Ukwa is one of the most consumed local delicacies of the Eastern part of Nigeria. It is also called Breadfruit. It is highly proteinous in nature.
- 3 cup of ukwa (breadfruit), peeled
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
- 2 seasoning cubes
- 5 tablespoons of palm oil
- ½ teaspoon of potash (kanwu) (optional)
- ½ teaspoon of locust beans (ogili) (optional)
Wash the ukwa very well with clean water
Put in a pot, add water and cook for 10 minutes
Add the potash, cover and cook until the ukwa is soft
Add palm oil, onions, crayfish, maggi, pepper, salt, ogili and cook for 5 minutes
Ukwa can be eaten on its own or served with fried plantain (dodo) or rice.