Grilled Plantains: A staple of street affairs in West Africa. It’s a very simple, straightforward, and satisfying recipe. If you’ve never tried grilled plantains, let this recipe be a sweet introduction.
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite plantain recipes to help you use this amazing fruit. From sweet to savory, you’ll find loads of recipes for all your bite-size dessert and meal ideas. These recipes are all easy-to-make and delicious!
Plantain Fufu – If you like plantains, you will love this fufu recipe. It’s tasty and easy to make. Try it with traditional African soup and stews like egusi soup, okro soup, or efo riro.
How to cook plantains -There is so much unsureness about plantains. Often, people tend to have them mixed up. I was raised eating them in their different stages, so come along with me, as we talk about this.
Fried plantains – a sweet-savory dish that features thick slices of ripe plantains lightly salted and deep-fried in oil till golden brown. The result is a caramel-like brown crust that is savory-sweet and has a soft and very sweet interior.
If you’ve never had plantain bread before, your first bite will be a pleasant surprise. This Plantain cake is really tasty, inexpensive and so easy to make.
Plantain Puff Puff – Nothing beats homemade Puff Puffs! This version of puff puff is made by adding plantains together with the yeast batter, and they turn out soft, savory, and sweet. They’re fresh, soft, and chewy. Not to mention they are super easy to make and absolutely delicious. You will get addicted!
This Baked Plantain and Egg Frittata is a totally addictive dish. It’s chockful of vegetables, and you can also add your choice of meat or seafood or whatever you like.
Plantain fries – Treat yourself with these perfectly crispy, delicious, and easy to make plantain fries. The light spice in these fries allows you to savor the subtle taste of the plantain. Try these fries in place of potato fries, you will like it.
Kelewele – Made with ripe plantains that are peeled, cut into small cubes or bite-size chunks, and seasoned with spices such as Onion, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, and Ginger. This is then fried until the sugar in the plantain caramelizes, and produces brown edges.
Plantain pancakes – These are ultimate comfort food made from plantains and a few other ingredients. They are very light and tender almost like the French crepes.
Homemade baked plantain chips made in the oven tossed with a little bit of Oil, Salt, and Black pepper. They’re healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and absolutely delicious. Make these your go-to if you are craving a salty, crunchy, and satisfying snack!
Making homestyle fried plantain chips is fun and easy. All you need is green plantain, salt, and black pepper. You hardly need a recipe, yet, it is addictive. They won’t last long!.
Gizdodo is the combination of plantains and Gizzards (chicken Gizzards) and Plantains mixed in Pepper Sauce. This recipe is great for mid-week or weekend dinner because it’s so straightforward and of course tasty.
Yam Porridge with plantain is an incredibly rich and tasty one pot meal, and as the name implies the recipe is basically made with porridge and plantains, seasoned with salt and fortified with spinach and dry fish.
Oven-roasted broccoli is a tasty, healthy, and easy-to-make side dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of main courses. This recipe transforms regular broccoli into a delicious golden delight while maintaining its nutritional benefits. It’s a perfect side dish for any meal.
This recipe for guacamole is a tried-and-true crowd-pleaser, made with ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, spicy jalapenos, and a few other key ingredients that make it the best. It’s perfect for dipping, spreading, and spooning. You can have it ready in 10 minutes!
This colorful Garden Tomato Salad with ripe tomatoes, crisp greens, and aromatic herbs is ideal for a healthy dinner or as a stand-alone dish. With its simplicity, it captures the true essence of summer.
Whether you’re a steak or burger lover or simply seeking a hearty meal, we have a list of beef recipes to ignite your taste buds. Tasty Beef Recipes Beef is a nutrient-dense food that provides essential vitamins, minerals, and protein for optimal health, muscle growth, and energy levels. Its versatility in cooking offers a wide …
Learn how to cook curry chicken Jamaican style, a dish that’s sure to make your taste buds sing.
Nigerian food is a diverse and vibrant cuisine that reflects the country’s rich cultural heritage. With over 250 ethnic groups, each with its own unique food traditions.
