Kpomo Stew Recipe: How to Prepare Stew with Kpomo Meat (Ponmo, Pomo) | Cow Skin

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Almost everyone loves Kpomo meat, it is simple, cheap and easy to combine with other meats to make simple dish, kpomo is one of the cheapest meat in Nigerian, it is often added to soups and pepper soup recipes. Kpomo is the thick skin of beef (cow skin) that is burnt in an open flame, the flesh is scraped to remove debris/sooth, it is then washed before cooking.

Another name for kpomo is Ganada in Hausa; the Yoruba name for this meat is pronounced as Kpomo, pomo or ponmo. Apart from making soup or pepper soup with kpomo, there are other easy ways of eating kpomo you can make stew with it or make a savoury peppered sauce (peppered kpomo) with it. Kpomo is simple to prepare and once you take a bite, it melts in the mouth without having to struggle with the meat. If you end up buying the very tough ponmo (cow skin); all you need to do it bring the ponmo in a pressure cooker, add enough water to cover it then cook without adding salt or seasoning, the pressure cooker hasten the softness. This is just an easy way to soften kpomo.

Kpomo stew (pomo) is a very flavourful meat, it is has smoky flavour after it has been burnt in open flame. If you cant get the already burnt and processed ponmo, no worries, you can do it yourself at. All you need to do is to place the ponmo on the stove that is already lit, make sure the flame is reduced to medium-low. Turn the kpomo from time to time to make sure the fire is distributed to every part of the meat. All you are trying to the do is to burn the fur/hair from the meat since you bought the fresh one that has not been processed yet. After all the fur has been burnt, scrape the skin and cut the pomo into smaller sizes. Transfer the meat to your oven tray lined with a foil paper and leave to sit for 15 minutes to brown it and to also enhance the smoky flavour, then take it out and rinse severally.

In this article, you will learn the simple to steps on how to stew your kpomo meat and also check out the video above for easy explanation.

Kpomo Stew Ingredients

  1. large pieces kpomo (cow skin)
  2. 6 pieces of red tomatoes
  3. 5 chillies pepper (shombo)
  4. 3 scotch bonnets peppers
  5. 2 stock cubes
  6. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  7. teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 3 cloves of garlic
  9. S small ginger
  10. Salt to taste
ingredients for preparing kpomo stew
ingredients for preparing kpomo stew

 

Steps on How to prepare kpomo stew

  1. Wash kpomo with salted water and use a knife to scrape the skin and the inner part to remove dirt.
  2. Bring the kpomo into a wide pot, add seasoning to it and enough water, cook until the kpomo becomes soft.
  3. Drain the kpomo from the liquid you cooked it with, leave to get cold and then cut into your preferred sizes and set aside.
  4. Rinse tomatoes, chilli peppers and scotch bonnets, combine with part of the onion, ginger, garlic in a blender and blend into a chunky paste.
  5. Heat a pan on stove, add a very little oil to it, fry the remaining half onion until fragrant, add the tomato mix and fry for 10 minutes until the liquid and the sour taste reduce.
  6. Season the stew with nutmeg, curry, stock cubes, salt and stir properly, cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Bring the boiled kpomo into the stew and stir well to mix, leave to simmer for 5 minutes for the meat to absorb the rich flavour of the stew. Add a handful of parsley and stir.
  8. Kpomo stews is ready, serve it over steamed pasta or boiled yam.

Easy steps on How to prepare kpomo stew with pictures

1. Wash kpomo with salted water and use a knife to scrape the skin and the inner part to remove dirt.

2Bring the kpomo into a wide pot, add seasoning to it and enough water, cook until the kpomo becomes soft.

Kpomo has been seasoned and cooked until very soft
Kpomo has been seasoned and cooked until very soft

 

3. Drain the kpomo from the liquid you cooked it with, leave to get cold and then cut into your preferred sizes and set aside.

Soft kpomo cut into pieces
Soft kpomo cut into pieces

 

4. Rinse tomatoes, chilli peppers and scotch bonnets, combine with part of the onion, ginger, garlic in a blender and blend into a chunky paste.

I love the tomato mix chunky
I love the tomato mix chunky

 

5. Heat a pan on stove, add a very little oil to it, fry the remaining half onion until fragrant, add the tomato mix and fry for 10 minutes until the liquid and the sour taste reduce.

Frying of onion and tomato mix for kpomo stew
Frying of onion and tomato mix for kpomo stew

 

6. Season the stew with nutmeg, curry, stock cubes, salt and stir properly, cook for 3 minutes.

Add in the boiled kpomo and stir to combine with the stew
Add in the boiled kpomo and stir to combine with the stew

 

Add any vegetable of your choice if you must and stir, then cook for few seconds
Add any vegetable of your choice if you must and stir, then cook for few seconds

 

8. Kpomo stews is ready, serve it over steamed pasta or boiled yam.

Tasty kpomo stew
Tasty kpomo stew

 

kpomo stew is ready
kpomo stew is ready

 

Kpomo stew is fantastic, you can serve the stew over steamed Pasta or rice
Kpomo stew is fantastic, you can serve the stew over steamed Pasta or rice

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