September 27, 2011

Ayamase (Ofada Stew/Sauce)


Funny enough, Ofada gets it name from the local rice it is usually served with (Ofada rice), the sauce itself is called Ayamase aka Ofada sauce. The pairing is however so perfect that when people talk about ofada rice they automatically associate it with the ayamase stew. First time I tried Ofada sauce was in 2003, it was at a wedding and as at that time it was one of the best things I had tasted. I tried to recreate the sauce , here is what I came up with. Enjoy

Ingredients
4 large green bell peppers (chopped)
1 large red bell pepper (chopped)
1 medium red onion (chopped)
6 chilli peppers or 3 habanero pepper (chopped)
1 cup each (pre boiled)( Goat meat, shaki, Ponmon, beef)  *chopped into smaller pieces*
2 tspns locust beans
2 cups palm oil
3 cubes maggi
Salt to taste

Direction Here

32 comments:

HoneyDame said...

The last time I made this sauce, I had made a lot so that I could refrigerate some....didnt happen...It was all gone by evening.
It is one of those foods that will definitely give one constipation cos it is very difficult to stop eating

Madame Sting said...

Where do u buy locust beans from?

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Ofada stew is yummy. I've never tried cooking it at home...the smell of the heated palm oil would linger for days, lol. I eat it at Naija restaurants, and get takeaways occasionally. Might just try cooking it one of these days.

Luciano said...

never ate this before.........i must cook it today.lol.

Jemima said...

one of my special stews i love it and i make it often..this looks so yummy:)

Ema Leecious said...

Tried it once...very nice!
I never even knew it had a name, always called it "ofada sauce" lol

'Lara said...

I miss eating ofada rice... the smell and the stew, yummy

Coy~Introvert said...

I love this steww mehn, especially the fact it's so peppery. I never knew the name of the stew. I just call it ofada stew like you wrote. I'd make this and eat it with boiled ripe plantain. Thank you!!!

9jaFOODie said...

Hoo yummy foodies. The smell does linger and it holds on to clothes :(. Madamsting, I got locust beans from my local African store, they usually sell it frozen.

dat one okrika babe...xyz said...

were do you find your ofada rice at?

NikkiSho said...

didnt know its called 'ayamase',i LOVE ofada rice!!!

Emeh Achanga said...

trying this recipe this weekend...

Anonymous said...

how do i know the right qty of locust beans (iru) to use. i tried it once but the iru almost overpowered the taste.

Toinlicious said...

Oh mehn! My sister is in love with this and she's a gud cook so i used to enjoy helping her to finish it. But now that she's relocated, i berra start trying my hands on it

*Michael Onobote* said...

Choi! See what I ate today with chicken and fish. Twas so fantabulous. I love it! After I washed it down with some Pineapple juice...Heaven.

Myne Whitman said...

I don't have locust beans, it won't taste the same without it, right?

9jaFOODie said...

@one okrika babe: I have a boxed variety from nigeria

@Nikkisho: you know good food. lol

@Emeh: yeiiii.. let me know ao it turns out

@Anonymous: this particular recipe calls for 2 teaspoons. it can be overpowering if you use too much

@Toinlicious: hahha,,, u need to learn

@Michael Onobote: waooo... u r living the luxurious life

@Ms Myne: the iru definitely adds that authentic taste, it should still taste great without it though.

Emeka Amakeze said...

It's always a tasty affair biko!It's always a tasty affair biko!

Vyvyka said...

what would I do without 9jafoodie...*rolls eyes*...been looking for this...mouth is watering now..o well! will just make do with my ogbono and eba :)

Hazel said...

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9jaFOODie said...

@ Emeka: you know it dear!!!

@Vyvyka: awwwww.... what would i do without you. Yeiii... pray cook

@Hazel: Yeiii...Welcome dear :

mstizzle said...

Iru and that smell, lol but I LOVE this sauce and it should have been originally called Ofada sauce, That Ayamase was a a mistake!!

Prism of an immigrant said...

At Naijafoodie,

When are you inviting me over now? I've been waiting for too long already.

This is the first time I'm hearing of Ofada rice. What does it look and taste like?

Chizy K said...

Have never made this before but they sure look delicious would love to have some this weekend...chizys-spyware@blogspot.com

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Natmane said...

ooohh....I'm going to try this one! You are a gem 9jafoodie. Thank God I'm home...getting the rice won't be a problem.

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stelzz said...

I love ofada sauce plus rice.nice

9jaFOODie said...

@MZtizzle: lol.. I agree with you

@Prism: oyaa... let us map a plan Biko.. we have to make it happen. Ofada is a local rice breed, they are smaller and fatter than regular rice. it has a very earthy taste because it is unpolished.

@Chizy: a trial will convince you. lol

@Patience: thanks a million, I will check out your blog

@Natmane: blushing :D.. thanks darl

@deaolscope: awwwwwww... thanks loveeeeee!!

@sTELZZ: yES OOOOOO... perfect combo!

Anonymous said...

i made this over the weekend (minus the Iru). on all kinds of point! thanks.

9jaFOODie said...

@Anon...I am very happy to hear that :)

Anonymous said...

Is Palm oil compulsory to use? I'm not a big fan of it