This is a simple beef recipe, used more as a sauce for boiled rice, the true main course. Ginger adds the exotic flavor to the meat.The Malgache name for stewed beef this way is hen'omby ritra.
- Heat a little oil in a pan. Season the meat.
- Lightly brown the meat on all sides. The meat cooks more in its own fat than the oil.
- Cover the meat with water. Add garlic, ginger and oil.
- Bring to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for 1-1½ hours, until meat is tender, adding liquid if needed.
- Serve over boiled rice.
This is a side dish to the rice meal in Madagascar. Serve with achards - pickled vegetables - and rougail - spicy sauce.
If desired, add a few pink peppercorns to spice up the stew.