Get this homemade Nkwobi recipe
Nkwobi is made with cooked cow foot mixed in spicy palm oil paste.
Get the recipe below:
Cow foot (cut into sizeable pieces)
1 tablespoon powdered edible potash (Akanwu/Kaun/Keun)
1 teaspoon ground Ehu seeds (Calabash Nutmeg)
2 tablespoons ground crayfish
Habanero Pepper (Atarodo)
1 medium onion
Salt (to taste)
Onion & Utazi leaves (For garnishing)
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Step 1: Put the powdered potash into a bowl. Add a small quantity of water and stir well. Pass it through a fine sieve and set the liquid aside.
Step 2: Cut 1 onion into 4 big chunks, Pound the pepper with a mortar and pestle. Grind the crayfish, Crack and remove the outer shell of the ehu then grind with a dry mill.
Step 3: Wash and put the cow foot chunks in a pot, add your seasoning powder and the chunks of onion.
Add a small quantity of water and start cooking at medium heat till well cooked. Add just enough water to prevent burning as you cook. There should not be any stock in the pot when the meat is done.
Step 4: While the meat is cooking, pour the palm oil into a clean dry pot, pour in the sieved potash mixture into the oil.
Stir with a wooden spatula as you pour the potash. You'll notice the palm oil would begin to curdle and turn yellow.
Keep stirring till all the oil has turned yellow, add the ground crayfish, pepper and ehu seeds. Stir very well.
Step 5: When the meat is done, add salt, stir and cook until all the water has dried. Add the well-done cow foot to the palm oil paste and stir very well with the wooden spatula.
Put it back on the stove/cooker and heat until the Nkwobi is piping hot. Keep stirring it to ensure it does not burn.
Step 6: To prepare the garnish, cut the onions into rings and cut the utazi leaves into long thin slices. Serve the Nkwobi in a wooden mortar or you can serve nicely on a plate.
Add the thin slices of the utazi leaves and onion rings on top for the full effects.
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