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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Easy Sunday Recipe.


Try this for Lunch - Pounded plantain served with baby snails and Ponmo sauce





Pounded Plantain
Plantain (ripe and still solid,the over ripe ones will make your meal too sweet and soggy)
Salt
Kitchen mortar and pestle

Method:
Cut your plantain into two or three pieces with the skin on,place in a pot of boiling water and add a little bit of salt. Allow this cook for 10-15 mins(depending on the size of the plantain,15mins is enough time for it to cook through).

Deep a fork through the plantain,if it comes out clean then you know it's ready to be pounded. Peel of the skin and pound the plantain in the mortar(it's important to do this while it's still hot),pound till you have a smooth consistence and the plantain can be scooped into round shapes. Tie in a clean nylon and set aside in a cooler to keep warm.

 Sauce
Unripe rodo (6pcs), Ripe rodo (6/7pcs),ripe tomatoes(2large pcs),onions(optional),palmoil,ponmo,baby snails,salt,seasoning cubes.

Method:
Clean your baby snails with alum or very hot salted water&set aside,clean your ponmo thoroughly and cut into bite size pieces. With a hand grater,give your pepper combo a rough chop then set aside. Place a clean non-stick pan on medium heat,then add two/3serving spoons of good palmoil. 

Soon as it's a bit hot(not smoking hot),pour in your snails and stir fry for 2mins,season and then add your ponmo. Keep stirring around for another 5-8mins then add your roughly chopped pepper,turn down the heat and allow the sauce sizzle slightly for another 15-20mins. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference and it's ready to be served.

Plating: 
Take one of the plantain rounds or balls and place on a flat plate,with a soup spoon(also known as ladle or better still that type of spoon used by northerners for fura). Gently press it into the bowl,to form a little plantain bowl(as seen in the pic below). Serve your sauce in the hole created and garnish with finely chopped rodo/Ugwu. 


Happy Sunday everyone,enjoy


80 comments:

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    1. But what is ripe and unripe rodo? ....and what did u do with the tomatoes?

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    2. The ponmo and snail will just be dancing in one's mouth!!! Drooling already!! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

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    3. Looks good but I'd rather eat with boiled yam. Not the greatest fan of plaintain

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    4. What is rodo?...... is looks yummy

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  2. Will definitely try this but without Palm oil.

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    1. Snails are awesomely delicious! How can you hate them???

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    2. Me too!! I hate snails
      With passion oo.. they'll sat it's very sweet! I'll be like..pls tell me one meat that people eat that isn't sweet? Lol. The pix is nice tho..

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    3. BellaAmaDama Fashion Home22 November 2015 at 12:41

      I am with you on this one. I hate snails with passion.

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    4. Emjay u are missing.dats all I can tell u.

      *scratches head* how can anyone hate snails??

      *scratches hear again* Olori Hun, u said ur fave dish is pap?? Kai...I have bn scratchinga head ever since I heard u say dat o....Kai. and that u hate rice. Olori,do u know that is a sin? It's a big sin to hate rice.

      *whispers* I am craving akpu,dats fuu-fuu with egusi or onugbu soup.cooked on firewood ooo

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    5. Dt pap gist made me laugh, odinma

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  4. Purging food alert. I kinda like it tho.
    But if you were to cook it for 10 people, how do you go about it.


    *Ayah Shehu *

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  5. I don't like ripe plantain, but I like dis picture.

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    1. You can use half ripe or unripe
      I equally don't like ripe plantain, I'l use either half ripe, or unripe.

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  6. Is it weird that I'm a full blooded Nigerian and i hate plantain?.

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  7. I am soo making dis! Thanks baby! And happy Sunday to u!

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  8. This is easy nd yummy will have tried dis bt no mortar will jst jejely prepare my local rice wt Ofada stew

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  9. While on earth would I pound my plantain.

    I love the snail sauce tho.
    I wanna start eating just snail and chicken only. No beef, no goat meat. Pork is out of the question.

