This stew is a tribute to my Grandma. Mrs Bernice Adeosun. (Also known as mama olowo , Iya Bose , Iya sanjo, Iya yemisi, Iya Funlola and Iya Ibeji. She is the best cook and disciplinarian close to me. Back to my stew . If you ever attended boarding school in Nigeria, you will understand why my Grandma is an angel. She will just show up at my school from the village with this stew and ofada rice. I guess she knows much about food canning and preservation. She will put the stew in an empty milo can with lid on. This is to preserve the stew. She shows up when you are broke , down to nothing, no provisions ( milo, powdered milk, sugar, garri, peanut, cabin biscuits or cookies). Yes it was party time with my sister and close friends in room F at SACHS.
5 fresh red bell peppers
8 dry bell peppers
3 habanero pepper
2 big onions
Locust beans (iru)
Salt to taste
Dry fish , fried snails, shrimp, crayfish, meat or chicken
Seasonings ( maggi or any seasoning of your choice)
Put your peppers and onions in a blender, blend coarsely.
Cook your peppers to reduce the water
Put your palm oil in a dry pot , add onions and iru. Fry until translucent.
Add your meat, fish,snails, shrimp.
Add your cooked pepper ,seasoning and salt. Add your boiled eggs .
Cook for 10 minutes and its ready. Enjoy with rice or carbohydrate of your choice