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Ugba/Ukpaka (African oil bean seed) sauce with smoked turkey, seafood and kale served with eba

African Oil Bean Seed (Ugba) Sauce With Smoked Turkey and Kale

Abi Olayiwola
Easy recipe for ugba sauce with smoked turkey, mixed seafood and kale, which pairs well with yamand is great with other starchy foods like rice, eba and boiled plantain.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Cuisine Igbo, Nigerian
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal


  • ¼ cup Red palm oil
  • 2 Onion
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • 2 Scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Ground crayfish
  • 250 g Smoked turkey
  • 1 cup African oil bean seed (Ugba) Sliced
  • 4 leaves Kale
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Mixed seafood


  • Wash the ugba slices in water and drain in a colander.
  • Cut the smoked turkey into bite-sized pieces.
  • Wash the kale, remove the thick stalk and slice thinly.
  • Defrost the frozen seafood mix.
  • Peel the two onions. Slice one thinly and keep aside.
  • Blend the remaining onion with garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, bell pepper and tomatoes.
  • Heat the palm oil in a saucepan for around 30 secs, then add the sliced onion.
  • Leave to cook until translucent. Add the blended pepper mix, simmer for 15 mins before pouring in the smoked turkey, crayfish and ½ a cup of water. Cover the pan and cook for 15 mins.
  • Add the ugba and kale. Allow to cook for 10 mins. Taste for salt, add more if needed; then add the seafood. Cook for 5 mins and remove from heat.


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4981IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 1mg
Keyword African oil bean seed, Ugba, Ukpaka
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