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Turkey Stew – African style

Turkey Stew – Who doesn’t like the sound of that! This Turkey stew is a classic affair. It is deeply flavored and inexpensive to make.

Tomato Stew With Smoked Turkey Wings

Turkey Stew

Turkey stew is one of my most beloved comfort food of all time.  This stew is made with Peppers, Tomatoes, and Onions. Other add-ins like Ginger, Garlic, Tomato paste are also added together with some spices.

Honestly, cooking the Turkey stew is very easy but as easy as it may seem, building up your flavor can be an issue.

By now most of you all know that I like Turkey wings and I have a couple of recipes here to proof that:

Let’s get into the business of the day.

Tomato Stew With Smoked Turkey Wings

If you are familiar with making stews that contain peppers and Tomatoes, you will discover that when you blend the peppers, it tends to come out too watery which will result in a longer cooking time. I will share a tip with you on how you can blend the peppers together and still achieve a thick consistency.

Tomato Stew With Smoked Turkey Wings

Once you have washed the peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes, the next thing to do is to cut them into chunks. This will make it easy for you to blend the peppers.

cut tomatoes, onion, pepper into chunks.

Start by adding the pepper inside the blender in bits then add sufficient water to blend just the small quantity of pepper in the blender.

adding the pepper inside the blender in bits

once the peppers have been blended for a couple of seconds and it’s becoming liquefied then you can start adding the other chunks of pepper inside the blender. At this point, don’t bother adding any extra water, the liquid in the blender is sufficient enough to blend it.

tomatoes and peppers have been blended

The next thing I do is to boil the peppers for about 10 to 15 minutes in order to reduce more of its water content. Also, this will minimize the raw taste of the pepper. The pepper can be frozen at this point and you may thaw it when you are ready to use it for your stew or any other purpose.

boil the peppers, tomatoes and onion blend for about 10 minutes

Now let’s cook the stew:

Preheat the cooking oil in a pot cooking oil preheated in this pan it’s very hot then throw in the diced onions the bay leaf and a little bit of thyme mix everything together thoroughly and leave it on the stove-top for about three minutes and this is going to allow the flavors of the onion thyme and bay leaf to come together properly.

Preheat the cooking Oil in a pot

Now add the boiled pepper stir together, cover it up eave it to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally in order to prevent it from burning. season, add Turkey and leave it to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

add the boiled pepper stir together

That is it! You can serve this stew over a plate of white Rice, Spaghetti, Couscous, you can even serve as a dip for your bread. Enjoy!

If you like this Turkey Stew, you may also want to check out these other delicious recipes:

Tomato Stew With Smoked Turkey Wings

Tomato Stew With Smoked Turkey Wings

Turkey Stew - Who doesn't like the sound of that! This Turkey stew is a classic affair. It is deeply flavored and inexpensive to make. It is one of my most beloved comfort food of all time.  This stew is made with Peppers, Tomatoes, and Onions. Other add-ins like Ginger, Garlic, Tomato paste are also added together with some spices.
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Course: Breakfast, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: African
Keyword: homemade, Tomato Stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 3 Red Bell Peppers
  • 4 Plum Tomatoes
  • 2 Fresno peppers
  • 2 Habanero
  • 1 Onion Blend with the peppers
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 0.5 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger root
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1.5 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 0.25 Cup Vegetable Oil or 0.5cup
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • Tomato Paste
  • White Pepper - To Taste
  • Black Pepper - To Taste
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes

Instructions

  • Wash the peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes then cut them into chunks and blend together with the Garlic, Ginger, and Tomato paste until it becomes smooth.
  • Boil the pepper on the stove top for about 10 minutes. (See note above)
  • Preheat the oil in a pot. Once the Oil is hot, add the diced onion, bay leaf, and Thyme. Then fry till the onions become limp.
  • Stir in the boiled pepper. Cover it up and leave to cook for 10 t0 15 minutes.
  • Season with Thyme, Curry powder, White powder, Black powder, Salt and stock cubes. Add your choice of Meat and cook for another 5 minutes or till you achieve your desired consistency.

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Notes

  1. When cooking the stew, make sure you keep an eye on it, sometimes it gets too thick and you may need to add water or stock at this point.
  2. Add the spices and mix together thoroughly so that all these ingredients can come together perfectly well.  At this point, you are free to add some water or stock (if necessary) to the stew to lighten it up to your taste.
  3. There is a need for a protein source in this stew which can either be Meat (Beef), Chicken, Fish, Turkey... Though I used smoked Turkey wings for this recipe,  feel free to use any other ''protein source'' of your choice.
  4. If you are a vegetarian, you can go for Tofu or any other Meat substitute. Let it cook for another five minutes or thereabout so that all these ingredients will have time to interact together in the pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2480IU | Vitamin C: 95.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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Lauren

Thursday 9th of May 2019

How do you cook the smoked Turkey? Do u boil, grill or fried it? I boiled and grilled it before in the oven but it didn't come nice. Pls could you explain what to do with the smoked turkey before adding it to the stew? Thank you very much in advance.

Jaleesa

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Smoked turkey comes already cooked....

winifred otomewo

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Your cooking is so wonderful,i would to learn how to bake cakes,it would be a pleasure to get ideas from you ma

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 14th of September 2018

Thanks, Winifred, I have a couple of cake recipes on this site. However, if you have a request for a specific recipe, kindly let me know I will try to put it up.

Adesanya

Saturday 11th of August 2018

E Pele MA, Love your cooking, butI have kids and dinner is always a challenge.Please I need dinner ideas for my family. easy food for busy mom. Appreciate any suggestions. Thank you in anticipation.

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

E seun ma. I will be working on your request soon.

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