Prepare the same ingredients as listed above
- Place the sauce ingredients in a pot and add in 1 cup of water
- Place on Low-Medium heat and boil for 10 – 15 minutes
- Pour boiled peppers into a strainer to remove any excess water. Puree to a smooth paste
- The resulting base will be thick and will require no further boiling. Enjoy!!
- Roasting time will vary depending on oven type, roast until pepper are shrunken and look as pictured.
- Depending on the water content of the produce, you might have to remove somewater from the pan as you roast the peppers
- I use a combination of red and green peppers because green peppers are cheaper where I live and has zero effect on the color of the stew. Feel free to use red peppers only
- You can toss the ingredients in some spices before roasting, this will enhance the flavor profile and the paste can also be used as pasta sauce without further cooking
- I usually broil my peppers a little just to char them for a more smoky flavor
- Store unused paste in the fridge or freezer. I often make a very large batch to use over time
- To make a big batch of paste, use a roasting pan not a try. Remember to give the veggies a couple of stirs while roasting.
- 3 cups sauce
- 10 – 15 pieces boiled and roasted protein of choice (beef, shaki, ponmo, goat etc)
- 1 cup meat stock
- Maggi and salt to taste
- Curry and Thyme to taste
- 1/3 cup of Oil
- Place a large pot on medium heat and add in meat stock. Add in sauce and 1-2 cups of water. Simmer until it starts to boil
- Add in protein. Combine. Taste and adjust for salt and maggi. Cover and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes
- Add in oil , curry and thyme. Simmer for about 10 more minutes or just until oil floats to the top. Your stew is ready to serve
- The sauce is already cooked to perfection, there is no need to cook the stew for hours unending
- I prefer roasted meat in my stew. You may usefried meat if you prefer. I find Salt, maggi, onion and a little pepper is all the seasoning you need for boiling meat.
- Curry, thyme and other seasonings should be added in at the last stage of cooking, otherwise the flavors will get lost in the mix
- I often do not add oil to my stew, there is loads of naturally occurring oil in meat. If you must use oil, add it in at the end, that way you add oil to enhance the stew
- If you prefer fried stew. Start with 1 cup of oil and only add 1/2 extra cup of water to the stew. everything else should be the same
- This recipe can be modified for fish stew or chicken stew. Simply substitute your choice of protein.