Hi guys. Hope you are all doing? The festive season is here, its a season to be jolly, but most of all its a season to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
So today, I would be introducing you all to Buka atyle stew. Some of you are prolly like, oh whats that 🙂 ( in your posh accent)
Trust me buka style stew, once you taste it, you will keep coming back for more. There are various ways of cooking this, but this is my own style.
Lets begin shall we 🙂
Beef, beef parts (tripe, cowhide, cow leg)
1 cup of palm oil
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 large Onions
4 scotch bonnet peppers
2 large Tatashe (capesium)
2 cans of Plum tomatoes (6 large tomatoes)
Salt to taste
2 Medium sized pots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours:10 minutes
Wash and slice the meat(s) into medium sizes or the size of your choice.
Slice the onions, add it to the beef, add and salt to taste. Boil until its tender. I prefer natural tasting stock for Buka stew. It intensifies its original flavour.
Next blend the plum tomatoes, tatashe and scotch bonnet peppers until smooth. Set aside.
Next fry onions in the vegetable oil, fry for about 5 minutes until the onions is translucent.
Next add the pepper and semi fry on low heat until both ingredients are all combined.
This stew isn’t meant to be fried, so don’t worry when it thickens up (20 minutes)
Next Drain the stock from the meat and add it to the stew and let it cook until combined. If you have a lot of stock, that’s fine as it works out better. But however if your stock is low, just add water to it to voluminize it (cook for 20 minutes )
Next add all the beef, stir well and let it simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. (I always reduce the heat because I want the beef to absorb the stew gradually so that every bite of beef you can taste the stew)
Allow it to combine well
Then add the palmoil. (remember the palmoil) this is where you will need it. Add it to the stew and let it bubble away. At first it will dissolve into the stew, but give it time, it will start bubbling up gradually. From then on it will show up in patches, but eventually it will take over the stew.
That’s it, you are done. Well done 🙂
Thats it from me today. I will see you in my next post
Love Duchess O