There’s nothing like the perfect recipe to give your date a food gasm they would never forget. You may have already stolen their heart but who says a second theft is wrong.
For an unforgettable experience, taking the date home can be more memorable for the pair of you lovebirds. However, there’s a clause to this, and that’s the necessity of your kitchen expertise. It’s paramount you know how to at least boil water without burning the pot before you begin.
Okay, that’s a tad bit over the top, but knowing your way around the kitchen would give you the confidence you need to go through any recipe. For the sake of a quick and pressure-free date night, we have the easiest recipes for you.
If you end up adding too much salt to a meal, you may end up losing that heart-stealing opportunity. Whoever said, ‘the way to a man’s heart is his belly’ isn’t wrong. The same thing goes for a woman. When you bring the date home, it needs to be worth it.
Candles lit, music playing in the background, sexy outfit on, but what’s that smell from the kitchen? If you go by our five amazing Nigerian recipes, you would end up stealing that heart faster than you think. Nigerian food is diverse because of her rich culture and many tribes. Rather than stick to one particular tribe, here are recipes that just about anyone would love.
If Nigerian Jollof rice isn’t part of this recipe, then sue us now! (Just kidding!!!)
1. Yam pottage
If you’re not a fan of yam you can use potatoes or plantain. Yam Pottage, also known as Asaro can be made in many ways. While some choose to add vegetables to theirs, others would rather wing it. This is perfect for your dinner table because it’s super yummy and easy to make. Why the yam is boiling, you can cuddle in front of the television.
2. Pepper soup
Is it a cold night and you want to stay warm and cozy under a blanket? Then you can prepare a steaming pot of pepper soup. Anyone who hears the name of this meal worries that it’s just a plate of water and pepper. But if you’ve ever tried any of its varieties (catfish pepper soup, chicken pepper soup or beef pepper soup) then you know it’s heavenly.
3. Nigerian Jollof Rice
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with Nigerian Jollof rice. It is simply rice made with tomatoes, chilli pepper, onions, and protein (meat, chicken, etc). There’s no one way to prepare it as you can choose to be creative with your method. However, if you ruin Jollof rice, it’s easy to tell and your date might not be impressed.
4. Ofada rice and sauce
Okay, this is a delight! The stew is super spicy made with scotch bonnets, smoked dried shrimps or fish, and iru (locust beans). The sauce is a palm oil-based stew you would just love. Not everyone may like this meal, but if your date loves pepper then it’s the best option. You may either use the Ofada rice or regular rice if you don’t fancy the smell of the former.
5. Okra soup
Okra can be made in many ways. You can use it in salads, soups and stews, fresh or dried, fried, sautéed, roasted or boiled. If you would rather go all out and African without necessarily choosing a particular tribal food, then you can prepare Okra soup.