This Spicy Shrimp Pasta recipe makes an incredible hearty delicacy. The combination of garlic, red pepper flakes, and shrimp create a spicy dish bursting with flavors. Ready for dinner in about 40 minutes. If you’re anything like me, you’re always searching for new recipes that bring a little extra zest to your dinner table. Well, …
This is an incredibly easy but delicious recipe. The uniqueness of this jollof rice lies in the roasting of bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. This brings an additional depth of flavor to the meal. If you’re looking for a Jollof Rice recipe that will be the star of the show, this is it!
Versatile and tasty, this egg salad recipe is that dish you need to try out. Perfect for a hearty egg salad sandwich, you can enjoy this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! What is Egg Salad? Egg salad is a popular dish made using hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard, often accompanied by a variety of …
If you haven’t tried Jollof spaghetti yet, I seriously recommend giving it a shot. It’s a tasty and unique dish that is perfect for spicing up your usual pasta nights. This recipe uses one pot and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea that’s both satisfying and delicious, look no further than scrambled eggs and potatoes breakfast muffins! These muffins are a great way to start your day, and they’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings.
This delicious, Easy Curry Chicken recipe is a must-try for all curry lovers! Tender chicken chunks, potatoes, cashew nuts, and veggies are cooked in a flavorful curry sauce. Serve over white rice or Chapati for an easy and flavorful meal.
Today, we will be taking you to the southwestern part of Nigeria, where we will be learning how to prepare an African delicacy called Amala. Whether you are a fan of African cuisine or just looking to try something new, Amala is definitely worth a try. When you have a good traditional dish, you tend …
Are you looking for a quick, delicious, and easy dinner? Why not try this African Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs. This is a very easy recipe, but most importantly, very tasty!!
Do you want to learn how to make creamy peanut butter at home? It is easier to make than you think. All you need is peanuts and a food processor, and a few easy steps.
Easter Recipes – Celebrate the season with our Easter holiday recipes round-up — featuring appetizers and salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. We have something for everyone!
Peri Peri Sauce adds a real kick to your cooking! This fiery and flavorful condiment is made from a blend of garlic, spices, and chili peppers. It’s sure to turn up the heat on any dish!
In need of a romantic dessert recipe for this Valentine’s Day? We have you covered from breakfast to dessert with our top 40 Valentine’s Day recipes!
These easy, bright, punchy, dijon deviled eggs are delicious, creamy, and easy to make. They’re perfect for a simple appetizer, lunch with the family, or a holiday cookie tray. They have just the right amount of spice, with smoked paprika and pepper to give them a kick.
Skewers of thinly sliced meat, oven-grilled and doused with yaji spice. There’s nothing quite like suya. Its unique taste is irresistible! It’s lip-smacking, finger-licking good!!
Boiled eggs are so handy! There’s a reason for that. They’re quick, simple, and easy to make. Boiling an egg is an easy process that anyone can do, and it doesn’t take long at all.
Jollof rice is a traditional West African dish. It consists mainly of cooked rice and tomato stew flavored with spices such as thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, chili peppers, onions and garlic. The dish is a staple of West African cuisine, particularly that of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia.
The Jamaican brown stew chicken recipe is one of the tastiest ways to serve up a big pot of flavorful and tender chicken. This dish combines tender fall-off-bone chicken parts deeply simmered in a tasty and rich braising liquid.
You’ll love this deliciously moist pumpkin bread made with flour, pumpkin puree, and warm aromatic spices. It’s like pumpkin pie for breakfast! Enjoy with milk, coffee, tea, or even plain.
Yuca Fries are very easy to prepare, and they are immensely satisfying, with a cotton soft melting interior and super crusty exterior. They are as good as potato fries, but they have more character.
A barbecue sauce that is truly easy to make with everyday ingredients often has the best taste. Not only is this sauce great for barbecue, but you can also use it for cooking and dipping chips.
