Ukwa recipe

By Bloom Nwa - April 07, 2012

I don't measure things so these are approximates!

What you will need:
16oz or 2 cups of ukwa
1-2 habenero/scotch bonnet/jamaican pepper
Salt to taste
2-3Tbs of palm oil-substitute Carotino Oil for a healthier alternative
Water - enough to cover sufficiently cover ukwa
Akanwu/potash - used to hasten cooking of ukwa.
Sweet Corn kernels: optional add amount to liking. Choose frozen over canned to minimize sodium and chemical preservatives.

Steps:
1. Wash the ukwa carefully, to remove sand and other debris.
2. Grind the peppers and set on side
3. Bring ukwa to a boil in pot and add salt
4. Add akanwu...The akanwu I have is actually a rock so, I run some warm water over the rock in a bowl, then strain the content of in the bowel to sift out debris. I then add the akanwu to the pot. You don't need too much. I would say around a 1/4 cup or less.
5. Let ukwa boil until extremely soft.
6. Drain ukwa but save the water to drink and add back in later! It is very nutritious
7.Put back on stove on low heat, add pepper, corn, oil, and salt to taste.
8. Add back in some ukwa water to get your desired consistency. Some like it more watery than others
8.Cook another 10mins or so and you have made ukwa...enjoy!



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  1. Please, where can I get the seeds?

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  2. Please, where can I get the seeds?

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