👉 Relocate to Canada Today!

Live, Study and Work in Canada. No Payment is Required! Hurry Now click here to Apply >> Immigrate to Canada

Cooking Tips

How To Prepare Edikang Ikong

Edikang Ikong has topped up in the list of popular food in Nigeria because of its loaded nutritional value. The soup is originated from the southern part of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom and Calabar in particular

It is prepared with a leaf known as ikong which is from the pumpkin leaf. The name ‘edikang Ikong” was originated from the Ibibios.

👉 Relocate to Canada Today!

Live, Study and Work in Canada. No Payment is Required! Hurry Now click here to Apply >> Immigrate to Canada

It is called Ugwu by the igbos and Ewe Aworoko by the yorubas. The tales of Edikang Ikong has travelled wide and far that visitors and tourists who viosite the southern part of Nigerian don’t leave without a taste of the delectable delicacy.

How To Prepare Edikang Ikong
Edikang Ikong – Photo Source: https://glowskoscateringservices.com

It is prepared with lots of tantalizing condiments which includes fish, vegetables, periwinkle, meat, kpomo and shaki, etc.

The taste and feel of ikong and its accomplices in your mouth can send a sweet signal to the brain, which is the irresistible power of edikang ikong. Looking at the health benefit of the is dish

a. It is a rich source of dietary fibre. Pumpkin contains vitamin A, vitamin C as well as minerals such as iron and calcium.

Vitamin A is effective for a good vision and for a glowing skin. Vitamin C helps get rid of scars and wounds, while Calcium and Iron is good for a strong teeth, bones and muscles

b. It is rich source of blood and it also helps boost the immune system.

c. It is used to treat ailment such as malaria, anemia and sudden attack of convulsion.

d. It protects against cardiovascular diseases.

👉 Relocate to Canada Today!

Live, Study and Work in Canada. No Payment is Required! Hurry Now click here to Apply >> Immigrate to Canada

e. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which means that it aids vision and reduces the risks of rheumatism and arthritis in aged people

f. It reduces the risk of stroke.

g. It lowers the level of depression

h. It also lowers inflammation which is a key component in asthma

This soup is often recommended after a bout of sickness to replenish what was lost in the body in the course of the sickness
In the recipe, we made use of a generous quantity of pumpkin leaves and water leaves

Ingredients for Edikang Ikong Soup

a. 1kg Pumpkin leaves

b. 400g Water leaves (Talinum Triangulare)

c. 500g Beef, Kanda, shaki and Dry fish

d. Pepper,

e.  Salt  to taste

f. Ground crayfish

g. 150ml of Palm oil

h. 1 cup of Periwinkle

i. 2 medium onions

j. 2-3 stock cubes

Before you cook the Edikang Ikong Soup

a. Wash the pumpkin and water leaves into tiny pieces. Pass them through a sieve differently

b. Boil the kanda, beef and the dry office with onions and stock cubes with a small quantity of water

c. When the meat has done, add some palm oil, the grinded crayfish and pepper and allow to boil for 10 minutes. The palm oil should be the only ingredient in the Edikang Ikong soup

d. Then add the periwinkle and water leaves and allow cooking for 5 minutes.

e. Add the pumpkin leaves and salt to taste, then stir well and

f. Stir the contents very well and remove from heat

g. Cover the pot and leave to stand for about 5 minutes.

h. Serve with Garri (Eba), Amala,  Fufu or Pounded Yam.

📢 We are hiring writers!

Article Writing Jobs - We are hiring good freelance writers - Click here to apply

Copyright Warning!

Contents on this website may not be republished, reproduced, or redistributed either in whole or in part without due permission or acknowledgment. . Proper acknowledgment includes, but not limited to (a) LINK BACK TO THE ARTICLE in the case of re-publication on online media, (b) Proper referencing in the case of usage in research, magazine, brochure, or academic purposes,. . All contents are protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1996 (DMCA). . . The images, except where otherwise indicated, are taken directly from the web, if some images were inserted by mistake violating the copyright, please contact the administrator for immediate removal.
. We publish all content with good intentions. If you own this content & believe your copyright was violated or infringed, please contact us  for immediate removal.

Lilian Umeoke

Lilian is a content writer at InfoGuideNigeria.com. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

It looks like you're using an ad blocker!

This website InfoGuideNigeria.com is maintained by the advertising revenue and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled. Please disable Ad-Blocker