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How To Prepare Ayamase (Ofada Sauce)

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Ofada Sauce is a popular stew from the Yoruba tribe of Southwest Nigeria, although other tribes are beginning to incorporate it to their foods.

There are two kinds of Ofada sauce, the one prepared with green bell peppers called Ayamase and the other prepared with red bell peppers called Obe Atadindin. For this recipe, we will be focusing on Ayamase with green bell peppers.

Ayamase has very quickly become a popular Nigerian stew. It is an all-round finger-licking goodness you will find at parties and restaurants. With this recipe, you can start enjoying it at home as well. The best part is that this delicious stew is absolutely easy to prepare.

You can enjoy Ofada sauce with Ofada rice. Some people also use it to eat plain white rice, boiled yam, boiled plantains, and the rice and beans combo.

Since we will be bleaching the oil for this recipe, it should be known that overly bleaching your palm oil is bad as it changes the form of the palm oil compound from trans-form to cis-form. For the non-science folks, simpler put, overly bleaching palm oil transforms its chemical composition into a compound that can cause the growth of cancerous cells and increase cholesterol levels in the body.

Asides this, overly bleaching palm oil is a fire hazard waiting to happen and an air pollutant. Hopefully, we are now on the same page on the negative effects of overly bleaching palm oil.

You can find our Ofada rice recipe here.



Ingredients

  • Palm oil (1.5 cups)
  • Green bell pepper (6 -7 pieces)
  • Habanero pepper (4 pieces)
  • Iru (3 tbsps)
  • Assorted meats (500g)
  • Tatashe (4 pieces)
  • Smoked fish (2)
  • Eggs (optional)
  • Pomo (3)
  • Beef/chicken stock (1 cup)
  • Seasoning Cube
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Onion (1.5)
  • Ground crayfish (1 cooking spoon)

Preparation

Wash the peppers and remove the seeds in the green pepper and tatashe. Blend one onion with all the peppers roughly.

Cook your assorted meat, boil your eggs, clean your fish and pomo and set everything aside.

Heat a pot till dry, pour the oil and set the heat on low. Heat up until semi-bleached. 15 minutes should do.

Slice and add the remaining half onions and saute until caramelized.

Add the iru and allow to fry for a minute till fragrant. Then add the crayfish and do the same.

Add your blended pepper and onions, combine properly, and turn up the heat till medium.

Leave to fry for 8-10 minutes, constantly stirring to prevent burning.

Add your assorted meat, smoked fish, boiled eggs, pomo, and stir.

Leave to cook for another 8-10 minutes.

Enjoy your Ofada sauce with Ofada rice.


Step 1

Wash the peppers and remove the seeds in the green pepper and tatashe. Blend one onion with all the peppers roughly.

Cook your assorted meat, boil your eggs, clean your fish and pomo and set everything aside.


Step 2

Heat a pot till dry, pour the oil and set the heat on low. Heat up until semi-bleached. 15 minutes should do.

Slice and add the remaining half onions and saute until caramelized.

Add the iru and allow to fry for a minute till fragrant. Then add the crayfish and do the same.


Step 3

Add your blended pepper and onions, combine properly, and turn up the heat till medium.

Leave to fry for 8-10 minutes, constantly stirring to prevent burning.

Add your assorted meat, smoked fish, boiled eggs, pomo, and stir.

Leave to cook for another 8-10 minutes.


Step 4

Enjoy your Ofada sauce with Ofada rice.

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