Moimoi Production Process : Nigeria Cooking Process

 Bean Pudding (Moimoi)

Beans substitute for meat in most families. This would be served for any meal, including breakfast, with the staple.

2 cups dried black-eyed peas (cowpeas) or some other bean 1 TBS palm oil (or substitute vegetable oil) 1 TBS dried shrimp powder 1 tomato, peeled and chopped (or similar amount of canned tomatoes)

1 onion, chopped salt and black pepper to taste chili pepper to taste oil for greasing 4 banana leaves and kitchen string for wrapping (or substitute 1010-inch aluminum foil)

Cover black-eyed peas with boiling water and soak overnight. Remove skins by rubbing, and discard.

 Drain. Mash the peas in a food processor. 

Slowly add enough water to form a smooth, thick paste. 

Add oil and blend. Combine the dried shrimp, tomato, onion, and seasonings together and mix well.

 Add the mixture to the black-eyed peas and mix thoroughly. Grease the banana leaves (or foil). 

Place 2 tablespoons of mixture in each banana leaf/foil square. Fold over several times to make a sealed rectangular packet. (Use string to close the banana leaf packets.) 

Steam packets above boiling water for 30 minutes. Check one for doneness with a toothpick or a sharp knife. 

The pudding should have firmed up but still be moist, not gooey. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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