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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Quick and Easy Bitter Leaf Stew Recipe

Africa food recipes

Bitter Leaf Stew

Bitterleaf Stew is not bitter as suggested by the name of the recipe but a delicious mix of beef, fish, chicken, pork and shellfish, served over fufu.

Bitter leaf alone has a bitter taste and are sold fresh or dried. The leaves are green with a robust odor and a bitter taste.

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Liberian stews are hearty stews that combine numerous meats, fish, and vegetables in one stew

Yorubas call bitter leaf Ewuro and the Igbos Onugbu, every part of the plant is beneficial from the stem, leaves, and root. Liberian stews are unlike most recipes, Liberian stews are hearty stews that combine numerous meats, fish, and vegetables in one stew.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

Bitter Leaf Stew

Serves 4
Low fat option with shellfish and no palm oil
African food
Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat


5 ounces of cubed beef

5 ounces of pork or pork sausage

2 skinless chicken thighs

3 smoked fish, flaked

1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 onions, chopped finely

1/4 cup palm oil

1 bunch bitter leaf, chopped

Water to cover


Add all ingredients except shrimp to a large pot over medium heat cover ingredients with water. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour. Add shrimp and continue to simmer another 15 minutes.

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