Cookbook:Ekpang Nkwukwo

Ekpang Nkwukwo
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Ekpang nkwukwo is a cocoyam dish eaten in Southern Nigeria, especially by natives of the Cross River and Akwa Ibom. It is a specialty of the South.




  1. Wash the beef and dried fish. Season with seasoning cube, and cook until done.
  2. Rub a large amount of palm oil inside a pot.
  3. Wash the cocoyam leaves, and tear them into smaller pieces.
  4. Scoop a small quantity of the grated cocoyam into a piece of the cocoyam leaf. Wrap the cocoyam with the leaf, and place in the oiled pot. Repeat with remaining cocoyam and leaves.
  5. Add the pepper, crayfish, onion, shelled periwinkle, water yam, and cooked beef and fish.
  6. Cover the contents of the pot with hot water, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add the scent leaves, a generous amount of palm oil, and salt to taste. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes, then stir and serve.