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Ekpang Kukwo



Ekpang Kukwo


Ekpang kukwo is a favourite meal among the Efiks/Ibibios (Cross River/Awka Ibom) where it originated. It is a meal that is time consuming, but very tasty so the rewards are beyond mouth-watering.


• Mackerel/sardines/preferred protein

• Cocoyams-grated into a paste

• half water yam also grated

• mfi (periwinkle in shell cut a bit of the head for easy removal)

• One cup palm oil

• Ibad (dry fish)

• a cup of obu(crayfish)

• stock cubes

• fresh pepper as desired

• ntong leaves (mint leaves) chopped

• a bunch of young cocoyam/efo leaves for wrapping

• ikpa (pomo) cut into bite size pieces

• snails (optional)

• salt to taste


Season and boil the meat .

Wash properly and cook the shelled periwinkle for about 5 minutes in salted water, drain and let periwinkle form base in pot.

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