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How To Prepare Stew by dearfriend: 2:34pm On Oct 02, 2007
Can someone please teach me how to prepare stew with fresh tomato and tin tomato mixed together. Infact its becoming so embarrassing that no matter how i prepare mine, the taste is sour even with all the spices i add.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by ibis: 8:09pm On Oct 02, 2007
scoop ur tin tomato into a blender and blend it with some onions first or when blending your fresh tomatos, join the tin tomatoes with it and blend it with onions.

then when you put in the oil to start makin ur stew you put in the whole mixture so they fry together from the start. this takes out the raw sour strong taste that tin toatoes can give.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by dreamnaira(m): 8:48pm On Oct 02, 2007
if man begin the teach woman how to cook na waoo!
But anyway it doesn't mean anything.
Just blend the fresh tomatoes, after blending, pour it on a pot and boil till it dried just like the tin one. then you can use both and make your delicious stew. Just remember to dialup my number when it is done.
Re: How To Prepare Stew by jjuummaaii(f): 9:59pm On Oct 02, 2007
true talk
always boil your grounded fresh tomatoes first before u fry in oil. You could blend the tin and fresh together but make sure u boil it before u fry the stew, this automatically takes away the sour taste.
meanwhile there are some species of tomatoes that is sour no matter whatever u do. those species are very common during rainy seasons while the non sour ones a re seen durin hamatan or dry seasons and thats the time u'll alwasy enjoy your stew even with minimal seasonings. Maybe God allowed that because of our Christmas Rice hahahaha grin

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Boondoggle(m): 11:24pm On Oct 02, 2007
@ Poster,

Preparing delicious stew starts right from the market. grin How? Your choice of tomatoes! Make sure you take your time to select red as in RED tomatoes, not squashed, and preferably round ones. Quarrel cheesy with the seller if you need to because they will mix all sorts together. Please avoid yellow tomatoes like plagues; nothing can give your stew sour taste like the yellow or yellowish red tomatoes.
Blend your beautiful RED tomatoes with onions and fire pepper (in desired qty)  and dry thoroughly before adding oil, then slice lots of onions. To get a nicely fried stew, let the temp of your cooker be moderate and stir at regular intervals. Add spices and other regular stuff and you are done when your onions look kind of transparent.  winktongue  tongue tongue

Oops! Forgot to sound a note of warning . . . NEVER add water to your stew if too thick, use meat or chicken stock as the case may be.


Shalom cool

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Kobojunkie: 11:57pm On Oct 02, 2007
I must confess that most all my stews burn and what I do is add water or add more oil but it continues to burn embarassed Stock contains water , what is wrong with adding water directly ?? why meat/chicken stock??

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by omoge25(f): 4:26am On Oct 03, 2007
Kobojunkie:

I must confess that most all my stews burn and what I do is add water or add more oil but it continues to burn embarassed Stock contains water , what is wrong with adding water directly ?? why meat/chicken stock??


I dont think there is anything wrong with adding water to the stew, i know some women who when they cook stew prefer adding water instead of stock. when im blending my tomato and fresh pepper i add water to it.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Nobody: 4:45am On Oct 03, 2007
To help get rid of excessive sour taste of the tomato,add a teaspoon full of granulated sugar.
It works and saves you gas.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by dreamnaira(m): 9:16am On Oct 03, 2007
but how many out there know that the thing that taste sour is the nutrient you will drive from eating that tomatoes? What we just want is taste not all the nutrient in what we consume. So time i prefer the way the Yorubas prepare their stew with red oil and not frying to kill all the nutrient and be eating chaff thinking we are eating delicious and palatable dish.

Please if you want to eat fresh tomatoes don't finish it by frying. It is better to use even just cut with knife and eat it like that when you want to fry get your tin one and do all the frying when you want to eat chaff.
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Cheers

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by jjuummaaii(f): 10:23am On Oct 03, 2007
fidelity bank now sells delicious stew grin

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by sanrima(f): 10:39am On Oct 03, 2007
fidelity bank shares on how to prepare stew? i wonder!

