Hello readers, how’s your weekend coming along. Here’s a quick blog post about how to cook Nigerian spinach , lamb and prawn stew also known as Efo to the yoruba’s. I made a spinach and melon seed stew ( Efo egusi ) a while back, so make sure you check out that blog post for the recipe.
Nigerian Spinach , lamb and prawn stew ( Efo )
I started teaching Elisha how to speak Yoruba a few months ago and the sentence that stuck the most was ” I want Efo ( mo fe Efo ) and good morning ( Ekaro ). She managed to combine both earlier today, so as a mini treat I decided to cook some spinach stew with a twist. The twist being I couldn’t add the usual Nigerian meats such as cow foot and tripe ( assorted meats ) because she finds it freaky and she isn’t on ” that Nigerian level yet ” , so I had to make do with just lamb and prawns. I found all the Ingredients I needed on Croydon high street.
3 bell peppers, 1 scotch bonnet , spinach (400g ) , crayfish , 2 onions, 1/4 of a cup, palm oil, 4 knorr cubes, lamb , prawns , aromat seasoning, curry seasoning , salt and black pepper.
Nigerian Spinach , lamb and prawn stew Cooking Video
Blend bell peppers, onion and scotch bonnet ( for non Nigerians use 0.5 – 1 scotch bonnet. Elisha had 1.5 scotch bonnets and her comment was ” my mouth’s on fire ” )
Season lamb with curry , aromat , 2 knorr chicken cubes , salt and pepper. Boil the lamb for almost an hour and save stock for use later. Pan fry the meat for 5-10 mins.
Pour 1/4 – 1/2 cup of palm oil to a pan , 2 knorr cubes and add a diced onion on medium heat for 3 minutes. Pour in the pepper blend and leave covered for 15-20 mins. Add a cup of lamb stock to the pot and leave for another 3 mins.
Pour all your fried lamb into the stew , add 2 tbs of crayfish and seasoning such as salt , pepper and aromat. I didn’t add a lot of salt because the stock already had some. You can all add other boiled assorted meats at this point to give it flavour. Let it cook for a further 10 -15 mins.
Add your diced spinach … go for 400g of spinach. Let it cook for 3 minutes, add your peeled prawns and switch off the cooker. Make sure you leave the lid on as you want the heat to cook the prawns.
Peeled prawns .. I love this pic
spinach , lamb and prawn stew complete.
You can have it with some flat bread, plantain , or rice .
Thanks for giving it a read and hope you learnt how to cook my Nigerian spinach , lamb and prawn stew.