- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more if necessary
- 1 pound boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes and trimmed of fat
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large or 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
- 6 cups 1-inch cubes pumpkin flesh
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 fresh bay leaves
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable stock
- 1 ½ cups chopped ripe tomatoes with juices (canned are fine)
- 1 cup lentils
- Chopped cilantro for garnish
- In a heavy pot with a lid, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat. When hot, add the lamb; sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until browned on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes total, stirring as needed. Remove the pieces of lamb to a plate and reduce the heat to medium.
- If the pan is dry, add more oil. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 minutes. Add pumpkin, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon and cumin; cook until pumpkin begins to soften, about 10 minutes.
- Add bay leaves, wine, stock and tomatoes, and return lamb to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for at least 45 minutes on medium-low, partly covered. Stir occasionally; add more stock if needed.
- Add lentils, and bring the mixture back to a boil. Adjust heat a simmer. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender and the liquid is thick, about 30 minutes. (If at any point it threatens to become too thick, add a bit of stock or water.) Taste, and adjust the seasoning. Remove the bay leaves, and garnish with cilantro before serving.
Basic Ghanaian Gravy
- 2medium onions, diced
- 8tomatoes, Romas preferred
- 1⁄2cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2teaspoon thyme
- 1green pepper, diced (optional)
- Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions until soft, but not brown.
- Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and thyme (plus green pepper is using).
- Fry for 30 minutes until tomatoes are soft and deep red in color.
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Domada (Gambian Peanut Stew)
The national dish of Gambia. A thick, saucy stew served over rice.
: The Daring Gourmet, www.daringgourmet.com
- 1 lb beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ½ inch chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste
- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 Maggi or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes
- 3 cups water
- Scotch bonnet chilies, diced, according to heat preference
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.
How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice
· Red Pepper (Tatase)
· Plum Tomato
· Fresh Tomatoes
· Scotch Bonnet (Rodo)
· Knorr Cubes
· Tomato Puree
· Jollof Rice Seasoning
· Knorr Aromat Seasoning
· Vegetable Oil
· All Purpose Seasoning
· Mixed Herbs
· Easy Cook Long Grain Rice
· Heat the Vegetable oil in a pot for 5-6 minutes, you need this piping hot.
· Blend the plum tomatoes, onion, scotch bonnet, red pepper together and add it to the piping hot vegetable oil.
· Season the mixture in the pot with Knorr cubes, Jollof rice seasoning, all purpose seasoning, mixed herbs, Aromat seasoning and salt, then stir in.
· Leave to fry for 15 minutes.
· After 15 minutes, add the washed rice, then the tomato puree and mix together.
· Add the bay leaves for aroma; this gives the meal a unique taste too.
· Add a small quantity of water, you don’t need a lot as the rice needs to steam cook.
· Leave to steam cook on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes.
· Add fresh tomatoes and onions to garnish and leave to cook for another 5 minutes. Great job!
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