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    Nkwobi is a Nigerian delicacy that is usually ordered and enjoyed in exclusive restaurants. It is simply cooked cow foot mixed in spicy palm oil paste. Nkwobi is often mistaken for Isi Ewu but they are not the same. Nkwobi is eaten by the Ibo people (a main tribe in Nigeria). It is a very rich dish but slightly high on the calories. If you are watching your weight, you should limit the palm oil and amount of potash in the dish

    Cooking Time : 1 hr 00 mins
    Servings : 6
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    • 1.5 kg Cow leg (cut into sizable pieces)
    • 2 Seasoning cubes
    • 2 Ehuru seeds “Monodora myristica”(Calabash Nutmeg)
    • 8 Cooking spoon palm oil /span>
    • 1 small sized Edible Potash(akaun/ kanwa)/ 1 tbsp. ground potash
    • 2 tbsp. Ground crayfish
    • 2 Fresh red scotch bonnet pepper/ 2 tbsp. Ground chili pepper
    • Salt (To taste)
    • 1 cup Ugba (also Known as Ukpaka)
    • 10 Utazi leaves (Gongronema latifolium)
    • Step 1: In a Medium sized pot/pan, Heat the palm oil till it gets a little bit hot (Not bleached). Gently sieve in the dissolved potash liquid making sure you don't pour in the residue. Ensure there are no lumps in the mixture by stirring thoroughly.
    • Step 2: Keep stirring till the Oil Turns bright yellow and thickens.
    • Step 3: Add the ground ehuru, Pepper, Crayfish to the sauce and mix.
    • Step 4:Gently add the Ugba, pour the cooked cowleg into the sauce (with very little meat stock). Stir Very well and place the pot on the Burner and allow the mixture to simmer for about 5-8 minutes.
    • Step 5:Dish Out into the traditional Nkwobi bowl and garnish with the sliced onion rings and Utazi leaves.
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