How to cook delicious Nigerian groundnut stew
There are so many ways to eat groundnuts. You can enjoy it with cold cucumber straight out of the refrigerator. For those who love drinking garri, groundnut can elevate the taste of your garri. That’s not all! Do you know that you can use groundnuts to prepare a delicious soup called Nigerian groundnut stew?
Bring out your favourite swallow! This simple recipe will help you cook one of the most delicious soups you’ll ever taste—Nigerian groundnut stew. You will never look at groundnut the same way after preparing this meal.
Nigerian groundnut stew recipe:
Ingredients for your Nigerian groundnut stew
There’s a Nigerian proverb that says that whenever you eat a delicious soup, you should find out the ingredients the cook had used. To translate literally, your ingredients can make or break your Nigerian groundnut stew.
To start, here’s what you need:
• 500g of raw groundnuts
Get the freshest groundnuts you can find. You need raw groundnuts for this recipe.
• Smoked fish
Smoked fish will give your Nigerian groundnut stew a deeper taste.
You can use the head or the flakes. Stockfish adds taste and aroma to your soup.
• Assorted meat
You can use beef, goat meat, or chicken. You can also use all three for your soup if you’re feeling adventurous
• Ground Crayfish
Ground crayfish will add another layer of taste to your groundnut soup
• 2 seasoning cubes
You can use any seasoning cube brand of your choice
• A pinch of salt
• One large onion, chopped
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 habanero peppers, blended
• Pumpkin leaves or spinach
If you’re in Nigeria, getting fresh pumpkin leaves shouldn’t be a problem. But if you’re overseas, you can use spinach in place of pumpkin leaves.
How to prepare Nigerian groundnut stew
Now that you have gathered your ingredients, here’s how to go about preparing the stew
Preparing the groundnuts
Roast the groundnuts in a saucepan, stirring occasionally to prevent burning
Once the groundnuts turn golden brown, remove from the fire and leave to cool
Peel and pour into a blender and blend until you get a smooth paste
Cooking the meat
Wash and cut your meat into chunks
Season with salt, seasoning cubes, chopped onions
Cook until tender
Drain the meat from the stock and set meat aside
Cooking the stockfish and smoked fish
Scrub the smoked fish and stockfish with salt and rinse
Remove the bones from fish
Put the smoked fish and stockfish in the meat stock and cook (top up water if necessary)
Cook until both are well-done
The main preparation of your Nigerian groundnut stew
Add crayfish to the pot and stir until well-blended with fish and stockfish
Turn down the heat of the stove and add the groundnut paste
Top up some water if necessary
Stir the soup so that it doesn’t become lumpy
Let it cook on low heat for about 15 minutes
Add the meat you had set aside earlier
Add the chopped pumpkin leaves and stir
Your Nigerian groundnut stew is ready!
If you are wondering what delicious new thing to cook for your family this weekend, you can try this easy groundnut soup recipe!