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Madagascan beef stew (Romazava)


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  • 1,5 cl of vegetable oil
  • 1 kg of stewing beef
  • cubes (preferably the shank)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • crushed
  • 1 small onion
  • chopped
  • 3-4 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh tomato
  • chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 500g paracress leaves (Acmella oleracea - found in Chinese shops)


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

In a stew pot, heat the oil over fairly high heat, and fry the chunks of beef.

Step 2

Add the garlic, onion and ginger, and chopped tomato.

Step 3

Salt and pepper to taste and plunge the chunks of meat in water.

Step 4

Boil for 7-10 minutes, skimming often, then reduce the heat. Place a lid on the pot and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 5

Add the paracress, previously rinsed and cook for another 20 to 25 minutes.

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