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Cooking From Asia== Cabbage Roll and Meatballs

30 Jul



This is my last meal from Asia Japan and China –Cabbage Roll and Meatballs. Please enjoy*-*


one egg

ground beef

one slice onion


cabbage leaf (3 or 5)  


parsley flakes


bbq sauce




soy sauce







Methods: Meatball


1.Add egg and other ingriedients to ground beef. Mix well and use to spoons to form a perfect ball. Roll meatballs into flour.



2. Fry meatballs until golden brown. Keep warm in oven


Methods: Cabbage Roll



1. Fry your onion until soft, add ground beef to onion in pot and cooked well until brown, make sure to season with salt and pepper or any prefrence of seasoning. Put into container to use for your stuffing and cabbage roll.




2.Put your cooked Ground beef in the middle of soft cabbage leaf and roll starting from the white hard section until you have a nice roll. (Tip image 4) Make sure to soak your cabbage leafs into hot boiling water to make them soft and eatable.

                                        Try: Stuff Cabbage


For this Method of stuff cabbage, it is just like taco without the cheese. You only need to scoop a table spoon of  cooked ground beef into the cabbage leaf and you good to go. It was fantastic. Bon Apetit*-* 


 Bon Apetit*-*



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Cooking of the Month –Asia– Chinese Cooking=Beef with Celery and Mushrooms

5 Jul





                                                  This is one of my favorite reciepe from Asia so far, hope you enjoy*-*



1 cup steak or beef sliced

2 tbs soya sauce

1 tbs wine


1 small onion sliced onion

3 stalks celery, sliced

1 cup fresh mushroom sliced

3 tbs water

3 tbs oil 




1. slice beef, marinate in soya sauce, wine and salt. Slice celery, onion and mushrooms.



2.Heat oil in wok or frying pot to smoking point. Stir meat and onion in wok for about three minutes.Remove beef and onion to a bowl or platter.



3.Add celery, mushrooms and 3 tbs water to wok or frying pot. Stir fry until mushrooms are wilteed. Cover for at least two to three minutes. Add beef back to wok, stir fry all ingredients about one minutes. It is all finishe Bon Apetit*-*


Bon Apetit*-*



Belated Friday African Food Part 2

30 Apr



Part two
Nigerian meat pie

  Meat filling

1 potato slice and chopped
1/2 cup mixed frozen vegetables
1.5 cup (1 cup) ground beef
1 chopped onion
cooking oil

1 teaspoon tomato paste



1. Slice onion and put into pot with cooking oil, make sure pot is hot first. Let the onions carmalize a bit. Add your 1 cup ground beef to onion, give a stir and let ground beef cooked throughly then add your seasoning and stir.


2. After meat is fully cooked, add slice potato, mix frozen vegetables and thyme. Give a stir.

3.Pour 1/2 cup of water over meat filling in pot and let simmer a bit. Mix half cup of water with 1/4 teaspoon of flour and mix into a paste,pour into pot with rest of meat filling. Add 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and stir well. it is finished when potatoes are cook and tender.




1 tbs baking powder

pinch of salt

2 cups water

4 1/2 cup flour





1.put in your flour, salt, baking powder and butter into a bowl and mix it all together very well.


2.When it is all mixed well in with the butter, there should be a flaky lumpy texture to the flour. Add you water little at a time and mix well until you get a dough like the one in the above picture.


3.Roll your dough out with a rolling-pin and use a bowl, cookie cutter or any circular object you may have to use a perfect circle to put your filling in. Use a knife to cut out the indented shape like i did. After you have all your cut out circles, it is time for the filling.


4.Mix your egg, and use a spoon bottom to apply small amount to the edges of your circle to keep it close while it is baking. Add a small amount of your meat filling, fold over dough press edges down with a fork at least 3 times to have a perfectly close edges.

5. After you have add your filling and close your meat pie take mix egg and rub a bit of it over top of meat pie to have a brown texture, and it is all done. Enjoy..Bon Apetit.*-*




Friday Food==Scotch Egg and Malian Ginger Juice

19 Apr

Welcome to another friday where i will be sharing and cooking from the menu of the month. What i have chosen to cook is Scotch egg with Nigerian Malian Ginger juice.  Malian ginger juice is very refreshing. Scotch egg was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the taste and overall out come was not too bad. Enjoy*-*

Scotch Egg

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1 whisked egg

3 boiled egg

bread crumbs

3 tablespoon flour






1. Sprinkle salt and seasoning onto sausage meat, mix and divide into 3 parts. Flatten each meat into a Patti like burger shape. put your boiled de-shell eggs into cold water.



