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Red red is a traditional Ghanaian dish made with West African beans, palm oil, and tomatoes. A hearty and wholesome stew perfect for all the family.

This meal and the aroma of the stew are inviting and comforting. It reminds me of home and makes me feel at ease whenever I smell it.

The taste is also delicious. The tomato sauce complements the black-eyed peas, while the spices give it a warm and rich flavor. Additionally, it is healthy because it contains a lot of protein and other nutrients.

The taste is also delicious. The tomato sauce complements the black-eyed peas, while the spices give it a warm and rich flavor. Additionally, it is healthy because it contains a lot of protein and other nutrients.

Palm oil is one of the most versatile food products in the world. It’s used for preparing meals as well as an ingredient in margarine, ice cream,

Red Red African Dish

Black-eyed peas contain an impressive amount of beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. In one serving alone, black-eyed peas meet a quarter of an adult's daily vitamin A needs. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy eyes and skin, protecting and lubricating the mucous membranes around them.
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Prep Time 7 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Course brunch, Lunch or dinner
Cuisine african

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  •  black–eyed peas, or beans
  • palm oil
  • onion
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • curry powder 
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • pepper
  • leek, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

  • smoked salmon

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak beans overnight in water to soften it for about seven hours.
  • Next thing is to gather all your ingredients. Blend your garlic and ginger and finely chop your tomatoes and onions
  • Boil beans on high heat until it becomes softened, adding water as and when necessary and set it aside when soft.
  • In a saucepan, heat some palm oil and add in your chopped onions
  • cook until it becomes soft or translucent.
  • Add in your blended or powdered pepper, ginger and garlic and stir for some minutes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and cook.
  • Add in your curry powder and other necessary seasonings of your choice.
  • Fry on medium heat and cover it for it to cook well
  • Add in your salmon and some for some few minutes
  • Using a masher, mash your beans to get that creamy substance and add it to the sauce on medium heat
  • Stirring occasionally to make sure everything is well incorporated. Cook until the beans are tender and the beans and stew now giving thick-creamy consistency.
  • When it's done, your red African dish is ready to be served.
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Notes

If you have a pressure cooker, use it to cook the beans till soft. It reduces the cooking time considerably. 
The color of the dish clearly defines why it is named as red red since the palm oil and all the other ingredients gives it that red color that is needed. You can enjoy this with some gari and fried ripe plantain or your rice and garnish with some pear

Nutrition

Serving: 100g
Keyword Red Red African Dish
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and many other foods. Palm oil, particularly red palm oil, is made from the fruit of the African oil palm, both the seed and the flesh. While this substance has been used by humans for thousands of years, the production of palm oil has skyrocketed over the past few decades. Red palm oil is a great source of carotenoids and vitamin E, which act as antioxidants to help prevent cell damage. Getting enough vitamin E also helps your cells communicate and keeps your immune system in good condition.

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