How to cook Nigerian vegetable stew requires little to no cooking skills at all. This Nigerian spinach stew recipe shared today is perfect for people who love to enjoy yam with something-something.
The taste of fresh yam is no doubt refreshing and somewhat magical. Whilst I won’t agree to eat yam every day of the week, I might be tempted to give in if given the option to accompany it with the Nigerian Spinach stew recipe.
The soup is great tasting and can be eaten alongside boiled or fried yam,. Heck, I even tried it on Nigerian Jollof one time and it tasted like heaven. Once in a while, I like to throw in a mix; with Garden egg stew (Ugba sauce).
Vegetable deliver lots of minerals and vitamins as long as you don’t cook for well, over 5 minutes. The recommended time to cook veggies is between 2-5 minutes so the nutrients it contains can be retained.
How to Cook Nigerian Vegetable Stew
Boiled yam and Nigerian vegetable stew work wonders; it once helped a female friend of mine patch up her relationship (sounds funny, right?). The crunchy feeling of fresh vegetables and numerous pairs of well-cooked yam makes the mouth long for more even while full.
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Nuff’said… Let’s get the cooking started
How to cook Ugu Stew? Read on….
Ingredients For Vegetable Soup Recipe
- Shredded Mackerel fish (1 cup)
- Chopped Ugu leaves (4 handful or close to)
- Curry or Partmenger leaves (1/2)
- 4 Chopped tomatoes (Large ones, preferably)
- Chopped scotch Bonnet pepper (as many as you and your family can handle)
- Large Onion (1)
- Ground Crayfish (2 tablespoons)
- 3 cooking spoons of Vegetable Oil
- Seasoning Cubes to taste (depending on quantity)
- Salt to taste
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How to Cook Nigerian Vegetable Soup with Spinach
Now that you have all your ingredients laid out in front of you, it is time to learn how to cook green vegetable stew.
- First step is heating the oil; set your pot, add oil and light it up.
- Next, fry the onion for 2 minutes or less (if you want). Then add the pepper and tomato and fry close to one minute (not more than that).
- The third step requires you to add the crayfish, season the fish and cook the soup for another 5 minutes, stirring at intervals.
- Almost done… Add the Ugu and stir cook for not more than 4 minutes. I recommend 3 and a half at most.
- Lastly, add the Partmenger and cook for about one minute. Taste the veggie stew and better seasoning.
- Serve with boiled yam.
Now, that you know how to cook Nigerian vegetable stew, I wonder what you would love to eat your ugu stew with. Tell us using the comment section below!