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#1 AJ Drew

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Decade a go, I know an immigrant from Nigeria who had a carry out. Front of carry out was normal potato chips and bear.  Back of carry out was bulk foods he had shipped from Nigeria.  Most just sort of staples in their diet.  I fell in love with this one thing but can not remember the name to look for it.

It was an off yellow / golden brown powder.  I think it was spice and crushed peas or maybe beans.  You put it in water, simmer, let cool, and you get something kind of like hummas. Much more spice than most hummas.

Name was something like Cherose or Sherose.  I doubt it was strictly Nigerian, just that it was a staple there.  Clue?


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

Was it "Jollof"?



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:26 PM

Sounds like ground egusi, which is dried and ground melon seeds. They make soups and stews out of it. It looks a bit like chick pea flour, is that it?
 
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http://www.allnigeri...egusi-soup.html

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

Sounds like ground egusi, which is dried and ground melon seeds. They make soups and stews out of it. It looks a bit like chick pea flour, is that it?
 
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http://amzn.to/2bzuJB8

The dish:

http://www.allnigeri...egusi-soup.html

 

That would have been my second guess but it doesn't sound spicy enough. Jollof has scotch bonnets in it, so it was my first guess.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

Well suya spice is their general spice mix and in a lot of dishes. However it is not a ground pea or bean, it could have been a package of egusi with suya spice in it already? Or maybe it was added when cooked? But it is hummus-like.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:41 PM

Found it despite my bad memory.  He was from Ethiopian and the dish is Shiro.  Now I have to figure out what the traditional peppers were that he mixed in. 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Shiro_(food)


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 05:42 PM

Bahaha. Dude I love shiro I eat it all the time. You have good taste. Yes it is chick peas.

When I get it the finished dish is brick red.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 05:52 PM

Bahaha. Dude I love shiro I eat it all the time. You have good taste. Yes it is chick peas.


Ye, I am an odd red neck.  Do you purchase the base powder or make it?  Louisville is about an hour from me.  I have to go to doctors there all time.  Figure either way, there has got to be a place there that carries the stuff.  There is a flat bread that shiro is traditionally served on.  Kind of sour taste.  Something like injara.  Lous wife use to make it and sell it at the carry out.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 05:53 PM

The bread it is served on is called injera
The rest i dunno

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:41 AM

Had shiro last night. Took a pic but it looks like something from the other end and not very appetizing lol.


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 03:59 PM

Found it despite my bad memory.  He was from Ethiopian and the dish is Shiro.  Now I have to figure out what the traditional peppers were that he mixed in. 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Shiro_(food)

 

Could this be the one perhaps? :)  http://www.rareseeds...n-brown-pepper/


Edited by Scorchy, 01 September 2016 - 04:01 PM.


#12 AJ Drew

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:30 PM

Could be.  Have friend that works near the carry out where i first discovered it.  Turns out, the guy that owned it sold it but still owns the building.  He also owns the building where she works. She said if he knows, and he will cause his wife fixes it, she will find out.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:02 PM

Hey, clearly I am about five months late to the party (and kinda new to THP), but shiro is basically a humus seasoned with a berbere spice mix.  The spice mix is kinda like a curry powder, jerk spice, or chili powder in the sense that there's a basic recipe, but every family/cook has their own little secret mix.  If you're into cooking at all, it's pretty easy to make if you have a spice grinder/mortar and pestle.  You could just make a big batch without spice and keeping grinding and adding different dried pods till you get a taste you like.

 

This is a basic recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/berbere-spice-mix-ethiopian-454642 

 

As far as finding injera in Kentucky, that may be a bit more of a daunting task as it is made from teff, which is a grain native to East Africa.


Edited by Sprawlaholic, 24 February 2017 - 10:02 PM.





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