“Taste Africa in Style” Bitter Leafs, Goat Stew, Millet Polenta

    “Taste Africa in Style


        Afia Annebasua

Fantastic African dish!
Bitter Leafs, Goat Stew, Millet Polenta
Yield 6
  • 1cup cherry tomatoes, cut into 2
  • 2 fresh red pepper diced
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 pound, sliced goat meat
  • 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Thyme sprigs
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cup blended tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup millet powder, flour
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Nigerian bitter leafs or any eating bitter leafs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl,  sprinkle the goat meat with salt and pepper.  Into a 430 degrees preheated oven. For about 20 minutes. Take it out and sit aside.


In a pot over medium heat.  Add 3 tbs oil. Add onions, sauté for about 2 minutes. Add garlic, blended tomatoes, red pepper, cayenne.  Saute for about 4 minutes. Stir occasionally.  Add goat meat, cherry tomatoes, bay leaf, cumin, nutmeg,  herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add about 6 cups of water. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.


Then into 430 degrees preheated oven. Cook for about 8 minutes.  Lower oven heat to 350. Cook for about 40 minutes.  Until meat is nice and tender. Melt in your mouth.


In a pot over medium heat, boil the bitter leafs, with 5 cups of water. Add salt and pepper. Cover and lower heat. Cook for about 15 minutes.  Drain water.   In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil.  Sautee the bitter leafs in the coconut oil for about 5 minutes.  Put a side.


In a pot over high heat.  Boil 3 cups of water with salt to your taste.  Lower heat, add the millet.  Stir for about 7 minutes or more. Until it becomes like a polenta.  Share into 6 portion.


Add any boil vegetables you like to the dish.  Garnish and served. Enjoy and stay healthy!


NOTES: add more water if you think you need it. Also less pepper if you are not use to it.


About Afia Annebasua
I was born on a Friday in Accra Ghana. Tradition says, if you are born on Friday, your first name will be Afia. Growing up with my mother, older brother Dela, and two older sisters Belinda and Evelyn we cooked everything from scratch. Since the age of seven I found myself in the kitchen much of the time helping cook traditional meals with the family.


“Taste Africa in Style” is about a life style. It shows my great passion for blending African tradition with modern style and allows me to share my love of cooking traditional, healthy, and tasty meals. My hope is that people will be able see the beauty of “Taste Africa in Style” as I do. Enjoy!


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