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Let's go green Gazpacho - prepared by Ambasador Ketil Karlsen
Green Gazpacho is a cold soup prepared with very cheap locally sourced vegetables and herbs. It is the brainchild of Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, and inspired by Sokoto where ice block can now be bought at the local market thanks to solar energy panels installed by the EU.
One white fish filet (50 gr)
Ugu leaves (Pumpkin leaves), Curry leaves, water leaves (one big handful of each)
Nutmeg, Chili pepper, salt and pepper
3 Garlic cloves
Half cup of Coconut cream
Juice of 1 Beet-root
Plain gelatine powder
How to prepare
Miyan Taushé - prepared by Senator Binta Garba
Miyan Taushé is a soup native to the Northern part of Nigeria. Predominantly enjoyed by the Hausas both old and young, it is also referred to as the pumpkin soup. However, the soup can be prepared without the pumpkin. This was prepared without pumpkin by Senator Binta Masi Garba who chairs the Senate Committee on Women Affairs at the National Assembly.
The recipe is easily accessible and affordable in Nigeria. Miyan Taushé has a sweet taste and is easy to prepare.
Ingredients for preparing Nigerian Miyan Taushé for 10 servings
1 kg assorted meat – beef or ram
1 piece smoked fish
1 cup blended groundnut (fresh or roasted)
2 tablespoon ground crayfish
Traditional ingredient – local nutmeg (Ehuru)
Small bunch of sorrel leaves and spinach, chopped (yakwa and alehu)
1 big soup spoon palm oil (optional)
Pieces of round fresh peppers – Atarodo (to taste)
Blended garlic and ginger
8 pieces of fresh tomatoes
8 pieces of red bell pepper (tatashe)
Seasoning stock cubes, mashed (to taste)
1 ball of onion, chopped
3 heads spring onions
Salt to taste
How to prepare
Stir and readjust seasoning if necessary and put off heat.
Your Miyan Taushé is ready to be served with any form of 'swallow' - tuwo shinkafa, semovita, rice, and even naan bread.
Zobo drink (Hibiscus drink) (10 servings)
Zobo is a Nigerian drink which has its roots in the northern parts of the country, particularly among the Hausas. However, the drink has become very popular all over the country.
In the French speaking parts of West Africa, it is known as jus de bissap, and particularly popular in the Caribbean Islands as Sorrel.
3 cups dried hibiscus flower (zobo leaves)
3 average sized Ginger
Pineapple bark Peels/rind from 1 ripe pineapple
Average size cucumber (if desired)
15 cups of water
How to prepare
The preparation of the dishes have been done in an environment-friendly way, in line with EU clean energy policy. Access to secure, affordable, clean and sustainable energy services is one of EU's priorities and a key driver for inclusive growth. The first EU-funded Solar Mini-Grid, which was commissioned in Kurdula, Sokoto State in January 2018 targets local farmers and food processors among other beneficiaries.
Senator Binta Masi Garba
Senator Binta Masi Garba chairs the Senate Committee on Women Affairs. Masi-Garba, who represents the North-East State of Adamawa, is the only female senator from the 19 states of Northern Nigeria. Previously, she had served three terms in the House of Represenatives, the lower chamber of Nigeria bi-cameral National Assembly. She is also the first woman to chair the state chapter of a major political party in Nigeria.