@ poster

after boiling ur fresh tomatoes, put oil in a pot and wen it gets hot add onion, salt then add ur fresh boiled tomatoes, allow to fry for a while like 5-7mins b4 adding the thin tomatoes, dont 4get to keep stiring it at intervals so it will not get burnt under, u can also add water or stock if it is too thick and allow to simmer for some time.
mind u some thing tomatoes have sour tastes too.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by ify2love2(f): 10:47am On Oct 03, 2007
How delicious is Fidelity Stew?

Am interested.
Re: How To Prepare Stew by LadyTi1(f): 11:06am On Oct 03, 2007
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fidelity bank now sells delicious stew  
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@jjuummaaii (f)
hehehehehe  grin grin grin

My secret is:
First: Fry chopped or sliced onions in your oil to bring out the onion flavour - Before it starts getting brown, add the puree (tinned tommatoes) and stir-fry on medium heat for about 5 - 10 minutes till it's dry - stirring it continuously.

Then add your blended fresh tomato/onion/pepper mixture. As others have said, it's best to boil your blended tomatoes sparately till it's dry before you start cookingcoz it makes your stew dry and tasty. Add lots of Maggi cubes for taste.

I normally don't add meat stock coz it gives it a strong "meaty" tatse/smell by the next day.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by olawunmi05(f): 11:45am On Oct 03, 2007
@ deafriend, if you combined too much fresh and tin tomatoes the stew will go sour. Be sure that the fresh tomatoes is not more than the quantity of others i.e. pepper and tatase. With the right quantity of tomatoes your stew will taste delicious.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by olawunmi05(f): 12:06pm On Oct 03, 2007
@ deafriend, if you combined too much fresh and tin tomatoes the stew will go sour. Be sure that the fresh tomatoes is not more than the quantity of others i.e. pepper and tatase.  With the right quantity of tomatoes your stew will taste delicious.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by rowlandwhy: 2:33pm On Oct 03, 2007
make sure the fresh tomatoes have not soared before using them or else the taste may reflect on your meal.

As user less spicies, excess of them may lead to another taste altogether.
cheers

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by zimba315(m): 3:33pm On Oct 03, 2007
has old as you are,u don't know how to cook stew and you are saying it in public you better go and meet your grandmum or if she done die go for home economies training.bye bye ee e e

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by chii: 3:56pm On Oct 03, 2007
ahhhh, ahhhh , we all learn everyday, zimba, u dint have to insult d poster angry

interested in the fidelity stew though wink

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Boondoggle(m): 5:17pm On Oct 03, 2007
Kobojunkie:

I must confess that most all my stews burn and what I do is add water or add more oil but it continues to burn embarassed Stock contains water , what is wrong with adding water directly ?? why meat/chicken stock??


Hey Kobojs! No qualms about adding water, only that it saturates the stew and reduces the delicious taste. To me, adding stock is as good as adding water and all other ingredients in a direct proportion, so while softing your stew the taste is preservered. tongue tongue tongue But like Lady-Ti said, some don't like the meaty taste/smell which I regard as the "bomb" in stew. So, I guess it is different strokes issue.
For the burning, keep the heat on medium and stir at regular intervals. I must tell you it takes patience to get good result.

Shalom cool

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Dios(f): 5:32am On Oct 04, 2007
What is stock I ain't never cooked a day in my life, but I wanna try.
Re: How To Prepare Stew by omoge25(f): 5:37am On Oct 04, 2007
Dios:

What is stock I ain't never cooked a day in my life, but I want to try.

you can buy stock but i prefer to make my own. Its basically the broth(liquid) from steaming your meat/fish.

