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How To Prepare RED RED

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How To Prepare RED RED

Ghanaian red red stew is one of the most popular Ghanaian stews.

It has a rich, spicy, and sweet taste, making it an amazing dish!

RED RED stew is made from black-eyed beans, also recognized as ‘cowpeas’ in Ghana.

The main ingredients are red palm oil and black-eyed peas. These two ingredients give the stew its name (red, red).

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup palm oil, divided in half

3 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated

1 green onion, sliced

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

salt, to taste

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 medium white onion, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 vegan bouillon cubes

1 teaspoon curry powder

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE RED RED

In a large bowl, wash the dried black-eyed peas twice with water. Drain the water each time. Soak the black-eyed peas for about 8 hours or overnight in clean water.

Drain the black-eyed peas and wash them again with water the next day.

Place the black-eyed peas in a medium-sized pot, and pour enough water so that they are covered, and the water level is above the black-eyed peas.

Place the pot over medium heat and let the black-eyed peas cook until they are tender. Once done, set them aside.

In a large saucepan, heat two tablespoons of palm oil. Add chopped onion and cook for about 3 minutes until they are translucent.

Add grated ginger, minced garlic, bell pepper, and green onion. Stir for a minute or two.

Next, add chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, bouillon, cayenne pepper, curry powder, black-eyed peas, and black pepper.

Mix well, then let the mixture cook for about 10 minutes.

Using a potato masher or spatula, mash black-eyed peas slightly so that the stew gets creamy.

Add two tablespoons of palm oil, and season it with salt to taste. Serve this stew with either baked or fried plantains.

 

WHAT TO SERVE RED RED WITH?

Roasted vegetables

Rice

Mashed potatoes

Bread

Plantain

 

RECIPE NOTES

  1. You can substitute red palm oil with olive oil if you don’t want to use red palm.
  2. In this dish, you may easily add other veggies. For example, Zucchini, spinach, and carrots.
  3. You don’t like spicy food, adjust the amount.

 

TRY OTHER AFRICAN RECIPES

AFRICAN CHICKEN STEW

HOW TO PREPARE GARI FOTOR

HOW TO PREPARE KONKONTE

HOW TO COOK OBLAYO

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Palm Oil Healthy?

Saturated fat content is higher in Palm Oil than in Olive Oil but lower than in other tropical oils like Coconut Oil. Palm oil is high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, both of which are good for you

Should I Use Canned Or Dried Beans?

I prefer to use dried peas; I find the flavor to be bolder. Also, you get to control the amount of salt that is added because canned peas contain lots of added salt. However, I do use canned beans at times for convenience.

Can I Freeze This Red Red Stew?

Yes, this stew stores nicely, so you may prepare a large quantity and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Then, when you want to eat it, take it out of the freezer, thaw it and reheat it as directed above.

Can I Boil The Black-Eyed Peas Ahead Of Time?

Yes. You can boil the black-eyed peas ahead of time and store them as well. They will last in the fridge for two days and in the freezer for 15 days.

Can You Make This Stew In An Instant Pot?

Absolutely! In fact, cooking it in an instant pot will decrease the cooking time significantly. So, if you happen to have an instant pot in your kitchen, use it and cook this delicious stew in less time.

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

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