Top of the Day to you all :). Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. So i woke up this morning with a strong Craving for Palm oil stew and after the early morning service, i scurried to the market to get ingredients for this native dish. Palm oil stew is a traditional stew which is quite popular in the villages and road side food hawkers. As a classic Nigerian dish, it is referred to as “Alapa” and it is highly nutritious due to the nutrients in the tomato puree and the high level of Beta carotene contained in palmoil. Alapa can be enjoyed with rice, Beans (Agoyin in my favorite), Fries i.e plantain, potatoes, yams and just about anything
• Prep Time: 15 minutes
• Cook Time: 40 minutes
• Total Time: 55 minutes
Step 1: Blend the fresh tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions together. Boil in a medium sized pot till all the water evaporates leaving just the puree.
Step 2: Place the pieces of meat (or stock fish) into a clean pot and slice one onion into it, Season with Maggi and salt then cook till tender for about 15mins
Step 5: Finally, Add the meat stock with the meat inclusive and stir thoroughly then allow to simmer for about 10-15mins.
Step 6: Remove from the burner and serve with Rice or yam. It can also be eaten with Okra or ewedu soup and served with any form of “Swallow”
|Palm oil Stew with fried potatoes|