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African Turkey Stew

African Turkey Stew

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Fatimah Soumanou

A spicy dish that will fill your stomach and touch every taste bud. Made of very simple ingredients and easy to make. It will become a favorite. Serve over hot cooked jasmine rice.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 630 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 48.2 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 2016 mg
  • 81%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the turkey legs into a large saucepan, pour in enough water to barely cover, and add the bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until the water has nearly evaporated, about 30 minutes. Place the red bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, habanero peppers, garlic, and tomato paste into a blender, and blend until the vegetables are pureed. Be careful because the habanero peppers are very hot -- don't touch your eyes after handling peppers.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat, and pour the blended mixture into the oil. Reduce heat and simmer until the oil separates and the sauce begins to fry, about 30 minutes; stir the turkey into the sauce, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to blend the flavors. Season to taste with salt.
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Reviews

MemphisLady30
16
1/14/2011

I make this all the time using canned crushed tomatoes instead of fresh. If you go to an international food store, you can get african red pepper. Use a couple of tablespoons if you like it hot. Also tastes good with chunks of fried beef roast and tripe.

A'sonda Adams (Woodley)
8
8/20/2011

I made this dish a day before I actually served it to my family. All the flavors were able to settle in and really come together. At first I was considering not adding the salt to season with the smoked turkey legs however I added it and I feel it was just the kick the stew needed. My family loved it. My son got seconds my husband took some to work for lunch. I only put in two peppers as I had a three year old to consider and she enjoyed it just fine. Next time I think instead of turkey I will use grilled chicken and shrimp as I don't want to get into the habit of serving a meat that is so salty.Once you puree everything it smells like a great salsa that you just want to chill and dip chips in however once you heat it up it takes on a different smell. Any meat probably could go with it. You don't need the entire one cup of oil. You could certainly get away with half a cup. Yummy dish!!! Will make this again. Thanks for posting this great recipe.

Mzloved 1
5
1/11/2012

I guess i was expecting more from the dish. I made it according to the recipe next time I make this dish I'll have to find ways to modify it to my households liking. Will try it again