- Making Time: 55 minutes
- Portion : 2
- Two cups of brown/black-eyed beans
- Five cooking spoons red palm oil
- Five big plum tomatoes
- Two stock cubes
- One handful crayfish
- One big onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
– Maya Angelou
- calories 301kcal
- proteins 18.5g
- fats 23.5g
- carbohydrates 3.8g
- Soak the beans in cold water for Five hours.
- Boil the beans for Five minutes and discard the water.
- Rinse the beans in cold water and set aside.
- This soaking and the pre-cooking process will help reduce the gas inducing elements.
- Chop the onions, grind the crayfish and pound the pepper.
- Blend the tomatoes and boil the tomato puree till all the water has dried from it.
- Pre-cook the diced onions without any added water.
- The aim is to get it to caramelize a bit so that it will take less time to fully caramelize during frying.
- First, cook the beans until done.
- However, if you have a pressure cooker, it is one of the staple foods you will want to use it for.
- It considerably reduces the cooking time.
- For ewa agoyin, the beans need to be very soft.
- When the beans are done, add salt, leave to dry up all the water and set aside.
- Pour the palm oil into a separate dry pot.
- Allow to heat up till the oil starts smoking and the red colour changes to clear.
- It is better to do this at medium heat so that the oil does not get too hot too quickly.
- To keep the smoke to a minimum and still have the traditional taste of ewa agoyin, use vegetable oil and when it is very hot, add a small amount of palm oil.
- Now add the precooked onions and stir continuously till the onions is fully caramelized.
- It should be very dark in colour.
- Add the parboiled tomato puree and stir continuously till you cannot tell the difference between the tomatoes and onions.
- Add the pepper, crayfish, stock cubes and salt to taste.
- You can also add a little water at this point if you want.
- Stir very well and bring to the boil.