THERE are varieties of delicacies we can prepare with our ram this Sallah to add spice to this beautiful celebration.
Below are some of them:
Ram with sweet potatoes porridge
Ram and dodo
Ram Pepper soup
3 tablespoons pepper soup spice
5 medium sized potato
3 carrots, sliced in circle
1 green bell pepper
2 teaspoon Cameroon pepper chopped red bell pepper, scent leave, seasoning cubes, salt to taste
4 seeds Ehu or ariwo or calabash nutmeg.
Habanera pepper (to taste)
5 table spoons of dry uziza
1 small green bell pepper
2 Scotch Bonnet peppers
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 large tomatoes
2 large ripe plantains
1/2 a teaspoon of curry powder and thyme
Ram sweet potatoes porridge:
This is an African meal garnished with vegetable of your choice and it is made up of ram meat and potatoes. It is rich in vitamins, fat and oil.
Cut the ram meat into bite sizes and wash.
Transfer to a pot, add onions, salt, seasoning, stir to combine and cover it to steam. Do not add water yet, the ram would release it’s own juices, so let it do that for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add pepper soup spices, carrots, sweet potato and 3 cups of water. Cover and allow to cook.
After 15 minutes, add chopped pepper and stir. Allow to cook for 5 more minutes.
Add scent leaves, turn off the cooker and allow to simmer. The steam will cook the scent leaves.
Ram and Dodo:
This is a Nigerian meal that is made of ram meat and plantain that is spiced up with pepper, onions and green pepper.
Wash and clean the ram meat, trimming off the fat. Cut into small bite-size pieces. Marinate with garlic, thyme, curry, seasoning cubes, 1 chopped onion and salt.
Put the ram meat in a pot, add a little water and cook until meat is tender. Dice the plantain into pieces similar to the pieces of the ram meat.
Pour some oil into a frying pan and fry the plantain until golden brown. Fry the ram meat until golden brown for about 5-7 minutes.
Chop 1 red pepper and the green pepper. Set aside. Wash, cut, and blend the tomatoes, 1 red pepper, scotch bonnet peppers and one bulb of onion.
Pour 3 cooking spoons of the same oil used in frying the ram into a pot and heat up on medium heat.
Add some chopped onions and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the pepper mix and fry for about 10-12 minutes until the sour taste is gone. Add the ram meat, stir well with sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes add the chopped peppers, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
Lastly, add the fried plantains and stir to ensure all the flavours are blended. Check for salt and adjust if necessary.
Serve hot and enjoy with fried rice, jollof rice or even white rice!
Ram pepper soup:
This is a Nigerian mouth-watering meal that is made of ram and cooked with different pepper soup ingredients added to it. It is the meal that can keep you warm in this cold weather.
Wash the ram meat, boil with salt and onions.
Top up with water enough for the pepper soup.
Put the salt, pepper-soup spices and seasoning. Boil for 30 minutes.
Cut fresh pepper and continue boiling for 3 minutes.
This is prepared with ram that would be roasted until it is very dry and well seasoned.
Wash the ram meat and spice up with salt, curry and seasoning.
Put a roasting iron on fire and keep turning the meat until it is dry and ready for consumption.
Cut into small pieces and add your grounded pepper mixed with seasoning sprinkled on it.
Add your diced onions, tomatoes, cucumber and cabbage.
Ram Asun meat
This is a grilled ram meat and mostly a Yoruba delicacy. It is a meal you can enjoy this season with your friends and family.
- We wish our dear Muslim readers Eid Adha