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Recipes/Cooking » PREPARING BANGA STEW by: Franky222(m) .:. Sat, 24 Sep, 2022 - 07:42:18:am GMT
Ingredients For Banga Stew (Ofe Akwu)
Serving: 6×2 Persons
Preparation time: 60 minutes
Banga (palm fruit) (9-10 cups)
1 kg of assorted meat
500 g mackerel
A cup of Sliced onions
2 cups of sliced fluted pumpkin(optional)
3 seasoning cubes
A cup of sliced Scent leave
Dried fish (200g)
Half cup of ground Crayfish
Dried pepper to taste
Salt to taste
How to Prepare Ofe Akwu
Below is the image of pounded palm fruit with a portion of the squeezed-out thick palm fruit sauce in a plate.

Step 1
Soak the dried fish in hot water and wash thoroughly to remove sand and dirt,
blend the crayfish or blend with dry pepper if you are making banga stew with dried pepper.
Step 2
Chop the onion and scent leaves, set aside in a plate, I like to make most foods with lots of onions just because of its health benefits.

Step 3
Cook the palm fruits (banga fruits) for 30 to 50 minutes then pound with a mortar and pestle, you will see how this is done in the video below.
Step 4
Pour water in a bowl, add the pounded palm fruit and try to squeeze out the thick paste.
The palm fruit juice is a major part of banga stew I can also use this in making other Nigerian soups.
Pour the squeezed-out thick juice into a bowl and set aside.
How To Cook Banga Soup (Ofe Akwu).
Step 5
Wash the meat and mackerel (fish) with water and parboil with a separate pot till it is tender. Season with 2 stock cubes, a teaspoon of salt, half cup of sliced onions).
Remove the fish after 10 minutes.
It is possible to make a delicious meal with tasteless meat, that is the only reason I precook the fish/meat separate before adding them to the main pot.
Step 6
Add the squeezed-out palm fruit juice to the boiling meat on fire.

Add the (washed, dried fish and blended crayfish) to the cooking pot and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 7
Add your spices if it is not yet as tasteful as required. (Sachet of onga soup” and/or a seasoning cube). Stir and add the scent leave (chopped), sliced onions, salt and pepper to taste.
Add the precooked mackerel fish. I added the fish now because I want toserve them whole. If you add fish earlier to banga stew, they would break before the stew is made.

Step 8
Cover and cook for another minute then add the chopped vegetables (Ugu)(optional), allow to simmer for another 3 minutes and you just made a delicious Nigerian banga stew (ofe akwu)
Serve with rice, yam or cooked beans.

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