Afang Soup: A Delicious Ibibio Vegetable Stew

Afang soup, eaten by Efik and Ibibio people of Nigeria is a delicious stew made with Afang leaves and a leafy vegetable called waterleaf or malabar spinach.

Nigerian Afang soup, eaten by Efik and Ibibio people of Nigeria is a delicious stew made with Afang leaves and a leafy vegetable locally called waterleaf.

If you have been following yummy medley for a while, and have managed to escape a trip to your African market, this Afang soup recipe is going to push you to go there, and trust me, this dish is worth the trip. Get on google and look up “African grocery stores near me”, and get ready to take a trip to flavortown. For Africans already familiar with African grocery stores, or for those who live in the great continent already, this for you should be a simple trip for you, now let’s jump into my delicious Afang Soup recipe.

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.

Cameroonian Fish Rolls

Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside; these scrumptious fish rolls are a great Cameroonian snack that goes perfect with tea.

Cameroonian Fish Rolls - Plated and Ready

When I had fish rolls as a kid they sucked! My mom never made fish rolls, and the ones that I bought from street vendors and fancy restaurants sucked! Then I grew up and made friends from Cameroon that made awesome fish rolls; nothing like what I had as a kid. A perfect combination of a crisp and light crust with a savory fish filling. Let me tell you the story of how I shifted from hating fish rolls and share the recipe that made me fall in love with them.

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