Yeah, I recently discovered that i ENJOY cooking. I dont like washing up later oh. Kai, I remember how that can cause kwanta in my house...I no like to dey wash plate at allllllllllll. But anyways im learning, if I have to make that someone a lucky man, ive got to be hardworking. We all know that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach( there are other shortcuts my dear, but today is not the day to elaborate on those shotcuts...lol)

Anyways,Ive been trying my hands on new dishes so Ive made a pact with myself to learn and share the recipee for making a new dish each week (so help me God!). If you have suggestions on making a meal more interesting, please feel very free to place your suggestion as I am looking forward hearing your views. For this week its going to be EFO RIRO, which is a delicacy from the western part of Nigeria. Looks yummy right? tastes better too (wink).
This hallmarks of this meal is that it is filled with assortments of fish, meat, seafood,and vegetables that make your taste buds very very happy!.

  • Assorted parts of meat (kidney, liver, saki, pomo, cowleg, bokoto (ati be be lo)
  • Stock fish that has been pre soaked....so that it wont taste like ehn...sawdust!
  • Smoked fish (i particularly love dem for soakin garri)
  • Bush meat (if you can find some sha, ive been tempted to use my neighbours rabbit :)
  • Crab (i looooooove crabs....too bad they are so expensive)
  • Snails (please wash 'em properly, there is nothing more irritating than slippery snail)
  • Grounded crayfish (either in big chunks or smoothly blended)
  • Fresh pepper
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Spinach, soko, ugu vegetables
  • Onions
  • Palm oil
  • iru (nasty smelling stuff, but wonderful in soups)
  • Salt
  • Maggi

  • Place the washed assorted meat in a pot of water or the stock you have
  • Season with salt, add ground pepper and boil fro 30 minutes until tender
  • Add smoked fish, Stock fish, crab, snail and cook for another 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and place in a clean bowl
  • Wipe the pot out and pour in the palm oil
  • Heat up the oil
  • Blend the tomatoes, pepper and onions, add to hot oil and stir for 10 minutes
  • Add tomato puree and cook fro 5 minutes until well blended
  • Add cooked meats, crayfish, and some more stock or water
  • Simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add vegetables and cook for 3 minutes
  • Use caution in applying seasoning, I usually do mine at the end cos usually my stock is seasoned...dont want to over 'maggify' the soup.
  • Serve with pounded yam, eba, rice, unripe plantain, semovita, fufu.
Enjoy your meal...xxx!


  1. You didnt say when to put the iru in? Followed the "aya mase" recipe and loved it!

  2. sooooo gonna try this. my mouth actually watered.

  3. hi, new to the site, thanks.

  4. I'm going to the market now, gonna treat my family to efo riro


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