UKPO serves 8
This is a traditional dish from the eastern states of Nigeria, made with over-ripe
Plantain and served with fried pepper sauce.
INGREDIENT: 1 kg/2lb over-ripe plantain
150g/6oz plantain flour
2 medium fresh pepper (ground) I small onion(ground)
4 tablespoon palm-oil salt to taste 8 washed leavesor tin foil for wrapping
Mash the over ripen plantain in a bowl or in food processor Stir in the plantain
flour and the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Using a soup spoon, dish
one or two spoonfuls onto individually prepared leaves or tin foil and arrange
on a steamer or cooking pot half filled with boiling water. Steam for 45 minutes
to 1 hour until cooked. Test by sticking a skewer or small knife into one. If
it comes out clean, the ukpo is cooked. Serve warm with fried pepper sauce.