An Egusi Stew Alternative: Nigerian Almond Stew
I thought since Egusi stew requires melon seeds and almonds are a nut, they could be similar... well I was right, almond stew is just as good; even better!
of cooked meat
I used some beef and tripe that I had boiled, feel free to use goat meat, chicken or any other cooked meat of your choice
I used beef broth
flaked smoked fish
I used smoked trout
habanero/ scotch bonnet peppers
Salt to taste
In a pot over medium heat, saute the onions and scotch bonnet pepper until translucent in the palm oil.
Once the onions and pepper have softened up, toss in the cooked meat and keep sauteing for another 5 minutes, after 5 minutes, add in the bullion and stir.
Turn the heat down to low and begin adding in the ground almonds. Stir continuously for another 5 minutes to prevent the stew from burning.
After 5 minutes, add in the broth, and continue cooking the stew covered on low heat for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add in the sliced vegetables, stir and add in the smoked fish and dried shrimp.
Cover and allow the stew to cook on low-medium heat for another 20 minutes.
Taste the stew and adjust the salt to your taste.
Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, and then serve.
This stew is traditionally eaten with eba, fufu or pounded yam, but you may eat it with rice.
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