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Ayamase Stew (Ofada Stew)

Ayamase stew which is also known as Ofada stew or the Nigerian designer stew is one of the numerous stew types we eat in Nigeria. This stew uses a combination of Green colored peppers together with onions and it’s spiced using indigenous ingredients such as the locust bean and this gives it a distinct delicious taste.

Ayamase Stew/Ofada stew

Ayamase Stew/Ofada stew

Notes:

**I chose to boil the pepper I used in this recipe in order to get rid of the excess water but you can definitely strain out the water if you are in a hurry. There is a little difference in taste when you strain compared to boiling it but it is really negligible.
**It is advisable to use a transparent lid for this in order to monitor the Oil
**You don’t necessarily have to turn your oil into the black in order to make a delicious Ayamase stew once the Oil has turned golden brown you are good.

Below is the step by step video Recipe on how to make Ayamase (Ofada Stew)

Caution:

Just like any deep frying process Bleaching Palm Oil can be just as dangerous (even more) so be very careful.
Also, note that the chemical components of the oil will break down during the bleaching process thereby stripping the Oil of its nutritional value thereby making the Oil making it less healthy.

Ayamase Stew (Ofada Stew)

Ayamase stew which is also known as Ofada stew or the Nigerian designer stew is one of the numerous stew types we eat in Nigeria. This stew uses a combination of Green colored peppers together with onions and it's spiced using indigenous ingredients such as the locust bean and this gives it a distinct delicious taste.
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Course: stew
Cuisine: African
Keyword: easy, homemade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 4 Green bell peppers
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Habanero Rodo - use as much as you want
  • 2 Tbsps Locust Bean
  • Beef Stock as needed
  • 2 Tbsps Crayfish
  • 3/4 Cup Palm Oil
  • 4 Boiled Eggs
  • Beef stock
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 pound Beef/Tripe cut into bit size

Instructions

  • Rinse the Bell peppers, Onions and Habanero and cut into chunks - this will make blending process easier for the blender.
  • Blend the Peppers and Onions a little at a time adding very little water while blending because the excess water is not needed.
  • Pour the blended Pepper into a Pot and boil it until most of the water is gone.
  • In a clean Pot, add the Palm Oil, cover it up and let it heat up on low to medium heat until the color of the Oil turns to honey-brown color.
  • At this point, don't open the lid of the pot because of the intense smoke, just turn off the stove and leave it to cool or simply lift it outside for a faster cooling.
  • Once the Oil is cooled down return to the stove top and let it heat up a little bit not to smoking point (uncovered this time )
  • Add the diced Onions and locust bean and fry till the onions begin to float on the Oil.
  • Pour in the boiled pepper, stir it all together, cover it up and allow it to cook until the oil begins to float over the pepper sauce.
  • Add your choice of Meat, some beef stock to loosen up the sauce if it's too thick and Salt to taste.
  • Ayamase stew can best served with serve with Ofada Rice or boiled or fried plantains, Yam, etc. Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 499IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

You may also like to take a look at other Nigerian soups and stews:

Nigerian Red stew

Ata dindin – Nigerian Fried Pepper Sauce

Ogbono Recipe

Efo Riro

 

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Venicia

Saturday 14th of November 2020

Hello Lola pls.would like to ask if there is a need for cryfish? Thanks

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Friday 11th of September 2020

[…] Ayamase is the official designer African stew. it is made wit green peppers and onion. the beauty to this stew is the presence of different nutrient sources in it, it is mostly made with dried beef, pomo, fried fish, boiled egg, locus bean all fused together in order to make a rich stew. it is specifically made for Ofada rice but pairs well with any form of rice or meals one wants to eat it with. it can also be eaten alone. […]

Issiana

Monday 25th of May 2020

I literally just finished making this using your recipe video and it tastes sooooo good. Thank you.

John

Monday 11th of May 2020

You are an inspiration! I have just started cooking Nigerian dishes during this pandemic - your recipes and cooking style have been absolutely breathtaking!

Princess sammy

Monday 4th of May 2020

Can i use green tomatoes??

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