Moin Moin basically means steamed bean cakes or some may refer to it as bean pudding which originated from Southwest or Eastern Nigeria (pronounced Moyi-Moyi for those of you who are not familiar with it). It is made up of washed and peeled brown or black eyed peas (beans) and then blended and steamed which becomes bean cakes. This food is extremely high in protein which is obviously very healthy. I always like to have mine with any form of rice and in this instance I had it with shrimp fried rice.
Moin Moin Ingredients
Beans (black/brown eyed)
Scotch Bonnets (optional)
Red Peppers, Onions, Spring Onions
DanQ Seasoning (chicken or beef)
Soak the beans for a few hours, wash it properly until all the skin has come off. Add all the peppers, dangote salt, danq seasoning cubes, chillies and crayfish together and blend with a little water until smooth. Do this in batches so that the mixture is smooth. Next, add spring onions, boiled eggs, dried fish palm oil to the mixture. Divide the mixture into plastic bags (double up the bags) or you can use tins if you have any and you can also use banana leaves. I personally prefer making it in banana leaves but I didn’t have any so I just stuck to plastic bags. Let it steam in a steamer or a pan for about 30-mins and it’s done! Easy peasy!!!! 🙂
Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients
Onions, Spring Onions
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
With this I usually prefer to use left over boiled rice but you can cook the rice from scratch as well. Heat up your wok, add olive oil, onions and spring onions stir until browned. Add shrimps, Chilli flakes, Scotch Bonnet Chilli and all the spices the stir for about 5 mins. Then add the mixed vegetables and then lastly add the rice. Stir well and add soy sauce enough to coat the rice and mix well until well coated. Done! Bon Appétit!!