I love the flavor that the leaves give the moi mo
I love the flavor that the leaves give the moi moi. If you haven’t tried them I highly recommend you try this recipe
and the beauty of it, it can be made ahead of time, weather wrapped, in leaves, ramekin, stainless steel bowl and even food container that can take heat why cooking, the cooking method is all same with the same results.
I followed my friend to a party then getting to the food point just seeing this smoking moi moi that was wrapped in uma leaves and the flavor that was coming out of it I would not help it than to ask for me more.
I am going to show you the super-easy way of making moi moi wraps at home. Moi moi is made with beans, all you need is to soak your beans in water for a few minutes so that the skin is easy to peel off and also makes the grinding process fast and easy and wrapping them with Uma leaves which are called (Thaumatococcus daniellii)
Things you need to do
You need to prepare the pot with some leaf stalks place in the pot or you can also use the empty sacked bag wash very well making sure there is no dirt are left behind, add enough water to reach the level of the stalks these prevent burning of the wraps at the bottom of the pot to enable the wrapped moi moi to site and start placing the wrapped moi moi in the pot as you assemble them.
First wash in salted water and clean water with a foam sponge. The salt removes any germ from the leaves
Wash the leaves in running water several times to make sure no dirt is left behind and keep them aside.
Making the wraps: Place 2 leaves on top of each other, fold them wrap into a conical shape. Then bend the pointed end and hold it there. scoop 1/2 cup beans mixture into the cone. fold the top of the leaf to seal and gently place in the pot which we already assemble leaf stalks
To avoid leakages use 2 leaves to make a wrap making the base more firm.
Now we are ready to make our moi moi.
Super-easy way of Making Moi Moi
- 500 g Brown beans
- 2 Scotch bonnet peppers
- 3 Red bell peppers
- 2 Medium onion
- ¼ cup Vegetable oil
- ¼ cup Crayfish (Ground)
- 2 tsp Seasoning cube (bouillon)
- 2 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Garlic (Ground)
- ½ tsp Ginger (Ground)
- 5 cups Water
- 175 g Tuna fish (tined)
- Moi moi leaf (washed and part dry
- Boiled eggs Corned beef, smoked mackerel fish smoked (boneless) (optional)
- Select beans to removed dirt and stone
- Pour the selected beans in a clean bowl add water soak for 5 minutes this enables the skin to speedily remove when washing
- Wash beans with your hand rubbing them together to remove the skin off. Rinse several until no skin is left behind set aside
- In a blender add washed beans, onion, pepper, onion, crayfish; dry fish, garlic, ginger, and 2 cups of water to blend several times until you obtain a very smooth paste.
- Scoop the mixture into a clean bowl.
- Add oil, seasoning cube, salt, and tuna fish and mix
- Add remaining 3 cups of water (warm water) and stir, taste it to make sure you are satisfied with the seasoning
- Scoop 1/2 cup beans mixture into the leaves cone, at this stage, you can add your preferred garnishing e.g boiled egg, fold the top of the leaf to seal and gently place on the pot with the steaming water.
- Cook for about 30 to 40 mins. If water is drying up, add more water.
- It is cooked when the pudding is solid firm. Remove from pot and allow to cool and ready to be served
- you can substitute vegetable oil with palm oil.
- If you are not using tuna fish, double the vegetable oil measurement here
I use 1/4 cup of oil because the tuna fish already has oil in it, you do not want your moi moi oiling
- Vegetable or palm oil is used cooking the pudding meal and also prevents moi moi from sticking to leaves.
If getting the Uma leaves wrap challenging you can see the alternative method above or see the video