Hibiscus: Discover Fresh Flavours from West Africa with the Observer Rising Star of Food by Lopè Ariyo

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    • Categories: Soups; Nigerian (Nigeria)
    • Ingredients: chicken stock cubes; palm oil; red onions; tomato purée; Scotch bonnet chillies; onion granules; celery salt; ground ginger; ground cloves; carob powder; coconut aminos; baby spinach; egusi seed powder
    • Accompaniments: Okele - amala isu; Spinach and lamb stew (Efo riro) [Yoruba]
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Summer; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red peppers; baby tomatoes; red onions; celery; ginger root; groundnut oil; chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: coconut oil; okra; red onions; mangoes; coconut nectar syrup; chilli flakes; atama leaves
    • Accompaniments: Moringa and lemon scallops
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Summer; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: watermelons; cucumbers; egusi seeds; ginger root; groundnut oil; coconut nectar syrup; rice milk; ground ginger; chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fennel; mangoes; red grapefruits; coconut nectar syrup; shallots; egusi seed powder; groundnut oil
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    • Categories: Main course; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: coconut oil; plantains; garri; onion granules; dried thyme; kale; palm vinegar; groundnut oil; garlic powder; ground ginger; paprika; peanut flour; portobello mushrooms
    • Accompaniments: Nigerian-style meatballs
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Main course; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: plantains; rice milk; coconut oil; onion granules; garlic granules; turmeric; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; okra; mushrooms; vegetable stock; corn cobs (UK); ground ginger; nutmeg
    • Accompaniments: Mum's grilled chicken drumsticks (Agie lya Lopé) [Yoruba]
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yam flour; onion granules; dried thyme; coconut oil; groundnut oil; white onions; red onions; shallots; ground ginger; turmeric; carob powder; Scotch bonnet chillies
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: groundnut oil; white sweet potatoes; sweet potatoes; ground cloves; onion granules; white pepper; coconut cream; palm vinegar; nutmeg; red onions; tarragon
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Main course; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: puna yams; groundnut oil; red onions; tomatoes; Scotch bonnet chillies; eggs; celery salt; onion granules; ground cayenne pepper; ground cloves
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    • Categories: Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: palm oil; onions; Scotch bonnet chillies; celery; yellow peppers; puna yams; vegetable stock cubes; carob powder; onion granules; ground ginger; ground cloves; nutmeg; celery salt; dried basil; ground cayenne pepper; chives
    • Accompaniments: Bell pepper soup (Obe ata) [Yoruba]; Baobab lamb cutlets; Malt braised beef
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Soups; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: palm oil; carrots; tinned sweetcorn; nutmeg; vegetable stock cubes; fine cornmeal; spring onions; white pepper; hard-boiled eggs; uda pods; uziza leaves
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    • Categories: Soups; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: palm oil; white onions; yellow peppers; tomatoes; Scotch bonnet chillies; bean flour of your choice; vegetable stock cubes; turmeric; onion granules; celery salt; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: Okele - amala isu
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: coconut oil; tomato purée; Scotch bonnet chillies; ginger root; baby tomatoes; dried thyme; ground cayenne pepper; ground cloves; onion granules; basmati rice; bay leaves
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    • Categories: Main course; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red peppers; orange peppers; yellow peppers; thyme sprigs; coconut oil; celery salt; onion granules; ground cayenne pepper; chilli flakes; vegetable stock cubes; white pepper; white onions; ginger root; Scotch bonnet chillies; cauliflower; tomato purée; bay leaves
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria)
    • Ingredients: long grain rice; tinned coconut milk; groundnut oil; chicken stock cubes; dried thyme; bay leaves; red onions; closed-cup mushrooms; green peppers; yellow peppers; carrots; ground coriander; turmeric; garlic powder; ground ginger; white pepper
    • Accompaniments: Hibiscus chicken; Kola butterflied guinea fowl (Kola ogazi) [Igbo]
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Salads; Main course; Side dish; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: avocados; dried thyme; celery salt; cooked short grain brown rice; groundnut oil; white onions; Scotch bonnet chillies; plantains; tinned black-eyed beans; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: short-grain brown rice; vegetable stock cubes; garri; cashew nuts; groundnut oil; corn cobs (UK); chilli flakes; coconut oil; plantains; tinned pinto beans; onion granules; ground cayenne pepper; ground cloves; peanut flour; ground ginger; garlic granules; nutmeg; closed-cup mushrooms; red onions; uda pods
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    • Categories: Main course; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: vegetable stock; ground rice; palm oil; onions; Scotch bonnet chillies; carrots; peanut butter; carob powder; turmeric; ground cloves; nutmeg; ground ginger; yellow peppers; red peppers; ground cayenne pepper; peanuts; parsley
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    • Categories: Main course; Side dish; Summer; Nigerian (Nigeria); Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: millet; coconut oil; white onions; Scotch bonnet chillies; green peppers; parsley; spring onions; canned green beans; coconut aminos; vegetable stock cubes; onion granules; efirin
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  • Bell pepper soup (Obe ata) [Yoruba]

    • joneshayley on July 21, 2019

      This has split the family- half of us loved it, the other found it bitter and grainy. I personally didn’t like it. I liked the basic blitzed veg though, and chose to use the optional carob, which is what I think ruined it- adding a bitter quality and turning the soup far more brown than the ruby red the author promised. I don’t think it’ll be made again

  • Roast grapefruit and turmeric chicken

    • joneshayley on July 21, 2019

      Sweet and tangy, umami rich and satisfying. I LOVE this recipe , though for a 1.65kg chicken I only used half the rub

  • Braided agege bread

    • joneshayley on July 21, 2019

      Sweet pillowy and faintly exotic. This is a lovely bread, the nutmeg and coconut enriched dough is soft and fragrant. The whole family loved this

  • Sticky pineapple cod

    • NikkiPixie on January 05, 2018

      The sauce is truly delicious, but completely overwhelmed the delicate flavour of the cod. Certainly will make the sauce again, but next time with a nice pork chop!

  • Sticky tamarind pork ribs

    • Frenchfoodie on April 24, 2021

      Used this recipe for pork belly slices, cooked at 160c for 1 hour then finished in BBQ. They were so good with a sweet, tangy, nutty taste - plus a little caramelisation from the BBQ.

  • Baked kuli kuli cod with cayenne yam chips

    • Frenchfoodie on March 06, 2021

      Tasty cod coating but fish needs rinsing after the dry brine as it is far too salty if you don’t.

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  • ISBN 10 0008225389
  • ISBN 13 9780008225384
  • Published Jun 01 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publishers Text

Lopè Ariyo is the rising star of African cooking and Hibiscus, her first book, is packed with delicious dishes. An energetic and supremely talented cook, Lopè creates fresh, fuss-free meals that are full of flavour. With chapters including Fruits, Vegetables & Tubers; Grains & Pulses; Meat & Poultry and Baking & Desserts, there’s something for every occasion and for everyone.

Nigerian-inspired flavours and cooking methods can transform everyday dishes into something spectacular. Whether it’s experimenting with new ingredients (Hibiscus Chicken), reimagining old favourites (Grapefruit and Guava Cheesecake; Baked Kuli Kuli Cod with Cayenne Yam Chips; Lagos Mess), exploring different techniques (Cheat’s Ogi, Chin Chin) or finding alternatives to everyday staples (Plantain Mash with Ginger, Corn and Okra Gravy; Nigerian Roast Veg), Lopè will help you discover all that modern Nigerian food has to offer.