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Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

April 29, 2018
: 4
: 25 min
: 30 min
: 55 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Gizzards
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 2-3 Scotch Bonnet/ Fresh Chili Peppers
  • 1 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Tomato Paste
  • 3 Seasoning Cubes
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Dry Thyme
  • A Pinch of Nutmeg (Freshly grated)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and clean your chicken gizzards. In a small pot, add your gizzards and season with salt, 1 seasoning cube, black pepper and chili powder. Cook on medium heat for 2-4 minutes to let its natural juices extract from the gizzards. Then add enough water to cover the gizzards and cook for 20 mins on medium heat. Sieve and reserve stock.
  • Step 2 In a blender, add your tomatoes,scotch bonnet peppers, red bell peppers, onion (halved) and garlic. Lightly blend your peppers on pulse or crush button. We do not want a smooth texture but a roughly chopped texture.
  • Step 3 In a pot, heat your oil on medium heat. Once it is hot, add your gizzards to the oil and fry until just slightly brown. We just want to extract the flavor of the gizzards into the oil. Remove gizzards and set aside. Slice the other half of your red onion. Using the same oil in the pot, add sliced red onion and cook until soft. Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste stirring occasionally, fry for 4-5 minutes. Add pepper mixture, cover and cook down for 7-9 minutes.
  • Step 4 Add gizzard stock, nutmeg, curry, dry thyme, 2 seasoning cubes and salt. Add salt according to preference. Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes on medium low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if needed. Add your gizzards and simmer until oil starts floating on top and stew has reduced.
  • Step 5
  • Step 6 Serve with grilled plantain and salad.

 

 

 

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

 

Jollof Spaghetti with Pan Seared Steak

April 28, 2018
: 4
: 15 min
: 40 min
: 55 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • Steak:
  • 4 Steak Strips
  • 2 tbsp of Suya Spice (optional)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
  • Β½ tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Stew Mixture:
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 tbsp of Fresh Ginger
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 large Red Onion ( Halved)
  • 3 Scotch Bonnet Pepper ( deseed to reduce heat)
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp of Curry
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes
  • β…› tsp of Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Butter
  • 250g of Pasta
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
Directions
  • Step 1 Blend all ingredients from stew mixture. Place in a pot and bring to a boil until water dries out. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Slice the remaining red onion. Heat butter and vegetable oil on medium heat and then add your sliced onion. Allow onion to fry until it becomes soft. Add your cooked stew mixture and allow to fry for an additional 5-6 minutes. Add your chicken stock and allow to cook for another 5-6 minutes. Season with curry, Italian seasoning, seasoning cubes, nutmeg and salt. Add salt according to preference. Allow to cook on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  • Step 3 Bring Steak to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a pan/skillet heat oil on medium heat and sear steak for 3 minutes on both sides. Make sure pan is properly coated with oil before cooking steak. Reduce heat to medium low, now add your butter, Suya spice and garlic. Carefully tilt pan towards you and continuously baste steak with butter and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on both sides. Remove steak from pan and cover with foil. When ready to serve, slice diagonally and garnish with some Suya spice (optional).
  • Step 4 Bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta al dente. Reserve about β…“ cup of pasta water and drain the pasta. Place pasta back in a pot, add about 4 cooking spoons of stew, reserved pasta water, green bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Properly stir and allow to cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes stiring occasionally.
  • Step 5 Your food is ready!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew served on Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Beef Stew served on Mashed Potatoes

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! So today’s recipe is my slow cooker beef stew. First thing first β€˜Everyone should have a CROCK POT’ Guys I mean it, this is very necessary and I cannot imagine my life without my sweet sweet Crock pot😊. At first I was so reluctant to get this because I would say to myself, β€œI do not have a lot of coins to buy something I can do on my stove and pot” Guys it took for my instructor to go to Walmart’s website and literally pulling up a crock pot on sale for me to get one; guys the best money I have ever spentπŸ’πŸ’°. The beauty about crock pot is that you can literally slow cook anything and it is ready when you are, you can cook without having to run back into the kitchen to check how your food is going; everything is done in one pot. Crock pot is perfect for meals that usually take a long time to soften but you can still cook pretty much anything. You want to achieve succulent fall off the bone meat, your crock pot got you. I use mine mostly to make my stocks or broth, sauces and stews; I want to try using this to make Jollof Rice or my local Nigerian soup, still working on that and I will definitely let you know how this goes😊. So guys my slow cooker beef stew is one for the books and I you just have to try this and see for yourself that I was not just saying. I served this stew with mashed potatoes and lawddd this is good!πŸ™†. I just found a new love for mashed potatoes, it was never my thing but lately I have found a new love for Β making mashed potatoes and this stew is just the perfect pairing. You can serve stew with rice as well and it will do amazingly well with pasta. I will love to hear your feedback about this recipe. I will attach a link to the crock pot I purchased.

www.walmart.ca/en/ip/crock-pot-smart-pot-digital-slow-cooker-black/6000194058647

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew served on Mashed Potatoes

September 13, 2017
: 4
: 15 min
: 6 hr 20 min
: 6 hr 35 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of beef (cut into chunks)
  • 2 Medium sized Carrot
  • 4 Stalks of Celery
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Cups of Beef stock (chicken stock as substitute)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning/ 4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 3-4 drops of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • ΒΌ Cup of Flour
  • Salt
  • Parsley Leaves (For Garnish)
  • Mashed Potatoes:
  • 4-5 small White Potatoes
  • 4 tbsp of Butter
  • β…“ cup of Milk/Heavy Cream
Directions
  • Step 1 To prepare beef stew: season beef with salt and black pepper. Toss beef in flour.
  • Step 2 Heat up oil in a pan and when it is hot, add 1 tbsp of butter and when butter is completely melted, add your beef and brown on both sides for 4-5 minutes. Remove beef and place into a plate. Add 1 tbsp of oil, onion and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add paprika, tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes, add carrot and celery and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add your meat stock, beef, black pepper, salt, Italian seasoning/ thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and then transfer into your slow cooker and cook for at least 6 hours. Before your 6 hours mark is up, taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if needed, add 1 tbsp of butter, stir, cover and leave to complete cooking time.
  • Step 4 To make mashed potatoes: peel and cut potatoes into small chunks. Bring to a boil and cook until soft and potatoes starts to break or fall apart. Drain and put potatoes back into the same pot and put on low heat. Mash potatoes for a little bit to let some steam escape, this gives the potatoes some texture. Then add your butter and milk or heavy cream and mash until properly incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper and then mash until all ingredients are properly combined.
  • Step 5 Your food is ready!!! Serve mashed potatoes with beef stew and garnish with parsley.

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