Discover a Different Way to Prepare Your Nigerian Pepper Stew

Posted on August 9, 2019 in Cooking Occasions, Cooking Tips with 0 Comments

Pepper Stew with a Twist

Nigerian Pepper stew is a favorite in every Nigerian home and there’s nothing as tasty and simple as white rice and stew. It’s amazing how stew can have different unique flavors and taste when prepared by different people even with the same ingredients. Stew is very versatile and can be served with different sides such as steamed rice, boiled or fried yam, plantains, potatoes, and even bread….yes, who doesn’t like stew and fresh hot bread? So, here is how to make pepper stew, with a twist.


Serves 2

Preparation time: 30mins



4 large fresh tomatoes

1 large onion

1 large red bell pepper

2 Mamador Seasoning cubes

3/4 to ½ cup Mamador vegetable oil

½ tablespoon grounded crayfish

Meat stock 

Salt to taste


For your turkey

4 turkey pieces (you can use beef, lamb, goat, chicken, fish, etc)

1 small onion

1 garlic clove

1 small ginger

2 seasoning cubes

1 teaspoon curry

1 teaspoon dry thyme

Salt to taste


3 Major Steps To Cooking Pepper Stew

Prefrying the tomatoes, onions, red bell pepper and scotch bonnet

Parboiling and frying turkey

Preparing the stew




  1. Wash, chop the tomatoes, bell pepper, scotch bonnet, and ½ onion.
  2.  Pour  ½ cup of Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil into a frying pan and add chopped tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and scotch bonnet, and fry until almost dark brown.
  3. Blend to a paste.



  1. Pre-cook your turkey with the spices, herbs and Mamador seasoning cubes.
  2. Fry the turkey pieces in the frying pan with Mamador Vegetable Oil until golden brown.



  1. Reheat up the Mamador Vegetable Oil in a medium-size pot on medium heat; add ½ sliced onion and fry for about 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add and fry pepper mixture paste for about 8 minutes before you pour some of the turkey stock (depending on how thick you want your stew to be).
  3. Include the turkey pieces, Mamador Seasoning Cubes, curry, thyme, and some salt.
  4. Cook at low-medium heat and stir at short intervals till it’s ready. Taste the stew to make sure its to taste. Turn off the heat.

 The aroma is divine and the taste is amazing! Serve with plain boiled rice, beans, plantain or potato. 

For more tasty recipes, check out the Mamador Cookbook. You can also read and try our Beef Stew with Carrots Recipe


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