Palm oil stew or Buka stew is a very popular stew in Nigeria that is enjoyed by many; most people eat it in local restaurants across Nigeria and its super delicious and know for its intense local taste and flavours.
This stew can be used for rice, yams, roasted plantain and generally anything you fancy it with, plus it’s very easy to prepare. If you are looking for that authentic local taste in your home then you should definitely give this recipe a try.
For this recipe we will need the following
1) Bleached palm oil
2) Blended tomatoes, pepper and onions all boiled till it’s dry
3) Beef / Cow skin / tripe
4). Smoked fish
5) Ground crayfish
6) Salt/seasoning cubes
7) Boiled eggs (optional)
8) 1 big onion (sliced)
Boil your beef, tripe (shaki) with salt, seasoning cube, onions and water till cooked.
In a large sauce pan, heat up your red oil for 10 minutes till it’s bleached, turn off your heat for 20 minutes to enable the oil cool down and avoid smoke while cooking.
Once your oil is cool bring back to your cooker and on medium heat add in your sliced onions and allow to fry till it’s softened , then add your boiled beef and fry a bit just to brown a little,
Next add your tomato blend and fry for 10 minutes covered.
After ten minutes, uncover your stew , add in salt , seasoning cubes, beef stock and ground crayfish, stir and taste to make sure it’s seasoned properly, now add your smoked fish and boiled eggs, cover and cook till oil floats on top of your stew , your authentic palm oil stew is ready to be enjoyed!
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