Who’s For A Recipe? Native Jollof Rice from K’s Cuisine

I’m a member of a VERY active food group on Facebook called “So You Think You Can Cook?” and once in a while a picture or recipe will capture my imagination, this recipe from K’s Cuisine caught my attention.

I can cook jollof rice with the best of them but sometimes I try new ways of preparing it to make it a little more interesting as contrary to popular belief it is cooked differently across West Africa. I usually make my Jollof rice in the “party style” but this native style was new to me and I was excited to try it at home, I have had it at events but never homemade.

Here’s a picture of the end result, I didn’t include all the fish, although I did include the dried crayfish. I was having a “Meatless Monday” so baked my plantain to be even healthier and had Brussels sprouts instead of meat (I love sprouts so I was in heaven).

Native Style Jollof Rice

Native Style Jollof Rice

I have to give this recipe a BIG THUMBS up! It was delicious, and made a change from the usual style of jollof that I’m used to. I adapted the recipe to suit my taste, but that’s because I am a confident cook, if this is your first time try your best to follow the recipe as closely as possible.

Please be sure to visit K’s Cuisine’s site for the full recipe here: http://kscuisine.com/2014/04/native-jollof-rice-concoction/

Tasty Tapas at The Meson Don Felipe Restaurant

Tapas and I have a good relationship. Why? Because they ensure that I maintain good food-sharing skills with good friends and relatives! It’s something I’ve been working on for a while and with the help of good tapas I’ve been successful (I think).

I had the chance to visit a wonderful authentic Tapas Restaurant near Waterloo thanks to a great friend of mine. Meson Don Felipe is the kind of place that you can imagine finding on a street in Seville or Barcelona, such is the rustic nature of the interior of this delightful establishment.

We orders Langostinos aioli (Mediterranean prawns with garlic mayonnaise), Tortillas (Spanish omelettes), Calabacines rellanos (Courgettes filled with mushrooms and cheese sauce), Tabla de Quesos (Cheese board) and a raspberry cheesecake. The tapas are made using fresh, high quality ingredients and the portions sizes are generous and went perfectly with the house red we ordered. I particularly loved the prawns, which were huge and delicious, the Aioli sauce was a perfect accompaniment to them. The cheese board was my next best part of the meal, I just love cheese…I don’t know why but I do. This board included manchego, Idiazabal and Picos Blue served with grapes and quince jelly. It was just wonderful.

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Meson Don Felipe is a lovely family run business that deserves it’s reputation for having some of the best tapas in Waterloo.

Perfect for:

  • Date Night
  • Evening with friends

http://www.mesondonfelipe.com/