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Spicy fried stew served with plantain

Spicy Fried Stew

Happy new week guys! Thanks for all the love, I do appreciate it. Today’s recipe is another fried stew but this one is spicy, and so delicious but if you can’t handle the heat just cut down on the habanero/rodo. You can use any protein of your choice.

Let’s get started.

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Spicy fried stew on a plate
Spicy Fried Stew
  • 3 Red bell peppers
  • 2 Green bell peppers
  • 4 Big Habanero/Rodo
  • 2 Onions (divided)
  • 1 Pound Gizzard (cut into small bites)
  • 1 Pound Stew beef (cut into small bites)
  • 1 Cup Dried Prawn/Shrimps
  • 1/2 Cup Dried fish (shredded)
  • 1/2 Cup Palm oil
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup Beef broth
  • Knorr bouillon cube/powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. Clean the gizzard and beef. Boil in a separate pot, and reserve some beef broth. If you're using a beef you already cooked and you don't have any broth you can use water when it's time to use the broth.

  2. Bake or fry the gizzard and beef. I baked them in this recipe.

    Spicy fried stew baked beef
  3. Clean the dried fish and the prawns/shrimps by soaking them in hot water and salt. Set aside.

    Spicy fried stew fish n shrimps
  4. Remove the stalk and clean the peppers. Roughly blend the peppers with half of the onion. If you have a grater, chopper or food processor you can chop them easily without water. If you're using a blender, blend them with as little water as possible.

    Spicy fried stew pepper
  5. Place a saucepan or pot over a high heat and heat the palm oil, let the palm get very hot but not bleached, then add the vegetable oil and let both get hot.

    Spicy fried stew add oil
  6. Reduce the heat to medium heat. Add one sliced/chopped onions to the hot oil and fry until it is translucent and the onions reduced about 10 minutes.

    Spicy fried stew add onions
  7. Add the blended peppers mixture and fry for one hour.

    Spicy fried stew add pepper
  8. Make sure you stir about every 15 minutes to prevent burning. This is how it looks after 30 minutes, you will notice the color changed a little bit. The more you fry the more the color changes.

    Spicy fried stew stew after 30 mins
  9. This is how it looks after one hour, the pepper had reduced, and you can see the oil floating. 

    Spicy fried stew after one hr
  10. Add the gizzard and beef (or any meat you're using). Stir to mix thoroughly, then add the beef stock or water because you want the gizzard and beef to absorb the pepper that is the reason for the liquid.

    Spicy fried stew add beef
  11. Continue to fry for about 10 minutes. Add the salt and knorr then mix.

  12. Add the fish and the prawn/shrimps and mix thoroughly. Fry for another 10 minutes.

    Spicy fried stew add shrimps
  13. By now the floating will be floating. The stew is ready.

    Spicy fried stew ready
  14. If you like you can slice some onion to have some fresh onions but it is optional. Check for the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Turn off the heat and leave to simmer on the heat residual.

    Spicy fried stew re add onion
  15. Serve with rice or your favorite.

    Spicy fried stew ready
  16. Enjoy!

    Spicy fried stew served
Recipe Notes


You can use vegetable oil if you don't like palm oil or you don't have it. If the oil is too much for you, skim off the excess when the stew is ready and use it in another cooking, you need more oil in order to achieve this type of frying hence the amount of oil used..

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You might want to try Nigerian Stew With Dried Fish (Obe Ata)

3 thoughts on “Spicy Fried Stew

  1. 5 stars
    Discovered your blog a few weeks ago… wow! Thanks for sharing all these recipes. I tried this stew and it was a hit. Thank you.

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