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‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
plantains? If you are one of those that do, I’m sure after this post that’d be
a thing of the past.
Ukpo Ogede “Plantain Moi moi” is a popular dish in the eastern
part of Nigeria. it’s a sweet savory steamed dish made with over ripe plantains
especially those with black skins (As long as it isn’t rotten on the inside) so
they don’t go to waste. To make it less sweet and to thicken a little bit,
Unripe plantain flour is usually added to achieve this. Plantains contain a
high amount of dietary fiber, vitamin C , vitamin A, B-complex vitamins,
folates, niacin, riboflavin and thiamine and also adequate levels of minerals
such as iron, magnesium, Potassium, and phosphorous which has so many
Nutritional health benefits in the body.
exact type of Over ripe plantain usually used for this dish
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25-30mins
bonnets “Ata Rodo “
spoons Palm Oil
1 Smoked fish – Optional but worth it
• Uma Leaves / Aluminium Foil / Plastic moi moi bowls / Moi moi tins. For this, i used Queen cup cake
tins to steam the moi moi but in the video, i made use of Uma leaves.
water and a foam sponge. Cut off the stalk (you’d need it) and set both the
leaves and the stalk aside. If you are using plastic plates or moi moi tins, wash and set aside.
• For the smoked fish, Wash and remove the bones from the fish. Shred and
small bits – Set Aside
Step 2: Wash the Scotch bonnets and Onion, place in the blender. Add a
little water, just enough to make the blades move and blend till smooth. Add
the diced ripe plantains and blend till smooth – Set aside
flour into a Medium sized bowl, add a little water and stir into a thick paste.
Add the Salt, Crayfish, Shredded smoked fish, Seasoning cube and Gently pour
the Blended plantain mixture into the bowl and mix thoroughly. Finally, add the
Palm oil and stir to incorporate the mixture.
the uma leaves to form a stick bed. Add Some water just enough to reach the
level of the sticks in the pot.
Step 5: Get two uma leaves and fold into the conical moi moi shape. Fold the end of the cone and scoop
spoons full of the plantain mixture into the uma leaves. Seal and place the
wraps on top of the sticks within the pot. Cover the pot with about two
are using other containers such as cup cake tins, you wouldn’t need to arrange
the stalk in the pot as a base. Just scoop the plantain mixture into the tins,
cover with a foil paper and place in the pot. Add just enough water halfway
through the first layer of the tins within the pot. Cover the pot and place on
minutes while adding water intermittently during the time frame.
Step 7: To check if it’s done, insert a knife through one of the wraps
and if it comes out clean it’s done. Turn off the burner and serve.
This meal can be served with pap/ akamu, Custard, Oats or any Beverage