One traditional dish that I have always enjoyed is a spinach stew made normally with a combination of a variety of meat and fish. it is mostly cooked with palm oil and a local spice called locust beans. It’s a dish that was generally a staple in my house, but since embarking on my health journey I have tempered the amount of traditional dishes I cook and eat. This smoked turkey dish is inspired by this the spinach stew dish. Its hearty and tasty. Can be served with any carb of your choice, we had it with rice..
This is really straightforward you will need
2 Tbsp of Palm oil ( or any oil of your choice)
About 500- 600g of Smoked Turkey- you can get this in the local African or Asian shop
1 large shallot or onion. chopped.
3 cloves of garlic- finely chopped
1 scotch Bonnet pepper finely chopped.
2 sticks celery- chopped
1-1/12 cups of sliced mushrooms
2 -2 tbsp of tomato sauce or tomato puree
1 tbsp of ground crayfish
1tsp black pepper
1 tsp smoked Paprika
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
About 3-4 cups of chopped up spinach,
Stock of your choice and water.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the Turkey
Fry until the turkey is all coated with the oil then
Add the onion, garic, scotch bonnet pepper and celery.
Cook for about 3- 5minutes until all is coated with the oils, then
Add the mushrooms after about a minute or so add the tomato sauce, about 1 cup of stock and 1/2 cup water, of Course you can use all stock or all water. This is the amount I used, however you can use less if you want a thicker consistency.
Let it come to a boil and simmer for about 2 mins until the mushrooms are nearly cooked the way you like them. Then
Add the spinach and cook until its all come together.
You can serve this with rice, sweet potato, boiled plantain or yam.