Ugba (oil bean seed) is unique to the eastern people of Nigeria. it is a delicacy enjoyed at festivals,weddings and even funerals.We decided to put together the receipe for Ugba (African salad)….you should try it sometime.



  • 2-3 dried stockfish (Okporoko, panla) pieces
  • 1 cup Ugba
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground dried pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Crayfish
  • Onion (1 Medium size) * chopped*
  • 2 Seasoning cube (Maggi, Knorr,)
  • ½ tspn Akanwu (Cooking potash)
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Ogiri (Fermented Locust beans)
  • 2/3 cup Palm oil
  • Utazzi leaf


  • Soak the dried stock fish in water for 2-3 hours
  • In a pot combine the already soaked fish, 3-4 cups of water, pepper, crayfish, seasoning cube and salt
  • cover on medium heat. Cook for about 2 hours or until the fish is very tender. add more water if needed. Once cooked and very tender, take a wooden spoon and separate the fish into tiny little bits. Let it cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the ugba, simmer for 10mins
  • Add the akanwu next, let it dissolve, takes about 2-5 minutes. Add palm oil and ogiri. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and it’s ready!
    Serve with chopped Utazzi and onions.
    Bon Apettite!









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