Efo-riro (Vegetable stew)


A savory vegetable,fish and meat stew all the way from Nigeria.


1⁄2 lb coriander seed (crab claws)
1⁄2 lb chili pepper (blended)
1 lb tomato (blended)
2 onion (blended)
21 oz broth


  1. In a large pot we season the meats with salt and pepper, add water and bring to boil for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the seafood except for the crayfish and the snails and cook for 10 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and put the mixture aside.
  4. Clean the pot with water then cover it in palm oil, which once hot, we add the tomatoes, chillies and onions to.
  5. Stir frequently for 10 minutes then add the tomato paste for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Return the meats to the pot simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the soko (or spinach) for 5 more minutes, check for seasoning and serve. 
4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 15 minutes