I have a signature paste that i whip up from time to time when i want to oven grill some fish, i love it because it is a flavor explosion waiting to happen with just a few additional ingredients.
I had always used this paste for fish, but on this fateful morning, i had some left over and instead of fish, i had some fresh kidney. I decided (out of sheer laziness) to throw them together and the sauce that followed was amazing! I ate it with some soft boiled yam, and all was well with my world!
PS. I have decided to now make all of my life decisions on Sunday mornings when i am hungry and have no urge to exert myself at all! :p
Here is what you'll need and what you will have to do;
2 Red Bell Peppers
1 Red Onion
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
1 Spring (Green) Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic
Scent Leaf (The local Nigerian scent leaf known as Nchanwu, NOT Basil)
1lb Chopped Kidney
3 Tablespoons Palm Oil
1 Tablespoon Veg Oil
Salt & 2 Seasoning Cubes
Season chopped kidney with salt, pepper and 1 seasoning cube and set aside.
Wash and de-seed bell peppers and add to a blender with 3/4 red onion, spring (green) onion, garlic, habanero peppers and scent leaf. Blend to a rough chop. Do NOT add any water while blending, this will water down your sauce, dilute the favor and increase your cooking time.
Add palm oil, salt and 1 seasoning cube and mix until properly combined, then set aside.
In a pan, add vegetable oil and add chopped kidney.
Add remaining red onion and stir fry until browned and firm.
Add pepper paste...
Mix properly and allow to simmer for 5 - 10 minutes on low to medium heat.
Taste for seasoning...
Serve with soft boiled yam...or rice...