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4 Snack Recipes for NIGERIAN EVENTS.

The planning of events can never be complete without preparations for small chops, food and drinks in Nigeria. No even try am, lol. Everyone would disappear before you even know whats happening. Like seriously? Tell me you never went for that owambe hoping for the sweet small chops. Oh well,i don’t think any event can be done without at least some snack. This is why i have done some research and have brought to you recipes for some small chops as it is called in Nigeria.

So, without further ado lets get into the matter proper.I would be giving recipes for The following snack;

A. Samosa

B. Spring rolls

C. Mini sausage Rolls and last but not the least,

D. Asun; (Spicy barbecued Goat meat)

SAMOSA

This recipe if for 16 of these.

INGREDIENTS

The Dough:

  1. 120g flour.
  2. 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  3. A pinch of salt
  4. Half Teaspoon of spice( thyme or any other one of your choice)
  5. Warm water

The Fillings:

  1. 2 medium Irish potatoes
  2. 2 handfuls of green peas
  3. 1 large carrot
  4. 200g minced beef(meat)
  5. 2 cooking spoons of vegetable oil
  6. Stock cubes
  7. 1 stalk of spring onion (cut into thin circles)
  8. 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  9. Salt and ground pepper (to taste)
  10. 1 pinch of garlic powder(optional)
  11. Feel free to customize to your taste but the classic Indian samosa must contain Irish potatoes and green peas.

STEPS IN MAKING SAMOSA

Filling:

STEP 1; Wash and peal the Irish potatoes and carrots.Dice into tiny bits,add green peas.Add a little salt and cook for about 5 minutes.Take off the heat once the get soft and set aside.

STEP 2; Slice onions in circles. set aside.

STEP 3; Heat up vegetable oil in a small pot, add the onions, curry and garlic powder,and stir for a few seconds.

STEP 4; Add the minced meat and stir-fry until it turns to a pale color.

STEP 5; Add stock cubes,pepper and salt to taste.

STEP 6; Add the cooked vegetables and mix together or medium head for about 3 minutes.

Dough:

STEP 1; Pour flour into a medium mixing bowl

STEP 2; Add warm water, salt and vegetable oil. Mix until you have a smooth, stretchy dough.

STEP 3; Cover mixture with an air tight plastic wrap and leave to breathe for 15 minutes, then knead the dough to make it more stretchy.

STEP 4; Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of about 2-3mm.

STEP 5; Cut the dough in circles.You can use the tip of a round glass bowl if you do not have a circular dough cutter.

STEP 6; Cut those circles in two equal halves and smudge water on the straight part of the semi-circular dough. Don’t close it yet.

STEP 7; Put a spoonful of the filling into the dough. Repeat until all the dough is finished. Heat up vegetable oil in medium heat.

STEP 8; Make sure the oil is not too hot for it.Fry until the color changes to light brown.

STEP 9; Piece the fried samosa on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

Serve on paper plate or tray with other small chops.(Reference: Www.Guardian.ng)

SPRING ROLLS

This recipe makes 4.

INGREDIENTS

  1. Glass noodles 100g
  2. Carrot 2 each, roughly grated
  3. White cabbage 200g,Finely grated
  4. Bean sprout 200g
  5. Garlic 2 cloves, Finely chopped
  6. Sesame oil 30ml
  7. Soy sauce to taste
  8. Spring roll pastry 20 sheets

NOTE

Preparation time= 30min

Cooking time= 20min

 

STEPS IN MAKING SPRING ROLLS

STEP 1; Start cooking the noodles according to the directions on the package

STEP 2; Mix together the carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts,garlic & oil

STEP 3; Drain the noodles and out them into 4cm long pieces and add them to the mixture

STEP 4; Remove one spring roll sheet from the pile and place on the work surface. Spread 30ml of filling in the midddle

STEP 5; Fold over the sides and roll up

STEP 6; Fry spring rolls in hot oil for 4-5mins until golden brown

STEP 7; Dry on kitchen paper

STEP 8; If desired serve the spring rolls with soy sauce

(Reference: www.finedininglovers.com)

MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS

This recipe is for 16 mini sausage rolls.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 300g beef mince
  2. 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 carrot,peeled,grated
  4. 1 egg,lightly beaten
  5. 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley leaves,chopped
  6. 1\2 Teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  7. 1\2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
  9. 1 Teaspoon milk
  10. Tomato sauce, to serve

 

NOTE

Preparation time= 20mins

Cooking time= 20mins

STEPS IN MAKING MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS

STEP 1; Preheat oven to 220c.Line a baking tray with baking paper

STEP 2; Combine mince,onion,carrot,egg,parsley,dried herbs and pepper in a large bowl.Mix until well combined. Cut pastry sheets in half .

STEP 3; Shape one-quarter of the mince mixture into a sausage and place along 1 long edge of pastry.Roll up pastry to en dose mince mixture. Cut roll into 4.Place, seam side down. On prepared tray.Repeat with remaining  mince mixture and pastry.

STEP 4; Brush sausage roll top with milk.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and puffed.Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

(Reference: www.taste.com)

ASUN

Asun is a yoruba delicacy you will often see amongst other small chops at every owambe.

It is simply grilled\barbecued goat meat with so much pepper.Usually prepared same way as the Nigerian peppered Gizzard.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1.2kg (2.6lbs) goat meat (cut with the skin)
  2. 2 habanero peppers (or to your taste)
  3. 1 medium onion
  4. 3 big stock cubes
  5. 1 teaspoon thyme
  6. Salt (to taste)
  7. 1 Cooking spoon vegetable oil
  8. Black pepper(optional)
  9. 1 medium onion
  10. 1 small green bell pepper
  11. 1 small red bell pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Cut the goat meat into big chunks.Make sure you cut the chunks with the goat skin.If the skin is not there ,it wont be the real deal.
  2. Wash and put the goat meat chunks.In a bowl.
  3. Add the thyme and black pepper; crush and add the stockcubes.Feel free to add other spices and ingredients that you use to marinate meat.
  4. Mix the spices and the goat meat by gently rubbing with your hands.
  5. Cover the bowl with a thin film.Put in the fridge and leave to marinate for about 1hour.
  6. You can skip the marinating process and go straight to cooking the goat meat is you want to.
  7. Pound or blitz the habanero (Scotch bunnet) peppers and set aside.
  8. Cut 1 onion into 4 big chunks.

 

STEPS IN MAKING ASUN

STEP 1; After about 1 hour or the number of hours you chose to marinate the goat meat, put the meat in a pot. Use a pressure cooker if you have one because goat meat is quite tough and you will save lots of gas and electricity.

STEP 2; Pour water to just half of the level of the goat meat, add the big chunk of onion and start cooking at medium heat. You do not want a lot of water because you want the water to dry up by the time the goat meat is well done.

STEP 3; When the goat meat is well done, remove the big chunks of onions and add salt to taste.

STEP 4; Increase the heat to high and stir constantly till all the remaining liquid in the pot is absorbed.You don’t want to lose any flavor by pouring the goat meat stock.

STEP 5; Lay the goat meat flat on your oven rack.

STEP 6; Grill\Broil in the oven at 180c or 350F till the meat is brown all over.You will need to turn them from time to time. The meat should not be dry.This takes a maximum of 15minutes.

STEP 7; While you are grilling the meat,wash,cut and thread the green bell pepper, red bell pepper and the remaining onion on tooth picks.

STEP 8; When the meat is well grilled \broiled.Heat the vegetable oil in a dry clean put.

STEP 9; Add the pepper and the thick stock from cooking the meat (if any) and fry for a bit.

STEP 10; Add the grilled goat meat.

STEP 11; Stir very well till the pepper is evenly distributed on the goat meat.The vegetable oil ensures that this happens and gives the Asun a nice glow.

STEP 12; Finito! now serve with the threaded vegetables along side other chops for your guests enjoyment.

 

Done, i hope you find these recipes handy and get to enjoy these treats with your guests.Comment below if you’d want more recipe posts, kindly suggest what snack\s or food\s you would want me to give recipes for .Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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