Cookbook:African Salad I

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African Salad I
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African salad, also known as abacha, is a west African delicacy. It is eaten by all Nigerians, but especially the Igbo people. The dish is delicious when combined with pepper, eggplant sauce, and ponmo.

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  1. Soak the dried abacha in warm water for 40 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season and fry the fish.
  3. Season and boil the ponmo until soft.
  4. Pour the potash into a cup with warm water, and stir well. Strain out the potash residue.
  5. Heat the palm oil in a pot, add the strained potash mixture, and stir until the palm oil turns into a yellow paste.
  6. Add the crayfish powder, pepper, ground ehu, ukpaka, iru/ogiri, diced onions, and seasoning to taste. Stir the mixture well.
  7. Add the soaked abacha into the mixture, and stir well.
  8. Garnish with the fried fish, ponmo, garden eggs, sliced utazi (use sparingly), garden egg leaves, and onions rings.