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How To Make Ofada Stew – The perfect Recipe

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How To Make Ofada Stew – The perfect Recipe

How To Make Ofada Stew – The perfect Recipe

How To Make Ofada Stew: In this recipe, we will be sharing how to make the famous and delicious Ofada stew. We will be showing you how to make the perfect Ofada stew. The Ofada stew is a stew that originates from Western Nigeria and is commonly eaten with a locally grown rice called Ofada rice. Ofada stew is one of those delicious native savory dishes that packs a major punch as it is flavored with smoked died shrimp, and fermented locust beans (iru). So, let’s get started on the process for making this meal.


1. 700g Cooked Assorted Meats

2. 5 Very Ripe Bell Peppers (Tatashe)

3. 1.5 Cups Bleached Palm Oil

4. 4 Scotch Bonnet (Atarodo)

5. 1.5 Onions

6. Boiled Eggs (Optional)

7. 2 Dried Fish

8. 1 Cooking spoon Ground Crayfish

9. 4 Tablespoons Locust Beans (Iru)

10. Chicken/ beef seasoning

11. Salt to taste

Prep Time:
10 mins

Cook Time:
45 mins

Total Time:
55 mins


Let’s get started – Cut the peppers, and 2 red onion into small chunks, and blend roughly. Now, pour the coarsely blended pepper into a frying pan. Add your blended onions to the pepper mix. Add some salt. Then add your beef/chicken seasoning cubes. Stir gently. Boil the blended peppers mix for 15 minutes. While that is cooking up, get a cooking pan and add some palm oil. Allow it to bleach properly before adding your chopped onions. Stir and fry for 2 minutes. Now, add your already boiled meats to fry.

After they are done frying, get them off the heat and into a clean bowl. Now, reduce the oil and add your locust beans (iru). Stir gently before adding your crayfish powder. Stir again and fry for about a minute. Check on your pepper mix and add it to the frying locust beans. Stir again. Fry for 15 minutes before adding your boiled eggs. Now, add your meats back into the pot and stir again. Add your smoked fish and dry fish to it and stir gently too. Fry for 5 minutes.

Your Ofada stew is ready to be eaten with the Ofada rice and some fried plantains if you like. Now that you know how to make Ofada stew properly, I hope you enjoy the amazing flavors this delicacy brings! Let us know what you think of this Ofada stew recipe in the comments below, and don’t forget to rate!

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