You are very lucky then to have never had to cook grin

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by slazzy(m): 9:19am On Oct 04, 2007
its very easy to prepare delicious stew. Though people have their various ways of cooking stew but i'll give you my own recipe. First of all boil your meat, fish or chicken add a little water, onions, and spice properly with curry, thyme, maggi and whatever spices you use. Then blend your fresh tomatoes while the meat is boiling. After blending your tomatoes with pepper, onions and tatasi as the case maybe. When your meat is properly cooked, then get a dry pot, pour groundnut oil, olive oil or anyone you use and allow it heat for sometime till it gets hot, then pour your tomatoes into the heated oil then stir, then add your spices, salt and then the meat. Some people add the water from the meat but i dont because of the fat. Then stir thoroughly and cover the pot. Stir at intervals, your stew gets done when the oil floats on top, then stir well and taste it to confirm if its done.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by numen(m): 9:37pm On Oct 04, 2007
This is how to cook a delicious stew. You will need:

1. Grounded/Blended Onions
2. Grounded/Blended Tomatoes with tatashi(Boil the mixture till it is dry. Be careful dont get it bu[/b]rnt)
3. Tin Tomatoes
4. Curry Leaves
5. Thyme
6. Groundnut Oil/Olive Oil/Palm Oil
7. Meat/Fish


[b]This is how I personally cook mine and its always tasty.


a. I boil my meat/fish with a cube of maggi, a pinch of salt, grounded pepper and a little chopped onions.

b. After boiling my meat/fish I fry it.

c. I get a dry pot and pour in my desired amount of groundnut oil and let it heat(heating is necessary to remove the smell from some oils that have scent and also to get it ready for frying)

d. When the oil is hot I add the onions, curry leaves and thyme to fry first(I do this so that their flavour will enter the oil)

e. When the onions turns to light brown I add the cooked tomatoes and tin tomatoes to the frying mixture and stir for some minutes or until the oil discolorates to red.

f. They I add my meat, water and other ingredients(like maggi, salt, pepper, chicken flavour etc)

g. Taste the mixture, if its ok with you, allow it to boil for some time. Evaporating some of the water so that your stew wont be watery. Bring it down when you are ok with the thickness/water content.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by bibiking1(m): 12:43am On Oct 05, 2007
i really dont know, this is reminds me of that old english cliche

too many cooks, spoil the broth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Ka: 1:10am On Oct 05, 2007
'Twould be helpful if all you chefs provided information on just how many tomatoes, onions, etc. of what size should be used in your recipe. wink
Re: How To Prepare Stew by mamaput(f): 9:27am On Oct 05, 2007
if your stew burns, do not add water. pure it into a new pot (please not the burnt part).

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by dellynash(f): 10:21am On Oct 05, 2007
hello to prepare stew
-you need good fresh tomatoes, grind the tomatoes well , boil it till its dry then add your tin tomatoe and other spices like ginger galics green spices and leave to boil for about 5minutes, then add water but not much, pour in vegetable oil and cover it to boil for some minutes and u have a nice stew before you.
Re: How To Prepare Stew by Babylove2(f): 11:09am On Oct 05, 2007
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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Nobody: 3:50am On Oct 06, 2007
You forgot Yoruba.
They are the stew specialists now (except the sea of oil ) grin
very tasty but can send you to an early grave
Re: How To Prepare Stew by Nobody: 9:36am On Oct 06, 2007
zimba315:

has old as you are[b],u[/b] don't know how to cook stew and you are saying it in public you better go and meet your grandmum or if she done die go for home economies training.bye bye ee e e

With comments like yours, it's no wonder folk never seem to get on.

It's no crime not to be able to cook at any age, don't tell me you can do all things guys of your age are doing today? Like writing in regular English, and no mistakes in punctuation / capitalisation like you made above?

You must be perfect, good luck in all your achievements.

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Re: How To Prepare Stew by Pip(m): 9:38am On Oct 06, 2007
Nna I wanted to add my own recipe but I couldn't believe it that we have so many "Maggi Cooking" competitors on nairalan. O Boy! OH!. If u cannot cook a decent stew with all these recipes then the problem is not with the stew but with you know,

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