Amiwo with Baked Turkey

Total Cooking Time: 1h15min
Serving: 4

Ingredients for turkey:

  • 6 cups water + ¼ cup vinegar
  • 6 lb turkey (mix of drums, breast, wings, or whichever part you like )
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ½ cup ground/puree onion

Ingredients for Amiwo:

  • 1 ½ cups corn flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ground/puree onion
  • pinch ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ turkey broth


Prepare Turkey

  1. Preheat oven to 380ºF
  2. Rinse turkey with vinegar and cold water.
  3. Put it in a large pan with all spices, ½ cup onion, and 6 cups of water
  4. Cook on medium heat for about 45 min
  5. Set the remaining liquid aside. It will serve as broth for the amiwo.
  6. Grease a baking sheet
  7. Put cooked turkey pieces in the oven until golden brown, about 30 min.

Prepare Amiwo

  1. Meanwhile, mix 1 ½ cup of corn flour with 3 cups of water, and set aside.
  2. Put a pan on a medium heat and add ¼ oil.
  3. Add tomato sauce, onion sauce, a pinch of ground pepper, cover, and let cook for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to low and remove the cover.
  5. Add 1 tsp of salt, stir to blend it in, cover, put the heat back to medium, and let it cook for another 10 min.
  6. Reduce heat to low and remove the cover again.
  7. Pour in 1 ¾ cup of turkey broth, cover, and let it boil for about 10 min.
  8. Remove the cover, pour in the corn mixture stirring with a wooden spatula to prevent clumping.
  9. Continue stirring as the mixture thickens, 4 to 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to low and cover the pan, let amiwo cook for 10 min.
  11. Remove cover, stir with spatula one last time. The amiwo should be thick, not too thick, not too soft.
  12. Grease a bowl and pour it in.
  13. Cover and let it rest for at least 30 min.

Serve Amiwo with baked turkey with Tomato and Onion sauce, and a little hot pepper puree for some heat.

Bon appetit!


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