips on Ghanaian dishes so i’l be throwing down Ghanaian dishes in my kitchen and bringing to yoursūüėä. If you try this recipe you probably won’t go back to plain fried plantain.

Follow this four easy steps to make spicy and flavourful Kelewele.

INGREDIENTS (2-3 servings)

2 ripe plantains

1 teaspoon ground dry pepper

1 teaspoon ground or grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying

 DIRECTIONS

1) Cut the plantain into bite size chunky cubes.

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2) Mix the salt, ginger, nutmeg and pepper together and marinate the plantain in this mixture.

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3) Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

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4) Put on paper towel to drain oil. Serve warm.

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It can be eaten as snack on it’s own or with groundnut. It can also serve as side dish to beans, rice, etc. Enjoy!

Kelewele

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Tostones

Tostones is a Latin American side dish made with green unripe plantains. It is also known as Patacones. I prefer calling it tostones thoughūüėÄ. If you’re a lover of plantain, you’ll surely like this snack. Follow below my 5 easy steps to make tostones.

INGREDIENTS (2 servings)

2 Unripe plantains

Vegetable or Sunflower oil for frying

COOKING DIRECTION

1) Cut the plantains into chunky bits

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2) Fry both sides in the vegetable oil for about a minute till it’s golden brown.

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3) Remove plantains from the oil and place on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

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4) Pound each plantain cut flat with a meat mallet or a flat heavy object.

5) Refry the plantains, remove from oil and place on paper towel to remove excess oil.

Sprinkle with salt and serve.

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Best served as snack or side dish.

Gizzdodo

Gizzdodo is simply combination of dodo and gizzard in sauce. This can be served as side dish to mains such as jollof rice, fried rice and other dishes or eaten as a meal. Find below my recipe for Gizdodo:

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time: 70 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe plantains

400g of chicken or turkey gizzard

1 scotch bonnet/habanero (rodo)

1 bell pepper (tatashe) or red pepper

1 big ripe fresh tomato

1 brown or red onion

2 cooking spoon of vegetable or sunflower oil

Maggi cube (or stock cube of your choice)

Curry powder

Dried thyme

DIRECTIONS

1) Wash gizzard, put in a pot and add chopped onion, maggi cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, add a little water and leave on low heat to boil.

2) When the gizzard is cooked, cut in cubes and set aside.

3) Dice the plantains into cubes (about the size you have diced your gizzard) , deep fry and set it aside.

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Diced plantain

4) Fry the gizzard (you can use the same oil used in frying the plantain).

5) Blend the scotch bonnet, bell pepper, tomato and the remaining half of the onion.

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6) Heat 2-3 cooking spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil and add the blended pepper, 1 maggi cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, chicken stock and leave to fry.

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7) When this is well fried, add the fried gizzard ,stir in the stew and leave for one mimute before adding the fried plantain.

8) Stir the plantain and gizzard in the stew and leave for another one minute before taking it off heat.

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9) See the gizzard and dodo in the juicy richness of the stew? Yes your¬†gizdodo is all done. Easy peasy. Isn’t it?

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Bon appetiteūüėä

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