We love holidays. Any excuse to stay home and enjoy is welcome. Well, Easter is here again, at least, it will be here in a few days. As we make plans to celebrate this season of sacrifice by inviting friends and family to wine and dine with us, here are a few meals that will spice up your celebration.
White Rice and Chicken Vegetable Sauce
If you’re “Madam Rice and Tomato Stew every Sunday,” your children said I should tell you to give them something different this Easter. O gini di? Haven’t you heard that variety is the spice of life? Please cook chicken sauce for a change. Chicken Sauce is also called Gravy Sauce, Vegetable or Curry Sauce. It is made from salad ingredients. It will jazz up your white rice and make the Easter Dinner special.
Davido’s million dollar soup is a must-have this season. Show love to your family. Prepare ofe nsala with fresh fish or chicken. Serve it with pounded yam. Your loved ones will definitely thank you for it.
This is also called ‘point and kill’. It’s a weekend favourite for bar regulars. But it can be prepared at home if you have an oven. This is one delicacy we enjoy when my siblings and I are at home for festivities. I think of it as a family bonding meal because we always buy big ones and we all dig in while drinking, gisting, laughing and having fun. So try barbequed catfish this weekend. It is tasty, hot, spicy and finger-licking good.
This one is a winner, any day, any time. You can prepare it with cow leg, catfish, goat meat or chicken. All that pepper and meat will spice up your weekend.
If you’ve never eaten this delicacy, know say you dey dull yourself. This is a delicious meal that you can put together in twenty five minutes or less. Tomato is optional when this meal is concerned. It’s mostly curry and vegetables. The fresher the cooked veggies, the better.
Chicken and Chips
Life is good, my people. It’s not a joke. This nutritious fast food is perfect for this season. If you’re looking for a tasty, sharp-sharp food that can be used for breakfast or supper, try chicken and chips.
Yam Vegetable (Ji Agwolu Agwo)
You know, when it comes to festivities, some people are strictly traditional. Their food no dey pass rice, salad and chicken. If you are a member of this club, I hail you oh! But if you want something deliciously different, then try ji agwolu agwo. It is easy to cook. Boil yam. Rinse and steam your vegetable then pound it alongside pepper, crayfish, onions, locust bean (the wrapped one popularly used by Ndi Anambra in Onugbu Soup). Saute ugba in bleached palm oil. Then pour the Ugba and palm oil over the yam and vegetable. Call and thank me later. Lol.
For Ndi Anambra and all lovers of the African breadfruit, the ukwa porridge should make the Easter menu. It’s the season for it; this food is a perfect replacement for the usual Sunday Rice.
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