This lent season is probably not the best time to put up beef recipes on my blog but I promise I would have some lent inspired recipes up soon for you guys. Hope your valentines day/weekend was amazing. Which of my dishes did you make? Here is a simple recipe that you can service with white rice or any carbohydrate of your choice. Personally, I feel it goes better with rice. You can also substitute the beef with chicken, shrimp or any other protein. Enjoy!
10 Medium pieces of Beef
1 cup of coconut milk
2 Tablespoons of Curry
1 bulb of onion
5 Scotch Bonnet peppers (Moderate for your spice level)
2.5 Tablespoons of salt
4 cubes of Maggi cube
2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of thyme
A handful of cherry tomatoes
A handful of raisins
A handful of roasted peanuts
*Wash beef, season with 1 Tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, ½ bulb of onion, 2 cubes of Maggi and 2 scotch bonnet peppers.
*Bring to boil till beef is soft. If there is any stock left, keep aside as this would be used in the sauce.
* Pour in the coconut milk into a pot add the salt, Maggi cube, cayenne pepper, onion slices, scotch bonnet peppers, curry and thyme and bring to boil over medium heat.
*Pour in the beef stock and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
*Pour in the beef in the sauce and add the cherry tomatoes, peanuts and raisins. Stir and allow the sauce to simmer for another 2 minutes.
Serve with white rice.
“Rice is good. Rice is life. If you want to get a life, just eat rice!” How is that for rhymes? I saw that quote somewhere and thought it was funny. Anywhoo, on this 2nd day of the valentine month, I bring to you familiar dishes on a nigerian menu. Showing your significant other you love them is cooking them things that bring them joy. I don’t know about you all but Jollof Rice brings me joy and so does Moin Moin. I decided to add a little flavour to my Moin Moin this time. I made several batches with different seafoods but would just be displaying the shrimp moin moin. I hope you enjoy making and serving the red shades of Jollof rice, moin moin and stewed beef to your loved one/ones. Enjoy XoXo
I realize that this combo might be slightly intriguing but stay with me I promise this is a good one. As a whole bunch of my friends have caught the sniffles recently I thought I’d do something to clear those airways and cheer them up. However as I choose route of the avant garde (ain’t I fancy) I added a little macaroni to make it a more filling meal. I realize this was an unusual choice but my friends and i were pleasantly surprised at the outcome. What I liked most was how simple this was. What are your go-to recipes for flu season?
Roasted peanuts 1cup
Paprika 2 teaspoons
Garlic powder 1 teaspoon
Ginger powder 1 teaspoon
Maggi 2 cubes
Curry 1 teaspoon
Salt 1.5 teaspoons
Pepper 2 teaspoons ( preferential could be more)
Oil 1 cooking spoon
*Cut the beef into thin stripes.
*Crush the roasted peanuts till it has a fine texture.
*Mix the salt, pepper,curry, garlic powder, grated ginger(or ginger powder), maggi, paprika
*Mix all the seasonings with beef and leave to marinate for 3 hours
*Preheat oven to 355 degrees
*Line the oven tray with foil and grease the foil with oil
*Place seasoned beef on the foil and leave to cook for 30 mins until the beef is tender.
*Switch the oven from bake to grill and grill on low heat for 8 minutes.
*Serve with onions and tomatoes or any other garnishing options.
This is something i love to call the Vintage Nigerian meal…Everybody that lived or lives in Nigeria at some point just had or still has just rice, stew and dodo. This is very simple to prepare and does not take a lot of time. The recipe is seen below
*2cups – Rice
*10 cubes – Beef
*5 Large Tomatoes
*4 pieces -Pepper
*1 stick – Plantain
*3 Cooking Spoons of Vegetable Oil
*4 Cubes of Maggi Cube
* 1 Bulb – Onion
* 1/2 teaspoon – Curry
* Pinch of Thyme
* 1 teaspoon dry pepper
*1 Teaspoon of Salt
* 4 cups of water
#Wash Rice and boil with 2 cups of water till soft and add a pinch of salt.
# Wash beef, season with a pinch of salt, pepper, 1 maggi cube and a spoon of chopped onions and boil for 15minutes
# Wash tomato and pepper and blend with 1 cup of water. Bring to boil for 15minutes
# Heat up two cooking spoons of oil and fry beef till brown
# Chop onions and heat up 1 cooking spoon of oil and fry the onions.
# Pour the boiled tomato and pepper into the oil and fry for 7 minutes
# Add 2 maggi cubes, salt, dry pepper, curry and thyme and stir. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes on low heat
#Dice the plantain and fry