Red Red is a delicious and popular Ghanaian dish that is made with black-eyed peas, palm oil, and a variety of spices. The dish is often served with fried plantains, which adds a sweet and savory balance to the meal. If you're interested in making Red Red at home, you'll need a few key ingredients, including palm oil and beans, which can be found at African Delights.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make Red Red:
- 1 cup black-eyed peas
- 3 tablespoons palm oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 2-3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1-2 cups water
- Fried plantains (optional)
Soak the black-eyed peas in water overnight. Drain and rinse the peas before cooking.
In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the pot and stir well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the tomatoes have softened.
Add the cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
Add the soaked black-eyed peas to the pot, along with 1-2 cups of water. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the Red Red simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the black-eyed peas are tender.
If the mixture becomes too dry, add more water as needed.
Once the black-eyed peas are cooked, remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Serve the Red Red with fried plantains (optional) and enjoy!
African Delights sells a variety of palm oil and beans, which are essential ingredients in this Red Red recipe. Palm oil is a staple ingredient in many African dishes and adds a distinct flavor to the Red Red. The black-eyed peas provide a good source of protein and fiber, making this dish both delicious and nutritious.
In conclusion, Red Red is a tasty and easy-to-make Ghanaian dish that can be enjoyed by everyone. With the help of African Delights, you can find all the ingredients you need to make this delicious meal at home. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try - your taste buds will thank you!