A happening Nigerian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn. I heard so much about this place, I made sure that I went to experience Buka for myself. A cozy restaurant that immediately reminded me about my roots. Once inside you can hear the afrobeat Rhythms in the background, i felt Nigeria . I immediately spotted the “Danfo” bus, and mimicked bus drivers from back at home lol. “Oshodi, next stop!!” I ordered the fish and Jollof. Honestly the Jollof lacked key ingredients and the fish was just a fish ready to be eaten. It was a slight downfall to my expectation, but you can’t judge a whole restaurant off of one plate. I was able to sneak a couple bites of my boyfriends ogbono soup and pounded yam, pretty yummy. The staff and waiters were pretty nice. Overall my score for this restaurant is a 6/10. If your looking for a Nigerian food spot with the perfect Nigerian Vibes, visit Buka, you won’t be disappointed.
Month: February 2017
Suya,Suya!! What is Suya ? Some are wondering. Suya is a type of spicy meat on a skewer . Most people use beef or chicken to make Suya. Suya spice is a special blend of peppers and spices. The combination of all the spices is heavenly. Aunthentic Suya spice contains some local herbs straight from the motherland.
I was tired of going to the African store and buying suya spice, that was so bland. Through frustrations I was inspired to make my own authentic Suya spice. After conducting research, traveling back to Nigeria to get some ingredients, and many failed errors and trials, I finally invented my own Suya spice!
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1 lb of beef (eye round , stew meat, or chuck )
1/2 cup of KegosKitchen Suya spice
1/2 cup of oil
Pan with a wire rack (or cover baking sheet with foil)
Pre soak skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
Chop up beef into thin pieces, as pictured above
Pat dry beef with paper towel.
Sprinkle meat with oil and mix well.
Begin to string about 4 pieces of meat on a skewer.
Pour Suya spice on a flat plate.
Begin to dab each skewers in the Suya spice making sure to cover all areas of the meat.
When done place meat on baking sheet or wire rack.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and flip over. Bake again for another 20 minutes.
Lastly Broil (500 degrees ) the Suya for 3 minutes to achieve that smokey grill taste.
Sprinkle extra Suya spice on top, and garnish with chopped onions and tomatoes. Enjoy 👌🏾
Jollof with a hint of coconut is amazing. This recipe is my everyday go to method to making coconut jollof.
1 can of coconut milk
4 cups of parboiled rice
5-7 roman tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
1 red bell pepper
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1 tbsp of ginger
2 maggi cubes
1 tsp of thyme
1 tsp of curry
3 tbsp of mince ginger
1 TBsp of crayfish
1 tsp of red peper
2 lbs of boiled meat
2 cups of meat stock
Blend you tomatoes, habanero, and red bell peper and set aside
In a pot begin to fry in oil your tomamto paste, ginger, and onions, for about 2-3 mins. Once onions are semi-burnt pour in tomato mixture.
Cover and fry the tomato mixture for about 20 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the stew becomes thicker. ( Add in curry, maggi, thyme, nutmeg,bay leaf and ginger )
Next add in coconut milk and meat stock, mix throughly.
** Tip ** make sure you wash your rice with cold water about 3 times
Your sauce should have a orange look to it, this is fine lol taste and adjust as needed
Add in rice, the mixture of stew and rice should be equal.
Place stove of low low heat and cover and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.
You may notice that it is beginning to burn, this is normal lol.
If more liquid is needed add in a 1/2 cup of water, if not proceed to the next step.
Cover pot with a piece of foil, making sure to seal all openings.
Cook for another 10 minutes until done .
Cajun Alfredo Wings
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner!! If you are hosting a party or invited to one, this recipe will really take the party to another level. These wings are so yummy I can’t even describe them.
2 lbs of chicken wings
1.5 cups of whipping cream
1 cup of parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
3 tbsp a of butter
2 tbsps of garlic
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp of garlic powder
1tsp of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp of paprika
Preheat oven to 365. Season chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and season all spice.
Bake for 45 mins -55 mins.
Meanwhile in a pan melt buter, add in minced garlic.
Next add in whipping cream, continue to mix, keeping heat on medium low heat.
Next add in Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, continue to turn mixture, while it becomes thickened.
Add nutmeg, garlic , cayenne pepper, and paprika . Cook for 2 minutes then turn off the heat .
Take Alfredo sauce and pour over wings. Place wings back in oven, broil for 3-5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped parsley and Parmesan. Enjoy