Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Khadijo's Ambaga Stew

New Roots farmer, Khadijo,was happy to share her basic stew recipe. It calls for a number of veggies that are commonly grown here as well as in her native Somalia!

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch pac choi (or swiss chard, or any other greens!)
  • 1/4 onion
  • 8 medium-size okra
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Remove stems from pac choi.  Roll/gather leaves tightly; chop cross-wise into julienne strips, about 1/8" wide.  Heat oil in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir in pac choi, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.  Add chicken bouillon cube.  Slice onion and add tomatoes, crushing slightly with the back of a spoon.  Cut okra into about 1/2" slices, add to pan.  Chop green pepper into small pieces, and add to pan.   Add cumin, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.  Peel potato & cut into sticks about 1/4" thick and 1/4" wide; add along with 1 cup water; stir well and cook until potato is tender.

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