Monday, September 20, 2010
Moin Moin. Nigerian Food.
1lb Beans (Black eye peas or local Nigerian beans) Skinned and blended
1 red bell pepper (Tatase)
½ Habanero (Ata Rodo)
½ cup sliced onion
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 cup sliced boiled eggs
1 cup diced smoked leg of turkey
3 tablespoon melted butter
Salt to taste
½ cup of stock or water
Blend beans, stock or water, red bell pepper , onion, and habanero in a blender or food processor
In a bowl, season and mix together blended beans with salt, Italian seasoning, chipotle powder and onion powder
Add and stir in melted butter
Add and gently mix in sliced boiled eggs and diced smoked leg of turkey
Portion out mixture in baking or steaming dishes
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes or till done or steam for 45-1 hour
Note- Add water or stock according to desired thickness
I prefer steaming because overcooking and burning is easily avoided and most importantly, the end product is always fresh looking and yummy.
To get that fresh and yummy look, I prefer steaming in plastic containers, this method protects the moin moin and you also get a nice and clean sizable loaf shape.
If you’re steaming in plastic, cover with aluminum foil before placing in steaming pot and cover the steaming pot itself.
I also used smoked turkey legs instead of corned beef, this adds a clean, sweet and smoky flavor.
Spices like onion powder and chipotle powder are great food enhancers and should really be considered when preparing many of our local dishes.