A Nigerian Menu For Easter.

nigerian easter

After reading  through the menus, you can download our free e-book gift to you on “How To Plan A 3 Course Menu”. It has some useful tips that will make your planning and meal prep more successful. (Click image to download book)

3-course-meal-cover-page

Easter is just around the corner and I know we are all looking forward to the long weekend.It’s a time to relax, spend quality time with loved ones, complete household chores, but most importantly for a Child of God it’s a reminder that the one who I have given my heart is Alive…Yes we are in a relationship with a loving living Jesus.It is so comforting to know that My Jesus is Alive and my hope is alive. #GODISNOTDEAD by the way the movie GOD IS NOT DEAD 2 is out in cinemas(at least in North America, I’m not sure when it will be screening in Nigerian cinemas) on April 2nd.

So to celebrate his resurrection with loved ones I have come up with some 3 course menu suggestions for anyone who is looking to entertain family or friends with Nigerian cuisine. I hope you try one of these out and have a beautiful Easter.

(Most of the recipes in the menu are found here on the Kauna Kitchen blog and when clicked will take you to their respective pages, however a few of them are recipes from the “Afrolems blog” owned and managed by my high school classmate Atim Ukoh.

I created 3 different menus based on level of expertise and time required to prepare the selected dishes.

MENU 1 is for you if you want to play it safe and stay within your comfort zone so the dishes are common everyday Nigerianot meals that most of us grew up eating and now make in our own homes; also the ingredients are readily available in local markets and even grocery stores.

MENU 2 is for you if you are willing to take a little risk and do something different.The recipes still use most of our common Nigerian ingredients though you might need to do a bit more research to find some ingredients eg. turmeric for the curry chicken or cornstarch for the beef stir fry.Nonetheless these ingredients are available in Nigeria. 

MENU 3 is for those who are willing to take thier culinary skills and know-how to another level and equally surprise thier family or friends with recipes that are not common for us Nigerians. However the ingredients are still available in Nigerian but they miget be more expensive and you would also have to embrace new ways of combining common ingredients to create these recipes.

The menus are not set in stone so feel free to adapt and combine as you want.What matters is that you enjoy your time with loved ones as we celebrate our Saviour’s resurrection. 

In addition, here is a more detailed list of other meal ideas for a Nigerian 3 course meal or menu. Click here – Nigerian Meal Ideas For A 3 Course Menu

MENU 1-Safe On Land

SALAD

Cucumber Apple Salad

APPETIZER

Plantain Mosa OR Beef Peppersoup

MAIN COURSE

Side: Coconut Rice OR Fried Rice

Entree: Peppered Fish OR Stewed Chicken 

DESSERT

Orange Shortbread Cookies OR Oatmeal Cookies

MENU 2-Test the Waters

SALAD

Tomato Salsa

APPETIZER

Dodo Gizzard OR Nutty Chicken Skewers

MAIN COURSE 

Side:  Lemon Butter Rice OR Garlic Scentleaf Mashed Potatoes

Entree: Chicken Curry Sauce OR Shredded Beef Sauce 

DESSERT 

Banana Bread OR Coconut Rice Pudding

MENU 3-Take a Plunge

SALAD

Plantain Salad

APPETIZER 

Crispy Orange Thyme Turkey OR Plantain Battered Gizzard

MAIN COURSE 

Entrée & Side: Stir Fry Peppersoup Spagetti  & Lemon Baked Scentleaf Tiliapia

Entree & Side: Curry Salmon & Steamed Rice

DESSERT

Cream Cheese Pound Cake OR Zobo Poached Pears & Ice Cream

Also check out our post on “7 Things Every Host Should Know “, this will give you some pointers that will make your life easier as you host guests this Easter.

 

 

What do you think?