Coconut Seafood Fried Rice: A Tasty Seafood Medley

This fisherman’s fried rice recipe is a delicious seafood medley made with rice, coconut milk and fresh seafood from the day’s catch.

Coconut Seafood Fried Rice (Fisherman’s Rice) - beautiful overhead shot of the entire fried rice in a wok with coconut husks on the side

I am a coastal girl. I grew up close to fishermen’s markets, and they always had their fresh catch for sale everyday. While there was no lack of customers looking to buy the fresh seafood on offer, there were usually leftovers from the day’s catch. Typically, leftover seafood is smoked and dried to prolong its shelf life, and is later sold to use in local stews and soups. Sometimes however, fishermen just ate the leftover catch of the day, especially if there was an abundance of smoked or dried seafood. This coconut seafood fried rice recipe is a rendition of one of the delicious meals that could be made with the daily leftover catch.

Nigerian Spinach Stew: Yoruba Style

This spinach stew locally known as “Efo Riro” is guaranteed to be one of the most savory and delicious spinach recipes you will ever taste!

Spinach Stew: Yoruba Style - Dished and ready to eat with fish and a starch or rice

I’m sure most of us have already come up with (and hopefully not yet broken) some new year resolutions. If you’re like me, the majority of your new year resolutions tend to focus on a more healthy lifestyle. One specific resolution I made this year was to eat more vegetables in 2015, I even bought a squash the other day… (still not sure what I’ll be making with it, but more on that later). One of my favorite vegetables is spinach, and though that word sometimes triggers distasteful memories of its bland taste usually unmasked by boring recipes, or disguised in green smoothies, allow me to introduce you to a very common Nigerian recipe that will change the way you feel about this vegetable forever! This spinach stew locally known as “Efo Riro” is guaranteed to be one of the most savory and delicious spinach recipes you will ever taste.

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