Abacha(African Salad) Recipe Video


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
DishMain Ingredient


 Crayfish1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Okazi1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Abacha1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Stockfish1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Palm oil1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon (or to taste)
 Fresh ugba1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Dry fish1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Pepper1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
 Stock cube2 Ounce (Maggi or Knorr)
 Powdered potash1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 798 Calories from Fat 551

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g94.9%

Saturated Fat 27.3 g136.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 85.8 mg

Sodium 6201.7 mg258.4%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.7%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 34 g67.5%

Vitamin A 114.8% Vitamin C 53.7%

Calcium 12.6% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Melt the palm oil in a large pan.
2) Add the crayfish and the stockfish, followed by the dry fish. Mix well.
3) Turn the heat off and continue to mix. Add the potash and mix well. At this point, the mixture will turn a little yellow. If needed, add more potash but ensure that it is not too much.
4) Add the salt and mix well. Taste the mixture at this point and add more salt if needed.
5) Add the maggi cubes and pepper. Stir to mix. Taste to check for seasoning.
6) Next, add the abacha, mix lightly and then add the ugba. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
7) Add the okazi to the mixture and stir it well.

8) Transfer the salad to a serving bowl, top with chopped onion and serve right away.