Sunday, 25 January 2015

Step By Step Guide On How To Prepare Stew

#Lifestyle #Food


A new segment was kicked off  here >>>  ) where we basically inspire one another on how to cook or on how to cook certain meals we do not know how to cook. Cos to be honest, eating out is pretty much expensive. Right?

P.S- We kicked the new segment off with step by step guide on how to cook coconut rice (You can find that in the link above).

Today being Sunday and I thought to myself, what's best to blog about today than to blog about how to prepare stew.
I don't know if this happens only in African homes, but there is this tradition, that everyday Sunday or most Sundays after service, white and stew is the next meal on the menu. Based on this tradition, it is now commonly called ''Sunday Rice''. Lol


Aside from the ''Sunday Rice'' tradition, stew is a dish that is as important as any other meal... same goes for soup (you can find links on how to prepare pepper soup and vegetable soup below this post). This is because, stew can be used to eat practically anything really.

Stew happens to be one of the meals I love cooking. You all already know the meal I LOVE cooking right? Lol (Please find that here >>> )

Step by step guide on how to prepare stew
You need:
Fresh tomatoes
Fresh pepper
Onions
Garlic
Ginger
Cray fish
Chicken/turkey/beef/fish
Maggi and salt for taste
Seasoning
Vegetable

How to prepare stew:
1) First thing first, blend your tomatoes
I like to blend everything together. So I blend, my fresh tomatoes, fresh pepper, onions, garlic, ginger and Cray fish together.
2) After that, I pour what I have blended into a pot and leave to boil/cook.
3) After that, you are now ready to fry your stew.
Remember, we are all about staying healthy so we need to be careful on the quantity of oil we are using.
Pour a moderate amount of groundnut oil into a fresh pot and allow it to get hot
4) Now that your oil is hot, pour your boiled/cooked tomatoes inside your pot (the pot that has hot oil in it) and leave to fry.
5) After that, you start seasoning your stew by adding maggi and salt for taste, thyme and other seasoning you so choose.
6) Your chicken/turkey/beef/fish will be the second to the last thing you will add in order to avoid them for breaking before the stew is ready.
There are 3 ways you can get your chicken/turkey/beef/fish ready.
* The first is, you can boil them and add the water (that is your stalk) to your stew.
* The second is, you can boil and later on fry them. Still adding the water to your stew.
* The third one which is the more healthy one is, you can oven cook it.

P.S- Please find here >>>  why oven cooking your food is extremely healthy for you.

7) Now that your stew is almost done, you can now go ahead and add your chicken/turkey/beef/fish

P.S- Here >>>   is a post on 12 reasons why you really need to eat sea-foods.

8) The last but not the least, you add your vegetable to your stew. Stir and leave your stew on fire for about 2minutes (because cooking your vegetable for a longer time, destroys its nutrients) and Viola! Your stew is ready!

ENJOY!

Be Inspired To Look And Feel Healthy

P.S- you might also be interested in:
An Easy Guide On How To Prepare Vegetable Soup
Step By Step Guide On How To Prepare Bitter Leaf Soup (Ofe Onugbu)

I hope you were inspired by this post? Please kindly share with others by clicking on any of the social media share buttons by the left side of this post to inspire them too.

Please also feel free to send me an email on chidinmainspirations@gmail.com on recipes or foods you would like us to learn how to cook them.

Yours Truly,
Chidinma

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africanbites.com

10 comments :

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Anonymous said...

Nice write up.
Guess boiling the fresh tomato before adding it to the hot oil to fry, removes the sour taste from the stew.

anthonia eghaghe said...

Really tempting.i love Sunday rice,lol

Chidinma Inspirations said...

Dear Anonymous, I am glad you were inspired.
You are always welcomed on this blog.

Chidinma Inspirations said...

Dear Anonymous, thank you. I do appreciate it.
I guess so too dear or too prepare it well I guess.

Chidinma Inspirations said...

Lol.
We all love "Sunday Rice" dear.

Paul Oyegbenga said...

Be expecting me next week Sunday for my share of Sunday rice and this tempting stew. Thanks for putting this together and sharing with us.

One step ahead in becoming a better chef than whoever my future wife is.

Thank God Anthonia is here learning.... Who knows... Hehehe tongue out, side eyes..


Great article again from Chidinma. Don't I just like this blog?

Chidinma Inspirations said...

Lol. Dear Paul, I am glad you were inspired by this post.
And yes, we like you too.

Anonymous said...

Wow!.....nice.....but this one na rich man stew

Chidinma Inspirations said...

Lol. But you can also prepare it following the above mentioned steps.