JILL MOMENTS (2) – ABACHA 

I need Vivian’s attention here please! Thank you.
Since 5 people died in Lagos of cholera caused by eating abacha, I haven’t wanted to eat it outside. But sometimes the craving got so bad. Lucky for me, without me asking, one of my aunts came over and she brought 3 huge bags of abacha for the house.  

And I was all happy.

The truth is, making abacha is incredibly simple. I’ll explain it to you in 7 easy steps. 

Total time for prepping and “cooking” is 20 minutes.

But first; What you’ll need– 

  • Abacha (buy the N100 in the market if it’s only for you)
  • Ground Crayfish (optional)
  • Pepper.
  • Ehuru (calabash nutmeg); ground
  • Onions, sliced.
  • Ugba/ukpaka
  • 1 stock cube
  • Sliced ugu/anara/waterleaf/tete. Most people think only anara leaves go with abacha. Wrong. Any green leaf goes with it.(optional)
  • Fish/Kpomo/Meat (optional)
  • Potash/akaun
  • A bowl of hot water
  • Palm oil.

The How-to

Step 1: Wash your abacha. Wash it very well to get rid of the dirt etc. Then soak it in the bowl of hot water.This will soften it and bring out that abacha smell. If you’re using ugba, just wash it properly. Ugba is oil bean seed and shouldn’t be in hot water for too long.

Step 2: While your abacha is soaking, it’s time to make your “ncha” (the palm oil sauce used for abacha). First, break off a small piece of potash. It’s commonly sold in a small, rock-like form.
Step 3: Grind that small piece of potash into fine powder. Then melt it. Use 3 tablespoonfuls of water to melt. The water does not need to be hot.

Step 4: Add in the palm oil to the potash and water mix. You don’t want to have too much palm oil. For a small bowl of abacha, 2 teaspoons of palm oil should be more than enough. It will begin to change color from palm oil red to yellow. Mix thoroughly.
Step 5: Add in your crayfish, ground ehuru, stock cube. Many don’t add in their onions and pepper to the abacha until the very end but I like to add it in here. Adjust for taste. Mix thoroughly.
Step 6: Sieve your abacha until all the water is gone. You don’t want watery abacha now, do you?

Best to pour the ncha over the abacha as it’s smaller in size

Step 7: Pour the ncha over the abacha. Mix thoroughly until every grain of abacha is coated with palm oil. Add in your sliced vegetables, mix again, then top it with your fish or meat.

Enjoy!

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http://thenakedconvos.com/15-steps-will-lead-seizing-potential-bae-nigerian-wedding/- this post is definitely Lol.

http://speakingdnd.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/dear-teen-its-okay-not-to-be-considered-beautiful/

WATTPAD RECOMMENDATIONS

Fraternizing with the Enemy- hyrule. What can I say, I love the stereotyped angry teenage characters. This was super nice. The A/Ns were quite awesome as well. 

Bridesmaid Lotto- Rachelastor. “McMaster the Disaster”. Awesome story.

Wedding Playlist Suggestions 3

I fell madly in love with this song the first time I heard it. It’s dancy (yes, that’s a word. Made up, but still a word) but it is still such an awesome song.

I’ve posted it on here before actually. Scroll down to Bunmi’s wedding ceremony ( And Now, Ebube).

But once again, here we are: 

I Do- Drew Seeley

I see the world for you and me
I hear a perfect harmony
Where you are is where I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be…

Forever, could never be enough
Together, it’s all I need for us
When the rain is pouring down
And there’s no else around
I’ll be your shelter now

And I’ll be the one 
You can run to 
I’ll be the one
Who’s meant to love you now…
And always till our days are through

You know I do
You know I do
Time to say the words
Never been so sure
Wanna spend my life with you

Hmm hmm hmm yeah…

There’s a match for every heart
There’s a light for every dark
With you I found my counter part
My counter part

Forever, could never be enough
Together, it’s all I need for us
When the rain is pouring down
And there’s no else around
I’ll be your shelter now
Ohh

And I’ll be the one 
You can run to 
I’ll be the one
Who’s meant to love you now…
And always till our days are through

You know I do
You know I do
Time to say the words
Never been so sure
Wanna spend my life with you [2x]

Forever, could never be enough
Together, it’s all I need for us
When the rain is pouring down
And there’s no else around
I’ll be your shelter now

And I’ll be the one 
You can run to 
I’ll be the one
Who’s meant to love you now…
And always till our days are through

You know I do
You know I do
Time to say the words
Never been so sure
Wanna spend my life with you [2x]
(You know I do)

It’s a fantastic song. I can’t recommend it enough.

Vote of thanks:

http://www.azlyrics.com for the lyrics.

Wattpad Recommendations

True North- Kate J. Squires/ blondeanddangerous. Fantastic book. There are lots of naughty bits, but you can do like me, and skip those.

Guarded Hope and Waiting for Hope- 4thpowermama. Really nice books. Surprising too.

Article Recommendation

http//lotaelixir.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/dear-future-husband-2/- She incorporated so much of what I’d personally have wanted to say to my future husband. Read and enjoy!