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Ofada Stew

Ofada Stew


Ofada stew is a popular Nigeria stew served alongside Ofada Rice  

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Misc.: Serve warm



  • Unripe habanero pepper (Ata Rodo),
  • 4 green bell peppers,
  • 2 Tablespoons of Locust Beans (Iru)
  • Palm oil
  • 2 medium sized Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons of Crayfish (Dried or Grounded)
  • Boiled of fried assorted meats
  • Fish (Dried or stock)


  • Wash and blend peppers with onions
  • Pour the blended pepper into a separate pot and cook on high heat until all of the water dries up.
  • Pour Palm oil into a clean, dry pot and bleach for 5 – 10 minutes
  • Leave the Palm oil to cool down a bit and then add the Locust Beans (Iru) sauté till it releases its flavor
  • Now add the boiled pepper puree; fry the mixture until all of the water has evaporated.
  • Add crayfish, as well as the meat and fish, and stir well to prevent burning.
  • Add salt to taste
  • Leave the mixture to simmer and serve with Ofada Rice
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