When preparing moi moi, nothing tastes as good and original as moi moi cooked in leaves. This is not limited to cooking in Uma leaves(Thaumatococcus Daniellii) alone but also banana leaves and other types of leaves. Cooking moi moi in Uma leaves tend to add a unique flavor to the dish. Also, to an extent, the safest way to prepare moi moi is with the leaves….In its pure natural form, No Additives, No chemicals just 100% natural. Back in the old days, our mothers cooked moi moi in leaves but due to modernization and availability of the leaves, people resorted to using nylons, foils e.t.c. which cold be hazardous to the health when re-heated over time. Before using the leaves you have to learn how to clean it properly so here’s a quick tutorial on how to prepare the moi moi leaves before use.
What you’d need
• A foam sponge
Step 2: Place the leaves and stems in a bowl of clean water and add the salt. Leave to soak for 5mins then wash gently with the foam sponge. This is done to ensure the germs are gotten rid of
Step 3: Rinse the washed leaves and stems with clean water about 2-3 more times and leave to drain. Now you are ready to use the uma leaves for cooking your moi moi.
• Take two Uma leaves placing one on top of the other and fold into a conical shape. Close up the edge of the cone and fill it with the moi moi mixture
• Seal up the content by folding the open part of the leave and place it in the pot on top of the stick bed.
• Once you are done steam cooking, your moi moi would have the traditional moi moi shape as shown in the video