Folks, hope y’all doing great. Gradually the month of January is coming to an end. I’m sure we are all working hard to achieve our resolutions. Still on healthy eating! Growing up, “Herrings Dry fish” and “Smoked Tuna”, known in our local parlance as “Opoku” were my parents favourite. It was healthy and we did enjoy without any hustle. Let’s look at this simple recipe, yet healthy. So easy to prepare.
Vegetable Oil ( Three tablespoons )
Two medium cups of long grain rice
Four big fresh tomatoes
One medium sized onion
Local spice…ginger, garlic, rosemary (All blended)
A medium sized tin of tomato puree
Dry herrings ( four meidium sizes )
A tablespoon of powdered Shrimps.
Salt to taste
1) Put your pan on fire and measure three tablespoons of vegetable oil. (Remember, with health, moderation is key)
2) Add sliced onions and stir gently till golden brown.
3)Add blended tomatoes, half tablespoon of powdered pepper, and a medium tin of tomato puree. Allow to cook a while and add your blended spice.
4) Let it simmer for twenty minutes. Add two tablespoon full of powdered shrimps.
5) Add your washed dry herrings divided into smaller pieces.
6) Add salt to taste.
7) When the stew is almost ready, wash rice and add it to the stew. Pour water, a little over the rice, cover and bring to boil. Reduce fire and allow the Jollof to cook gently for about fifteen minutes.
8) check and stir in order not to burn.
Keep stirring every five minutes until Jollof it’s done.
Garnish with parsley.
Ready to serve.
Herrings are very cheap, it’s a good bet to try it. Thanks for reading.
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