I think I still have residual energy. There’s some sort of adrenaline that ‘working’ women of all the cooking and cleaning of Eid day have. I hope you are enjoying your holidays properly. I’m sure the person reading this got at least an Eid Mubarak greeting yesterday, so amma skip that.
This is a quick post about all the other things you can do with Ram meat (allow me) with that doesn’t only involved cooking and frying and then step it down with garri, which is what I am doing now. It has become some sort of after-eid lunch tradition. I hope no one is constipated. I learnt the hard way not to over eat, getting a hang of that these past few years. The temptation is really great to be honest, I sometimes used to get sick after all the stuffing.
So, enough of the rambling, I will just jump right into the post! I love simplifying recipes and all of the recipes are very simple to cook and prepare, you can style it up anyhow you want and have fun while at it.
It is kind of coined from Gizdodo, that dish that is made with gizzard and fried plantain. Substitute the gizzard for beef and you have the cousin, beef-dodo, or ram-dodo, whichever one your heart sing towards.
- Just ripe plantain (no soft ones please)
- Scotch bonnets/ chilli peppers
- Green pepper
- Tomato (optional because i rarely use it, can be used to tone down the hotness of the meal)
- Salt to taste
- vegetable oil (for frying).
First, Fry your plantain to make almighty dodo, you can even grill (if you are a health junkie, sorry, lol, eid and the day after is cheat day).
Also, Cook your beef to taste, season with the garlic, ginger, maggi, salt and onions. After it is cooked, strain the beef and fry that one too! Lightly tho, it shouldn’t fry all through, just to make it a little crispy on the outside.
While all that is preparing themselves, you should have blended the scotch bonnets and onions (because you’re a magician and have super powers while cooking). Pour it on the fire, not directly! In a pot, put it on to cook, that should reduce some moisture, then take it off fire.
Right, put about 2/3 tbsp pf vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the pepper (and tomato, if you sing that way) mixture let to fry for about 10 seconds, pour in the dodo (fried plantain) and the cooked beef. Add maggi to taste. Stir it all together.
Just before you take it off the fire, cut in tiny pieces of green and red pepper to garnish.
BEEF AND POTATO SKEWERS
This one is so easy, you can do it while sleeping. Okay, maybe I’m stretching it.
- Blended pepper, tomato, onions.
- Sweet (green, red, yellow) peppers.
- Irish Potato
- Vegetable oil
Get you some wooden skewers, soak it in water for a very long time (so that it won’t turn to ash by the time you’re popping it in an oven or on a grill.
Cook and fry beef in pepper/tomato sauce and seasonings. Or use bbq sauce if you like, go crazy. Per boil the potatoes, arrange the rest of the pepper and potatoes on the skewers. Add oil while grilling. You could sprinkle garlic salt over all of them because, tasty blessings.
BEEF ORANGE STIRFRY
I wanted to use pineapple to be honest, but orange was available, I used it and it was amazing! I’ve loved the surprising incorporation of dried fruits into savoury meals. You could try it, amazing!
- Beef (Yes, its ram meat extravaganza) (Boiled)
- Sweet (green, red, yellow) peppers
- Orange, peeled, separated and cut in half
- String beans
- Carrots (sliced thinly)
- Vegetable oil
The most amazing thing about stirfrys is that, you can basically
make stirfry them anyhow, and they’d still come out nice.
So, in the spirit of just going with the flow,
Put in 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan, pour in the rest of the ingredients (diced), meat and veggies first, spices after, except the oranges, they come in last, because they are fruit and should be
treated like egg specially.
Stir and stir and stir till they all cook properly. Add little water when its drying out. After its cooked, put in the orange slices in half and just turn over once.
Serve with pasta or rice (or eat it straight away, I can’t tell you what to do, you’re your own boss).
I hope you enjoyed reading this! Let me know if you would love to try it out or you have made similar dishes!
Enjoy the rest of your week,