Hope we all had a great weekend.
Rained almost throughout in most parts of Lagos, surely a cup or two of hot chocolate floats was appropriate.
Todays post is quite simple, most of us love Moi-moi but not sure how to make it or how to use leaves. While the one made in foil and plastic containers certainly taste good…..nothing beats the ones made with fresh leaves. Adds a little extra taste to it in my opinion, making it with leaves isn’t that easy so I made a home video showing how to use :-).
4 1/2 cups beans
2 large smoked Titus fish
6 medium red bell peppers (tatashe)
5 scotch bonnets (atarodo)
2 medium onions
1 cup crayfish
6 cups water
2 cooking spoons vegetable oil
3 Maggi cubes
2 Maggi crayfish cubes
3 bunches fresh moi-moi leaves
Salt to taste
Peel the skin of the beans and wash thoroughly.
Wash atarodo,peel onions, wash tatashe and remove all the seeds.
Boils 6 cups of water.
Wash and de-bone smoked fish.
Cut off the stalks of the moi moi leaves, wash them individually and de-vein them wash as shown in the video.
Add onions, crayfish, tatashe and atarodo to the washed beans and grind into a smooth thick paste.
Pour 1 cup of water into a big pot and line the bottom with the stalks from the moi-moi leaves, put it on the smallest burner and reduce the heat.
Mix the moi-moi to the right consistency as shown in the video, with the 5 cubes of seasoning, oil, water and smoked fish.
Wrap moi-moi in leaves individially and place in pot with hot water.
Add 1/2 cup of water every 10 minutes. Don’t allow the water dry out and at the same time don’t flood it with too much water at once.
Let it steam for 45minutes to 1hour.
Serve hot with pap, oats, custard or ijebu garri ;-).
Enjoy! Azu :-).