This was one my favorite things to eat growing up, I have intense love for beans and corn so this is a perfect marriage. This combination is known as adalu amongst the Yoruba people. It’s deliciously savory and doesn’t require a whole lot of finesse to make. Make sure the water is almost all dried out from the beans before you add in the other ingredients.
- Red or black eyed beans – 2 cups
- Cooked Corn – 2 cups (Substitute frozen kernel corn)
- Onion (chopped) – 1/2 medium size
- Palm oil – 1/4 cup
- Ground crayfish – 1/4 cup
- Maggi – 2 cubes
- Salt- To taste
- Ground pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Set a large pot on medium heat; add in 4 cups of water and the onions. Cover and bring to a boil, add in the beans. Leave to cook for up to two hours or until the beans is fully cooked. (Add more water as the beans cooks if needed)
- Add in the palm oil, maggi cubes, salt, pepper, corn and crayfish. Combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Simmer for 10 more minutes
PS: I added in some smoked turkey into the dish presented and it was a great addition. You can also use smoked fish.