Learn how to cook brown rice in an instant pot like a pro – This is a simple, fast and foolproof way to prepare brown rice.
Nigerian Recipes – Food is part of our identity in Nigeria. We have rich, delicious, and nutrient-dense foods that fully satisfy the soul and the body. It is always a delight to make a variety of these dishes.
Curry Goat — an expression of Jamaican culture — is a popular one-pot dish. Cooking this meal with an instant pot is the quickest way to get the meal done. The instant pot locks in flavor, making the goat meat tasty and incredibly delicious.
BBQ Beef Ribs – These ribs are moist, juicy, and tender. They are slowly cooked at a low temperature to make a perfect hit. They are smoky, sweet, savory, and full of flavor.
Yam pottage/Yam Porridge (Asaro) Recipe – Asaro which is also known as Yam pottage or Yam porridge is a very delicious Yam recipe though it’s eaten by most tribes in Nigeria however, it is more common in the Yoruba-speaking parts of Nigeria. It’s also easy to make. If you love yam, it’s a must-try recipe!
Rice and beans are a classic combination. As the name implies, it’s rice cooked together with beans. It’s inexpensive, nutritious, and goes with just about any meal.
There’s nothing better than Caramelized Onions. They’re a classic flavoring for so many dishes. They are packed with intense flavors and go perfectly with so many foods.
Rice is a great staple food. It’s broadly available, dirt-cheap, and incredibly versatile. It’s easy to whip up and it goes with just about anything! I’ve made this list to help you find some recipes that utilize this simple white grain!
22 Bread Recipes – Any of the following 22 bread recipes will surely leave you wanting more. Regardless of if you’re a beginner or an expert, there is a recipe for you. Just choose a flavor you’re most interested in and start baking.
What is Fufu? – Fufu (foo foo) is one of the most cherished traditional meals in Africa culinary history. Although, this meal has been introduced to the Africans and Caribbeans over many years but is still alien to most. Let us tell you about it!
Jamaican Curry Goat is delicious, fall-off-the-bone goat meat slow-cooked in savory curry stew. This goat curry is so easy to make and requires readily available ingredients. Pair it with Jamaican Rice and Peas.
Welcome to our blog. Restaurant Trentina explores the rich diversity of culture and joyful voice of cuisine in the regions of northeastern Italy. Going forward, our goal is to show you that you can make delicious mouthwatering, restaurant-quality food right in your own home. Our style is a mix of rustic, bold, and modern dishes. Our …
Pan-seared lamb chops are the perfect weeknight meal when paired with a light seasonal salad or mashed potatoes. Sumptuous and quick to prepare, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your home.
20 Grilled Chicken Recipes If you believe that grilled chicken recipes should only be reserved for special occasions, like a summer family cookout, then you’ve been thinking wrong. There’s so much to explore with grilled chicken and it is versatile enough to be served all year long, on any occasion — even regular family dinners.
Nigerian Beef Stew: A classic rich aromatic tomato Nigerian stew. It is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. All you need is a big pot and about an hour of your time.
AFRICAN RECIPES – Let your family experience a taste of “motherland” cuisine. With these recipes, you will be able to make a dish that will leave their taste buds wanting more!
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Matoke is a simple, healthy, and delicious one-pot East African dish made from green bananas. Easy to prepare but can fill you up for hours! Great for lunch or dinner.
Jamaican oxtail is a favorite to make. The dish is full of hearty flavors and sits in a long braise resulting in meat that easily falls off the bone.
African yam is an old prestigious staple food that we don’t hesitate to serve guests. It is an important dietary element for the African people.
Taro root fries – Fresh, crispy and irresistible addition to any meal plus, it’s super easy to make.
Banana peanut butter milkshake – A delicious, refreshing and healthy milkshake, perfect for a quick breakfast or special treat.
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Fufu (or foofoo or foufou) is possibly one the most famous west African ”swallow” foods. It is a filling side dish – starchy, smooth, dense, and stretchy that is much beloved because it is delicious, simple, satisfying, and easy to prepare.
