A ROASTED TOMATOES AND TURKEY STEW RECIPE

Few days back, I was resting and thinking of a new way to go about my stew when it occurred to me that I can roast my tomatoes and have me roasted turkey stew. So, I got out my pan, tossed my tomatoes into it and roasted them with the chili pepper (shombo) @ 120°C for 45mins. 

After some minutes, the smell from the oven already told me it would be a hit and I couldn’t wait to see the outcome.

There are other stew recipes you can try out if this doesn’t work for you;

1)The Nigerian tomatoes stew (A tasty red stew recipe).

2)Ofe akwu (the banga soup of South Eastern Nigeria).


INGREDIENTS FOR ROASTED TOMATOES STEW

– Oven (You need this to roast)

– Vegetable oil

– Tomatoes

– Chili pepper (shombo)

– Habanero pepper

– Onions

– Ginger

– Garlic

– Thyme

– Curry

– Seasoning cubes

– Salt to taste

PREPARATION

1) Deseed the chilli pepper (and tatashe), whichever you are using.

2) Toss them into a pan and put in the oven. You’ll hear them popping, lol.

Allow to roast till a reasonable amount of its water content is out.

3) You wouldn’t need to boil this, go straight to blending. Blend with ginger and garlic.

4) Wash the turkey, season with thyme, ginger, garlic, curry, nutmeg, bay leaves, seasoning cubes (and whatever spices you desire). Leave to marinate for at least 30mins. After that you put on heat and cook without water first. When it boils in its own juice for some minutes, you can go ahead to add little water. After that, put in a pan and roast too.Roasted turkey for the toasted tomatoes stew

5) Slice your onions and set aside.


NOW TO THE COOKING OF THE ROASTED TOMATOES STEW

STEP 1: Heat up some oil in a pot. When it is heated up,  caramelize the onions in it.

STEP 2: Pour in the blended mix, add 1tsp of curry and thyme (each) and allow to fry till you see these signs;

(i) The oil gets darker, separated from the tomatoes and floats on top.

(ii) The sour taste of the tomatoes is gone.

STEP 3: Pour in the stock, put in the turkey, stir and check for seasoning. You can readjust if needed. Then you leave to boil on medium heat. 

STEP 4: Keep checking it and once it is evenly boiled, the oil would have separated again, turn off heat and serve with anything of your choice.

Trust me, the taste is different…Final result of the roasted tomatoes stew

Feel free to recreate this recipe, post on Instagram and tag me @a_lazy_cook_gram.

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