2. Take boiled egg and roll into flour lightly,then place on top of flatten roll out meat in the center. Slowly roll the meat over egg and smooth out the edges by rolling the covered egg into an egg or ball shape on a clean surface or into the middle of your palm..(make sure your hands are very well washed and cleaned for this process). Take your rolled meat ball and gently roll into egg and bread crumbs. 



3. When all three eggs are coated well, pour half cup of olive oil or any other oils you may prefer using into hot pot. Gently and carefully put each scotch egg into hot oil.Let  your scotch egg brown on all sides properly and crispy. When they are well browned transfer onto foil and put into 235 degrees oven for 20 to 30 mins to cook through properly.


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These are the finish result once they have been taken out of the oven. Let them cool down for a bit then you can go ahead and cut them enjoy*-*


Malian ginger juice




2 lemon

4 cups water

1 cup sugar

2 big ginger root





1. Cut ginger into small cube pieces,pour 2 table spoon of water with ginger into blender. Blend until you have a smooth paste.


2. Pour the blend ginger mixture into pot, add the 4 cup of water to blend ginger, bring to a boil reduce the heat, cover and let simmer gently for about 2 hours. After 2 hours stir in sugar and stir until dissolve, take off heat and stir in lemon juice.  



3. Give a good stir, pour into drinking jug and store into refrigarator for 1 hour berfore serving.





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Fun Facts ====Africa====

4 Apr

Its another thursday of Fun Facts of Africa (Nigeria)….List below are some the most used meat in Nigeria

  1. Goat Meat Cut Chart

    Goat Meat Cut Chart

         Goat Meat Cut Chart

    Goat Meat=known as Mutton..It is 50% less fat than beef, 15% less fat than veal, 45% less fat than lamb.<Mutton is cheaper   than lamp but tougher and fattier but the taste is amazingly delicious. 


    Cow skin in soup

    Cow skin in soup

    2.Cow Skin=.. Is not only eaten in Africa but in the Caribbean as well. It is also known as pomo, cow skin is singed burnt and scrapped to remove all the hairs.You will find that cow skin has a rubbery chewry texture, and is eaten mostly in soups and stews.


    3. Cow Foot= Usually sold smoked cleaned and semi boiled. Cow foot can be used in stew and soup. (Niwobi) known as spicy Cow Foot is a nigerian delicacy. Nutrition Summary: Calories 310, Fat 25g, Carbs 0g. 


    Beef cut chart

    Beef cut chart

    4. Beef=  Beef is a bit expensive but widely eaten in Nigeria. All parts of the freshly butchered cow is is sold with not one thing wasted.Beef offers an array of protein, vitamins and minerals which can be found in many low-fat cuts. Roast cooked  beef Average counter= Calories 218, protein 34g, Carbs 0g, Fat 7.9g, Iron 3.2, Calcium 7mg. (You can find more nutrition counter  average on beef at http://www.beefinfo.org/site/virtualcounter/index.asp


    Un-boiled egg

    Un-boiled eggCook boil egg

    Cook boil egg

    5. Eggs= You will find that eggs are still expensive in nigeria and is used less in dishes. They are usually eaten boiled. Nutrition data on one large egg= calories 71, fat 5g, saturated fat 2g, protein 6g, iron 5%, vitamin A 5%, calcium 3%. View more nutrient data at http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/111/2


    6. Liver= Ox Liver is usually soaked in salted water to take away the strong taste.


           == TRY THIS==

    Salted Meats–In nigerian salted meats are used often.

    To salt beef:  2.5 beef pork or mutton

                            500g/lib coarse salt

                           2 tablespoon sugar

                           1tsp salt petre

    Mix salt saltpetre and sugar together into a large glass bowl. Rub the mixture well into the meat. Sprinkle a little more dry salt over the meat. Cover and leave into a dry space. Pour any liquid that collects daily sprinkle with more salt over until dry for a few more days. Remove from bowl sprinkle with more salt and wrap in clean musiln and stored until required.

    To Use: Wash meat thoroughly and soak in cold water for four hours or overnight before cooking.


       More fun Facts==Did you know

      * Did you know that in Africa more people are killed by crocodile than lion

     *Did you know that Africa has the worlds largest desert..the sahara desert

     *Did you know that some experts has estimated that there are 3,000 distinct ethnic groups(tribes) in Africa. Nigeria alone has more than 370 recognized tribes

                                                                           ==Now you know==

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