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Recipes made easy with Peppe Terra

Ingredient

  • 1 cup of African brown beans (Olo variety), pick chaff and stones
  • 1 stalk of spring onion, finely slice
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 3 Red Pepper
  • 2 table spoon of Terra Curry Powder
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 prawns, with the tail on
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • You can use 3 tablespoons of Peppe Terra instead of Onion, Tomato & Pepper

Akara with Prawns

Preparation Time: 30 minutes    Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Method

  1. Soak beans in water for about 30 minutes. Peel skin off by rubbing together to reveal the white bean shells. Separate these from the skin and rinse well. Blend beans, tomato paste, Pepper and onion with some warm water (1-2 cups) into a paste (or u can use Peppe Terra instead of Tomato, Pepper & Onion. Slowly add water a little at a time to aid blending.
  2. Transfer paste into a mixing bowl and mix well for about 3 minutes, you may use a hand held mixer. Add some water and keep mixing until you get a smooth and moderately runny consistency. Dissolve the Terra Curry Powder in 2 tablespoons of hot water and add to the paste. Add the spring onions. Mix well.
  3. Pour some vegetable oil in a shallow frying pan and allow to heat up. Then carefully place a scoop of the bean mixture into the oil. Place the prawns, face down into the frying akara and mould all around the prawn ensuring the prawn tail is visible, (see food image). Allow to fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Place the akara onto some kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.
  4. Serve hot or cold. Ideal as a starter.