Monday, September 20, 2010

Moin Moin. Nigerian Food.

Moin Moin


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

Adjust seasoning

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.


cutiekleen said...

Tantalising... is this moin moin baked? pls post recipe

Shubby Doo said...
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Shubby Doo said...

that moin moin looks too pretty to eat...what are the yellow bits?

Olayinka Ademuyiwa said...

lovely! how did you get it to rise in spite of so many "embellishments"???

Nena said...

I love it, what about the nutmeg though what is it's purpose??
I've also been thinking about steaming in ramekins what do you think?

Ola said...

Thanks everybody.

@Olayinka, I used the steam method. Steaming protects your food and in most cases, the shape look and texture is preserved.
@ Any kind of steaming.
Nutmeg is not only a spice, it's a great food enhancer, a dash of nutmeg and clove powder makes a lot of difference.

Iyabo said...

I just happened to google moin moin images and stumbled upon your blog. (your moin moin was the prettiest)

I'm a certified food whore and I believe I've found my kin...

Loving your blog!

Emostheosalēthēs said...

Hello, what is the serving size for this recipe. How many people can this serving size feed?

Thank you.