Today I’m going to be talking about Another local dish called Ewa Agoyin which means plain boiled beans eaten with a pepper sauce. For the benefit of those that like beans this is just another kind of beans, you’d want to try and might just want to take always.
I can never get enough of Ewa Agoyin. I don’t know what it is about it that makes it taste so good. Maybe it is the caramelized onions. All I know is that I enjoy eating it.
The ingredient you’ll need for Ewa Agoyin is as follow:
- 2 cigar cups (approx. 500g) brown/black-eyed beans
- Red palm oil
- 5 big plum tomatoes
- 1 handful crayfish
- 1 big onion
- Pepper & Salt.
- 2 stock cubes
They’re something you need to do before you start the cooking of Ewa Agoyin
- Soak the beans in cold water for 5 hours. Boil the beans for 5 minutes and discard the water. Rinse the beans in cold water and set aside. This soaking and the pre-cooking process will help reduce the gas inducing elements.
- Chop the onions, grind the crayfish and pound the pepper.
- Blend the tomatoes and boil the tomato puree till all the water has dried from it.
- Pre-cook the diced onions without any added water. The aim is to get it to caramelize a bit so that it will take less time to fully caramelize during frying.
After all, these are done, you’re ready to do the real cooking of EWA AGOYIN follow the process below step by step
Step 1: Cook the beans until it’s very soft ( you wouldn’t want your Ewa Agoyin half done)
Step 2: When you’re sure the beans are soft add salt to your taste not too much, leave it till all eater is dried up.
Step 3: Once the water is dried up you set that aside and pour red oil into a different pot that is dry, let it heat up till the red oil starts to smoke and the red is clear enough. It’s advisable you do that at the medium heat so that it doesn’t get too hot so quickly.
Step 4: You can now add the onions that were earlier cooked stir up until the onions turn to black then add the parboiled tomato and stir its mixed up well and no difference between the onions and the tomato
Step 5: Now add pepper, crayfish, Maggi, and salt, you might want to add a little water, stir very well and let it boil.
YOUR EWA AGOYIN IS READY!!!!
Note: The Ewa Agoyin can be served with plantain, Bread and any other thing. And can be Eaten on its own.