Nigeria is usually in the headlines for the violence and kidnappings of the extremist group Boko Haram. Nigerian born chef, Michael Elegbede has lived in the US since he was a teenager, but after making it big as a chef in New York, he went back to his home country to rediscover the food of his culture and bring it to the world.
He also shares his black eyed peas recipe:
Cooked fried black eyed peas in chicken stock for two hours.
Drain add a pinch of cayenne, all spice and fresh thyme and chopped raw onion.
Blend. Then cook again for 10 mins, add chicken stock to ensure loose consistency.
Finish with salt and pepper.
Serve with seafood. Enjoy!