Coconut rice 


ingredients 

1 big coconut (cut into chunks) 

2 atarodo (chopped) 

1 onion (chopped) 

2 green bell peppers (chopped) 

4stock cubes 

2 cups rice 

                       Procedure 

-Parboil and wash rice, drain and set aside. 

-cut coconut into chunks, pour into a blender, add 2 cups of  hot water and blend till soft. 

-using a siever with tiny holes, sieve out and discard the chaff. 

-now bring coconut milk to boil, add stock cubes and salt to taste. 

-add Parboiled rice,onion  stir and cook till soft on medium heat, add water if the coconut milk will not be enough to cook the rice. 

-when it’s almost done add atarodo/scotch bonnet, green bell pepper and allow to steam on low heat for 5mins. 

-serve with sauce, stew, vegetable sauce of choice enjoy. 

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Ground/minced meat kebabs 

Ground/minced  beef kebabs 

Ingredients 

500g ground beef/minced meat 

2 tbsp bread crumbs 

2 tbsp parsley leaves 

1 chopped onion 

2 grated atarodo 

3 stock cubes (powder) 

Half tsp black pepper 

Half tsp white pepper 

1 fresh  garlic clove (grated) 

1 fresh ginger strand  (grated) 

         Procedure 

-In a bowl mix all the ingredients to incoperate very well  

-refrigerate for 1 hour 

-Soak skewers in cold water for 20 mins and rinse properly 

-now scoop some amount of ground /minced meat in your palms. 

-thread minced meat /ground beef onto skewers pressing against carefully into a long roll of minced /ground beef. 

-arrange on oven tray(if you are using the oven tray spray some little amount of vegetable oil),  or place foil papers on the tray before arranging. 

-now place into the griller and grill for 20 mins turning both sides at intervals. 

-serve with spaghetti, rice etc 

Meat balls 

Looking for what to pair with spaghetti… Here is your answer 

Ingredients 

450g minced meat /ground beef 

2 scotch bonnet/atarodo (blended) 

2 spoons full bread crumbs 

Quarter cup vegetable oil 

3 fresh garlic cloves (grated) 

1 fresh ginger root (grated) 

Small bunch parsley leafs or 2 spoons full parsley flakes 

2 crushed stock cubes 

1/2 tsp white pepper 

1 tsp curry powder 

1 egg

1 tsp thyme 

Salt to taste 

           Procedure 

Season minced meat with grated garlic, ginger, stock cubes, thyme, curry powder, scotch bonnet,parsley leafs /parsley flakes  and salt to taste and mix properly. 

Add bread crumbs and egg to the minced meat and mix properly. 

Roll minced meat with your palms to acquire small balls of seasoned minced meat. 

Heat the vegetable oil in a non sticky frying pan 

Arrange meat balls on the pan carefully and fry on both sides until meat is well fried on a low heat.  

Now remove from the oil and place in a colander And allow to cool down while you prepare tomato sauce. 

     

To prepare meat balls sauce 

Procedure 

Heat a quarter cup of vegetable oil and the oil residue from the meat balls (that is the oil you used in frying the meat balls before)  in a pot, add 1 diced onion then add blended tomatoes into the pot of oil also. 

Now add little potash or baking powder to get rid of the sour taste from tomatoes.  stir fry on medium heat for 15mins or untill the oil puree settles at the top of the pot. 

Now add stock cubes, grated fresh garlic and fresh ginger, curry, and little parsley leaves. 

Stir fry for another 5mins. 

Now carefully drop meat balls into the pot of tomato sauce and carefully stir to combine. 

Allow to simmer on low heat for 15mins. 

Turn off the cooker an serve with spaghetti, rice etc.