Vegetable Palm Oil Stew

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Are you a lover of chunky vegetables in your stew? If yes, then this recipe is perfect for you. It is one of my many kitchen experiments which turned out to be great.


I like to eat vegetable palm oil stew with soft-boiled yam but eating this with rice or boiled ripe plantains works too.


Vegetable Palm Oil Stew

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course stew
Cuisine African
Servings 4 people


  • 200 ml red/palm oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 7 large tomatoes
  • 5 fresh red habanero peppers 
  • 1 medium smoked tuna
  • 1 medium smoked salmon
  • 1 stock stock tablet
  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 2 large  green bell peppers


  • Under running water, wash all your vegetables.
  • Cut onions into rings.
    2 medium-sized onions
  • Blend the tomatoes and red habanero peppers together (take out the tomato seeds).
  • Chop the cabbage and green bell peppers into big chunks 
    5 fresh red habanero peppers 
  • Wash and debone the smoked salmon and tuna and divide into chunks.
    1 medium smoked tuna, 1 medium smoked salmon
  • Heat up the palm oil in a saucepan for about two minutes (medium heat).
    200 ml red/palm oil
  • Add onion rings and sauté till they are soft and fragrant.
  • Add the blended tomatoes and peppers to the saucepan and stir for a while.
    7 large tomatoes
  • Add the smoked tuna and salmon and stir.
  • Add the stock tablet and salt (if necessary) and stir.
    1 stock stock tablet
  • Allow the contents in the saucepan to cook for about 25 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Next, add the chopped cabbages and stir. Adjust the taste with extra salt or leave it as it is (your preference) Cook for two minutes 
    1 medium cabbage
  • Garnish with the green bell peppers and turn off the heat after a minute.
    2 large  green bell peppers
  • Serve with any side of your choice and enjoy.
Keyword vegetable palm oil stew
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