In the bird category, next to chicken, turkey is most commonly enjoyed in Nigeria. Cooking turkey is a very simple process and when properly done, it’s outcome is always delicious.

So, in this blog post, I would share with you a detailed Nigeria turkey stew recipe with the list of ingredients and cooking process to get an irresistible dish.

When you follow the step by step process outlined in this recipe, the picture below is what you will get.

Turkey stew Nigerian recipe

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Below is the list of ingredients you need for this recipe.

Nigerian turkey stew Ingredients

  • 1kg Turkey mid wings
  • 4 onions
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 2 cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1½ tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning powder
  • ½ cup sliced leek

Here is how you to transform the above listed ingredients into a pot of finger-licking delicious pot of turkey stew.

For a great taste, I would advise that your turkey is properly cooked and seasoned. So below is a step by step process for properly cooked turkey.

Nigerian turkey recipe

  • Cut the turkey wings into small sizes
  • Clean turkey wings properly in water while also removing any feather still on it
  • Put the cleaned turkey in your pot
  • Peel and slice some one (1) onion
  • Add ½ tablespoon curry powder, ½ tablespoon thyme, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, 2 bay leaves, ½ tablespoon salt and ½ tablespoon seasoning powder.
  • Add 2 cups of water and mix well
  • Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  • After 15 minutes, turn down the heat of the cooker
  • Put the cooked turkey into a basket to remove the excess liquid
  • Save the turkey stock for later – the turkey stock is called omi-eran in Yoruba
  • Place frying pan on the cooker
  • Set the cooker temperature to high heat
  • Add 2 cups of cooking oil
  • Heat up enough vegetable oil in your frying pan
  • Put the cooked turkey in the hot oil
  • Fry both sides to a light brown shade
  • Scoop the fried turkey from the hot oil into a basket to drain the excess oil
  • Fried turkey is ready, it is time to make turkey stew.

Now that the fried turkey is ready, It is time to make the best turkey stew you will love.

How to make turkey stew

  • Peel and blend 2 onions, scotch bonnet pepper, bell pepper, cayenne peppers and tomatoes to a rough texture
  • Add about 3 spoonful of the hot oil used for frying the turkey
  • Add the blended pepper and tomato mix
  • Scoop 2-3 cooking spoonful of turkey stock into the pepper mix – To intensify the flavour of the stew, this will serve as the liquid instead of water
  • Season with ½ tbsp. curry powder, ½ tbsp. curry powder, ½ tbsp. salt and ½ tbsp. seasoning cube.
  • Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat .
  • While cooking ensure to mix well so that the stew wouldn’t stick to the bottom of the pot or get burnt.
  • Add fried turkey, sliced leek then mix well
  • Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat

Turkey stew or peppered turkey is ready to be enjoyed . You can also garnish with some leek or spring onions.

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