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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!

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

 

Recipe Rating




Olivia

Saturday 6th of January 2024

I just made ayamase for the first time! Your recipe was simple to follow. Thank you Aunty Lola, my family all enjoyed it šŸ˜Š

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 12th of January 2024

You are welcome, Olivia.

Glo

Tuesday 21st of November 2023

Beautiful at looks, looks yummy šŸ˜‹

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Thanks!

Yewande

Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Just finished cooking mine, 1st timer. Video was very helpful, only missing ingredient was locust bean and it still turned out great. Thank you

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Well done, Yewande. You are welcome.

Princess Inem

Sunday 29th of January 2023

I am cooking my own now and following recipes,I will post when am done. It all looks nice

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Thank you Princess Inem šŸ˜Š

Gladys

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I follow your recipe. my husband is licking his fingers. By the way, I am from Guadeloupe so I learn. Thank for sharing

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Iā€™m so glad he loved it. Thanks so much for the great feedback Gladys ā¤ļøā¤ļøā¤ļø!