Fried Chicken Gizzards — The unique flavor of gizzards matched with a crispy breading? A winning combination.
This Green Beans and Bacon recipe is a tasty and cost-effective side dish that will add color as well as flavor to your next dinner!
If you love good, old fashioned sadza or Ugali this is the perfect recipe. This recipe will show you how to make sadza that comes out perfect every time. Simple and delicious!
Puff puff is a deep-fried dough. They are made from yeast dough, shaped into balls and deep-fried until golden brown. It has a doughnut-like texture but slightly more chewy. It is a very common snack eaten by so many countries but with different names and a little bit of variation in the mode of preparation.
Banga soup is one of the best nourishing soups you can make with palm nuts. All it takes is an assortment of spice flavorings, an assortment of meat and fish, and finishing it off with a touch of ”beletete” to elevate this soup. It’s an easy recipe that delivers terrific results!
Peri-Peri Chicken (Piri Piri Chicken) – This is a delicious traditional spicy African chicken dish made from a combination of birds-eye chilies, herbs, and spices. It’s extremely easy to make and the ingredients you need are probably what have on hand or ingredients that you can easily source fro from your local store.
Ewa riro is a delicious one-pot Nigerian delicacy that is easy to prepare but yields a rich flavor. This is truly the best-stewed beans recipe that you will ever taste. Plus, it’s incredibly economical.
Learn how to make this simple and easy vanilla pound cake in the comfort of your home. It’s got an incredibly rich flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Deliciously decadent and I am not sorry at all. Believe me, it’s a keeper!
Jamaican rice and peas– The name says it all! This Jamaican classic is a mixture of rice and peas cooked in coconut milk. It’s an elegant dish that is so easy to put together. It makes an excellent side meal and I am sure it will become a favorite once you try it. This is …
Jerk Chicken wings are packed with flavors that are suitable for all taste buds. It’s spicy and sweet with a subtle earthy flavor. This distinct flavor makes the Jerk a meal that cannot be compared to any other.
Honey Glazed Carrots – baby carrots cooked in honey, butter, with a hint of garlic, ginger, and lemon glaze – really nice flavor combination. Simple, easy, and delicious!
Great Crispy Toasted Coconut flakes – Made from fresh Coconuts, excellent toasted flavor, and crispy. With a hint of sweetness. This is absolutely delicious and just addicting to eat!
Nigerian Pepper Sauce popularly known as Ata dindin, is a hearty stew that warms you from your head to your toes — made with bell peppers, Tomatoes, Onion, ginger, habaneros, chili flakes, garlic, and ginger. It’s fiery red, bold, and spicy.
Chicken pepper soup – Sometimes, a comforting bowl of soup is all you need. This easy to put together chicken pepper soup is loaded with spicy, bold, and hearty flavors. It’s so easy to make and you can hardly go wrong putting this together.
Easy Oven Grilled Tilapia – Looking for a wonderfully delicious main dish that is inexpensive, light and healthy? This easy Oven Grilled Tilapia is one to look out for. The seasonings used in this recipe comes together so well to create a luscious and bursting flavor.
Easy Yeast-Raised Donuts – This delicious treat needs little to no introduction. It’s mildly sweet, soft and slightly chewy.
Breakfast potatoes and Egg Stew – Beaten eggs cooked in simmered tomato sauce and served with boiled potatoes. It’s full of flavor and makes a perfect but healthy comfort breakfast for the special people in your life.
Lemon Yogurt Cake – This is my go-to recipe for lemon cake, always perfect. The texture of this Cake is pretty unique; the edges bake up crispy, sweet, and caramelized and taste like butter cookies right out of the oven while the inside stays moist and delicious. No one will ever guess how easy it …
The aroma of these Banana Oatmeal waffles is irresistible. This is another quick hearty breakfast or brunch idea that can be quickly put together. Nice and soft on the inside, it’s hearty and it has a very good flavor. They are so easy to make but they are delightful in their simplicity.
