Cookbook:Liberian Eggplant Stew

Liberian Eggplant Stew
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Liberian eggplant stew is a delectable dish that highlights the unique flavors of eggplant in Liberian cuisine. This hearty stew is made with tender eggplant, savory meat or fish, and a medley of aromatic spices. It is a popular and comforting meal in Liberia, often served with rice or fufu.






  1. In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3. If using meat, add the meat pieces to the pot and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth or water and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Add the diced tomato, bell pepper, and chopped hot pepper (if using) to the pot. Stir well to combine with the other ingredients.
  6. Gently add the diced eggplant to the pot and stir to incorporate with the other ingredients.
  7. Season the stew with ground pepper and salt to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  8. Let the stew simmer for about 20–25 minutes or until the eggplant is tender and cooked through.
  9. Stir occasionally during cooking to prevent sticking and to ensure even cooking.
  10. Remove the pot from the heat and let the stew rest for a few minutes before serving.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • You can add other vegetables like carrots, okra, or spinach to the stew for added nutrition and flavor.
  • If using fish, be sure to remove any bones before adding it to the stew.
  • This stew can be made with any type of meat or fish according to your preference.
  • Liberian eggplant stew can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or served with rice, fufu, or bread.
  • Eggplant is a low-calorie vegetable and is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.