May 22, 2024

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UKAZI FULO of The Ubani/Ibani/Igbo People of Rivers State

UKAZI FULO is a special delicacy of the Ubani/Ibani/Igbo people living on the Bonny Island. Bonny Island is situated at the southern edge of Rivers State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria near Port Harcourt.The local language spoken in Bonny Island is Ubani/Ibani/Igbo.

The Kingdom of Grand Bonny is located forty kilometers southwest of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State of Nigeria. It lies within latitude 40° 278°, longitude of 7° 1000° and borders the shores of the Southern Atlantic Ocean into which its main River, the Bonny Estuary, finally flows.

It shares boundaries with the Billes and Kalabaris in the West, the Andonis in the East, the Okirikans and the Ogonis in the North and the Atlantic Ocean form the boundary in the South.

This great kingdom is blessed with great culture and varieties of food, for the purpose of The Food Fair Rivers, let’s look at a native kickshaw called FULO UKAZI.

Ingredients: Ukazi Leave (wild spinach or wild vegetable), dried fish, dried crayfish, pepper, palm oil, onion with melon (Optional)

How to prepare Ukazi Delicacy

Slice the ukazi leaves and set it aside.If you are making use of dried ukazi leaves, you can pound or blend it.

Heat up the palm oil, add some chopped onion , fry a bit and then add the mixed egusi (Optional). Stir the mixture continuously until the egusi begins to bubble a bit.

Now add some meat stock with any other seafood you wish to add to spice up things, mix thoroughly, cover and leave to boil for 5 minutes.

Next , add the ukazi leaves. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes and then add salt to taste. Allow it simmer for another 2 minutes and your ukazi soup is ready.

Ukazi soup is usually served hot with Eba, Pounded yam, Fufu or Semolina .

Take a dip with your spoon and it remains on your taste buds forever.

The 5th Edition of Food Fair Rivers will showcase the Fulo Ukazi Delicacy.


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