As Christmas is approaching, mothers will spend most of their time in the kitchen as expected. I mean, everyone is at home during the holidays, and they will always eat. But, do you want to serve the family one kind of meal throughout December? I guess not! You need to always come up with creative dishes for the family; that is why I’m kind enough to provide this list of the ten best Christmas food recipe ideas to try out. What can you do without me? Ha-Ha.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
10 best Christmas food recipes ideas
Have you been wondering what to prepare for hubby and the kids? Wonder no more, Mamma. You’re not in Wonderland. See below a list of the best Christmas food recipe ideas.
Nigerian Fried Rice
Nigerian Fried Rice is a simple yet delicious recipe.
We savor these dinners as much as we savor Jollof Rice, and I can’t seem to get enough of them at gatherings and festive seasons, and it’s a meal you can whip up in no time. It’s a simple recipe, but the impression is incredible!
You can make this recipe with either freshly cooked (parboiled) rice or leftover cold rice. If you’re going to use freshly cooked rice, be sure it’s the appropriate kind. Long grain parboiled rice is my favorite. This variety of rice, like Jollof Rice, is straightforward to deal with when creating Fried Rice since it is firmer and less sticky, making it difficult to go wrong while working with it.
Mushroom Rice is a simple and beautiful side dish with a delicious earthy taste from the mushrooms. The touch of ginger and garlic perfectly complements the rice. It’s lovely to look at, delightful to eat, and a much healthier alternative to plain rice.
I enjoy how simple Mushrooms can provide such depth to otherwise plain rice. It’s one of those dishes where there are never any leftovers. And because it only takes a few minutes to put everything together as long as you have cooked rice, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal.
I know the name sounds strange, but it’s a great recipe. Jambalaya is a famous American dish with West African and French influence. It’s similar to Jollof rice but usually prepared with proteins like meat, chicken, shrimp, or vegetables. You can also use carrots, tomatoes, or garlic.
This jambalaya is made entirely in the oven, with no need for a cooktop, and it can easily be doubled if you use a larger baking dish.
Moi Moi is a tasty steamed traditional Nigerian main dish made with peeled black-eyed peas, peppers, onions, and other seasonings and sauces.
It’s usually served for lunch or dinner, and we reheat the leftovers for breakfast as a side dish with pap or custard.
Because Moi Moi is so versatile, there are various ways to serve it. You can do it with garri, pap (fermented corn meal), put it into your bread, dip it in Ketchup, do it as a side with White Rice or Jollof Rice, and the list continues and on as long as your imagination allows. Enjoy
Goat Meat Pepper Soup
African Goat Meat Pepper Soup is a rich African soup cooked with meat or chunks of goat meat, pepper soup spice, and other attractive ingredients. This soup indeed offers the large, robust African tastes you’ll adore if you’re seeking an authentic African Goat meat pepper soup.
The African Pepper Soup is a liquid served hot and is created by boiling your choice of meat or fish to extract flavor. The broth from this meat is then seasoned with traditional African spices. It can be eaten “as it is” or with cooked potatoes, rice, or bread.
Igbo,kwenu! Where are all my Igbo people? Gather together, o! I love this food so much. It’s so rich and delicious. It’s typical for Nigerians to eat Nkwobi during outings, but news flash! You can prepare, and enjoy it at home with your family.
The majority of people I know confuse Nkwobi with Isi Ewu. However, they aren’t nearly the same. Yes, these are Igbo recipes, but they have entirely distinct meanings (from different animals, in fact).
The former refers to a cow’s foot, whereas the latter refers to a goat’s head. So, if you’re looking up “How to cook Nkwobi Isi Ewu with Goat Head” on Google, please stop. You’ve learned your lesson.
Asun – Spiced Goat Meat
Asun (Spicy Roast Goat) is delicious spicy roasted goat chunks with a huge, robust aromatic aroma from onions, habanero, garlic, and bell peppers. Spicy, smoky, and sizzling! This is not a game for the faint of heart. In Western Nigeria, it is native to the Yoruba-speaking Ondo people.
Abacha African Salad
The Igbo tribe of Eastern Nigeria’s Abacha and Ugba, often known as African salad, is a cassava-based delicacy. Abacha is cassava that has been dried and shredded, whereas Ugba is a fermented African oil bean seed. Abacha was and continues to be popular, owing to its simplicity of preparation and availability of ingredients. To prepare a nice African Salad, make sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Minced Meat Stew & Spaghetti
Minced Meat Stew is a popular kind of stew made from beef and usually served with spaghetti, rice, etc. Children love this recipe so much, and they can’t seem to get rid of it.
This recipe might look a lot like the Jambalaya recipe, but I promise you it’s not. Seafood rice is a Latin/South American meal made with rice boiled in seafood broth and sautéed with shrimp, clams, squid, bay scallops, onions, garlic, bell pepper, cilantro, and spices.
That’s all for now! Yay! Thanks for sticking with me.
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