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  10. Looks nice, even though I don't like ponmo.
    The plantain is definitely going into a food processor or KA mixer... Thank God for Dunni Obata #DKTriberForLife

    Is the snail going to cook through in 20 mins?

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    1. Yes it wil cook through.as long as d heat is good.it wil.mine does.
      Unless of course u are talking about plentyyyyy snails.

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    2. Help me explain wetin be rodo? Abeg

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    3. TGW, by plenty snail i guess you mean 7000naira snail abi.

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    4. Yes Anony, she meant 7,000 snails. Here, about 5 big pieces is 1,500. If you are cooking for a family of 5 and you want the sauce to last for more than a day, you need more than 7k.

      So yes. It's 7,000 snails that she meant .
      Btw, Have you eaten today?

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  11. I don't have time for this food

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  12. Looks delicious buh I'll pass...

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  13. Good to know there are plantain haters too. I hate ripe plantain esp fried. Makes me nauseous.

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    1. Same same

      .. But like unripe porridge, with shelled periwinkle and dry fish.

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  14. Wow I love this and will def try it out.

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  15. Will try it, it looks good. Nice one

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  16. So what do we do with the ripe and unripe plantain mentioned in the sauce?? I am not tryin this tho.. if person do am I fit chop. M a plantain lover but I cant lift pestle more than 3x

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  17. Superb presentation is the only thing I like here .

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  18. So you will just put snail inside oil and start frying just like that? Aunty you did not tell us when u added tomatos, are sure u prepared this food yourself?

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    1. Lol. You are wicked. Well I'd rather boil a little first before frying and will cut my plantain into fractions. Pounding looks somehow

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    2. Buhahahahaha. This comment gat me cracking bad.

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  19. Hmmm yummy tried pounding plaintain once but ate mine with vegetable soup.nice one

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  20. Hw d hell can u all hate plantain? Mhen u all need t0 see a d0c in 0rder t0 get ur taste buds checked. I can ch0p 0ff ur phalanges c0z 0f plantain mhen. U can break my hat but pleeeeeeaase d0nt steal my plantain, c0z I might send u 0n a private trip t0 HELL

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  21. Snails...nooooooooooooooo.
    Don't do sea foods.

    Thanks for the post dear.

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    1. Warahel??? wait o,lemme make sure I got you. ...You don't do sea food at all?? As in...no fish, crayfish, shrimps,lobsters? ?? Especially fish, how on earth can you not eat fish??? I refuse to accept that. Why, how??? What happened? Who did this to you? ? lol.

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    2. Hahhahaha @ who did dis to u????
      I follow u ask too "XP baby, who did dis to u???

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    3. God!!!. What is this? Soooo of all d people on this blog it is Nwunye General and Sassy Fire that are 'attacking' me bikonu.
      You two? Smh. So unu aga egbuzi onye unu ga eAkwa?(una wan kill person wey una go follow bury?) Hian.

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    4. Please by sea foods I meant crabs and shrimps and periwinkle et al.

      In Mammy Water voice 'does fish eat fish?'
      *** blinking my eyes***
      Wetin sef.

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  22. Why the so much hate on plantain. I can die for plantain especially with beans and jollof rice.

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  23. Can't pound my plantain love them fried..

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  24. How can people hate ripe plantain!
    Unbelievable!!!
    I eat plantain practically almost every day.

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    1. I'm still wondering...plantain is my life.

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  25. Lovely presentation. It looks yummy but ain't got no time to start experimenting with food.

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  26. "Deep a fork"?

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  27. This delicacy is called onunu in kalabari Rivers State! Very lovely food and good for those who wants to add up weight

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  28. Thanks, will definitely give it a try, but will substitute snails for something else..

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  29. Chineke!!! So u just pour raw snail in groundnut oil and start frying????? Na only mature pit bulls go fit chew that snail o.

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