Africa is filled with amazing arts, music, language, fabrics, culture and of course, food. You don’t believe me? Allow me to convince you with some meals that can make you live on the continent for the rest of your life. Check out these stews from around Africa:
1. Tbeikhet ‘Eid:
Libya blessed us with this one. They prefer aromatic spices over hot spices over there. It is flavored with cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, ginger, and shaiba leaves. To cap it all up, the raisins it comes with gives it a particular type of sweetness. Its ingredients include lamb, chopped pumpkin, onions, clarified butter, tomatoes and so on.
2. Thiébou yapp: The ingredients in this tasty Senegalese stew are onions, garlic, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggplants. Habanero peppers, mustard, carrots, tomatoes, paprika, vinegar, oil are involved as well. To prepare it, you simply have to add steamed broken rice to meat broth and chunks of beef and lamb. After doing that, let it simmer until it cooks completely.
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South Africa is the home of good food and this one is not an exception. This stew combines mutton or lamb, onions, garlic, tamarind, allspice, bay leaves, cloves, and nutmeg. As you prepare it, use small water and braise the meat slowly. It is best served with South African yellow rice. A glass of wine won’t be a bad idea too.
4. Ayamase stew: The western part of Nigeria blessed us with this one. It is best enjoyed with ofada rice, a rice that is grown in Nigeria. Its ingredients include bell peppers, scotch bonnet peppers, red onions, braised goat meat, smoked dried fish, smoked dried shrimp, and palm oil. It is amazingly delicious.
5. Garden egg stew:
Garden eggs or eggplant is the major ingredient in this tasty Ghanaian stew. Other ingredients include tomatoes, onions, peppers, palm oil, dried fish or shrimp. Just use the garden eggs as vegetables as you prepare it and the end result would be heavenly. Ginger or nutmeg will make it even more delicious.