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Wayt Sawa Sawa (Sorrel in Pumpkin Seed Sauce with Fresh Barramundi)

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A while back someone asked me for this sorrel recipe and cassava leaves cooked with vegetable oil. I promised them I will look into it as soon as possible, however it was hard to come by all of the ingredients when she asked.  

The main ingredient, which is the sorrel is so difficult to find in Perth, one might think its some sort of precious mineral that has to be mined or something.   Bless lady mother-in-law, I swear there is some sort of telepathic thing going on between her and myself (hubby wink wink).  Remember the plantains in this post? She got me some when I needed it and same thing happened with the sorrel. Happy days are here. Now let me show you how I cooked it.
The ingredients I used are: 1 cup sorrel, 1 cup egusi(pumpkin seeds), 1 medium sized trotter chopped, 200 grams tripe cut into pieces, 1 medium sized barramundi fillet cut into pieces, 1 large brown onion, 1 tablespoon ogiri, 1 habanero, 2 beef stock cubes, salt to taste
Blend the pumpkin seeds with 3/4 cup water into a smooth paste
Also blend the onions, habanero and ogiri
I pressure cooked the tripe and trotters for 15 minutes.  Then in a saucepan over high heat, I added the cooked trotters and tripe with 2 cups water
Also add the blended onion and chili and cook for 5 minutes
Then add the egusi and cook for 10 minutes
Now add the stock cubes and season with salt to taste and leave to cook for 5-7 more minutes
Stir through the sorrel, lower heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes
Finally stir through fresh baramundi and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.  I added an extra whole habanero. (Caution: habanero is very hot).

I served it with Eba.  Deliciouuuuuuuus!!!!!


  1. Girl this looks amazing! Your dishes always look so great!



  2. Looks very interesting and tasty! I would add a habanero too! We love spicy in our home, haha. I hope you enjoy your holidays dear. xx/Madison
    Detox Days

  3. You must be very good at cooking, as the recipe seems a bit complicated to me! To be honest, I have to say that I am in trouble with almost every recipe! ( but I am very good at dressing salads! :-)
    In any case your dish looks delicious indeed!!

  4. Interested.. I will try is one of these days as I don't know how to cook and foo foo stew at all


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