Good, hearty Banana oatmeal Pancake. They are incredibly tender, moist, with a lot of flavors and great texture. A healthy and terrific tasting way to start the day!
Soft and Chewy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies – These are delightful little treasures. They are Oaty and sweet, slightly crispy on the outside and chewy soft on the inside. They have a mild brown sugar taste and with a touch of Vanilla as a subtle back note.
Let me introduce you to this simple, satisfying, and flavorful homemade Chicken Club Sandwich that you can put together in a little time. This is the juncture where simple meets delicious!
Super easy, rich flavor, one-pot Chicken Stir-fry with Spinach. This is a foolproof recipe that provides a good alternative to basic greens. It’s super healthy, light and simple.
Breakfast Semolina Porridge – Smooth, creamy, delicious, and healthy with the touch of cinnamon and honey. This will certainly warm you up on chilly mornings. Quick and easy prep and deliciously creamy results. It’s so easy to make and is ready in about 15 minutes!
Fried Banana – This is a simple recipe, but a good one. It has a nice gooey interior and a crispy crust around the edges. It’s a sweet tasty treat that can be eaten as a side dish, snacks or as is. It’s simple, quick and delicious. Once you give this a try, you will fall in love with …
Efo Riro – The African Stewed Spinach also popularly known as Efo riro is a one-pot stew with layers of flavor. It requires quite a number of ingredients but little work from the cook putting it all together (as long as you already have all your ingredients prepped).
This Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms recipe makes a decadent side dish. The Mushrooms are sauteed in oil with garlic, onion, seasoning, and herbs and it results in a meaty and rich side dish.
Puff puff is one of our popular street snacks. It’s a no stress snack and also straightforward. The most common type of puff puff is the sweet version but we also have the ”not so sweet version” which is the spicy/savory version. Puff Puff is iconic of most West African countries and it is named differently in different …
This Chocolate marble cake (Swirl Pound Cake) is one of the easiest marble cake you can ever try it comes together pretty fast, and the end product is outstanding. This cake is soft with a delicate crumb, and it will literally melt in your mouth. It is not overly sweet so you can eat it as …
Easy Moist Carrot Cake From Scratch – This homemade carrot loaf cake is a delectable, tasty and mouthwatering dessert. It uses fresh Carrots, walnuts and aromatic spices like Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and cloves. This delicious decadent Carrot cake is anytime indulgence from breakfast Tea to appetizing dessert to birthday cakes to potlucks and the list …
This Chicken bread loaf combines a soft and tender sweet dough with the spicy flavor of Chicken and peppers and wraps it all up in a beautiful yet easy-to-shape braid. Great for breakfast or brunch and you can simply use it to wow the guests at a party.
Easy Vanilla Cupcake recipe from scratch – Who doesn’t love homemade light and fluffy Vanilla cupcakes? Especially when it’s homemade! These vanilla cupcakes are moist, fluffy, and delicious, making them the perfect base for all sorts of mix-ins and frostings. They are just as tasty plain as they are frosted with buttercream or ganache.
This hearty ewa aganyin and it’s sauce is perfect for those who truly enjoy flavorful spicy foods. Made with chilis (Cameroun peppers) and dried red bell peppers (tatashe) with lots of Onions!
Ayamase stew which is also known as Ofada stew or the Nigerian designer stew is one of the numerous stew types we eat in Nigeria. This stew uses a combination of Green colored peppers together with onions and it’s spiced using indigenous ingredients such as the locust bean and this gives it a distinct delicious …
African Yam (fried puna Yam) – delicious crispy coated fries made from African yam. This is a simple dish, but it results in fantastic eating. African Yam (fried puna Yam) This recipe is a twist on the traditional fried yams I grew up with. Then, my mom thought us to sprinkle a bit of salt …
This easy breakfast Honey Butter Toast bread is the perfect answer for the morning rush. The aroma of the bread and butter getting toasted in the toaster is irresistible. This is a recipe my family has fallen in love with over the years. Though it’s a very simple recipe, but it is very satisfying and it …