Easter celebration may not be as loud as Christmas but it is a big deal in Christendom. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very essence of Christianity. So, at Easter, we renew our hope of victory over sin even as we celebrate the gift of eternal life which is automatically received through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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In some cultures, foods like an egg that symbolise fertility or new birth are used to portray Christ’s new birth through resurrection. In Nigeria, we don’t associate specific foods with the Easter season. But we plan our menu to include some of our traditional festive delicacies and our food interests as well. For this Easter celebration, here are some foods that you can include in your Easter menu:
This food can be adapted to suit your needs. If you pair it with pap, oatmeal, custard, it can serve as breakfast for you and your family. But if you’d rather snack on it or serve it as finger food, it will work well too. In case you don’t know, ojojo is made from blended water yam. It is delicious, easy to prepare and best served hot.
If you want a simple but incredibly moist cake this Easter, then, go for coconut cake. Coconut cakes are known for their irresistible flavour and delicious taste. They are festive too. So, head out and buy some coconut cake ingredients. I can assure you that it will be one of your best desserts this season.
It’s not every time Ofe Egusi and Ofe Ogbono. The calculations wey you don do on top that money for soup don do. Live a little; every soup is not meant to last for a week. Cook Fisherman’s Soup for a change. Your family will appreciate every taste of the seafood goodness that is this soup.
This meal is a festive delight. Nigerian Salad is nutrient-dense, rich and filling. It’s so versatile that it can serve as an appetizer, main dish or dessert. It can also be paired with any rice dish or chicken.
What shall it profit you to celebrate Easter and not eat peppered snail? This finger food is a great source of protein. It is tasty too. Just buy some snails, clean them properly, boil and mix them in spicy and delicious pepper sauce.
White Rice and Fish Sauce
Our celebrations in Naija will be incomplete without rice of any sort. But we must not always celebrate with fried rice or tomato stew. Not when we have other interesting options. Fish sauce is a pepper-based sauce that is as flavourful as it’s easy to prepare. You can prepare it with fresh fish, smoked fish or both.
Coconut Fried Rice
This rice delicacy is bae. It looks like fried rice and tastes like coconut rice. So, go ahead and wow your family by preparing coconut fried rice for them.
I hope you and your family will love these appetizing meals. Happy Easter in advance.
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