HISTORY OF FOOD CULTURE IN WEST AFRICA
Some of the native foods of West Africa include rice, yams, plantain, and cassava that are served quite frequently. These foods grow wonderfully in the West African climate and soil. Dried fish and crayfish are staples for those near the coast, as well as palm oil for cooking.
West African foods have been heavily influenced by the colonizing nations of West Africa that began in earnest in the 16th century. The spice trade from India impacted West Africa as well, changing the flavor of food as these were adopted. For instance, chili peppers are one of the most beloved spices in West African culture. These were introduced to the region sometime after the sailing of Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
West African cooks have taken the best of their native foods and combined them with imported spices and foods to create exquisite culinary delights. Order our Nerrido Tomato Stew to get a taste of this spicy African food blending today!
WHERE THE SPICE IN OUR WEST AFRICAN FOODS COMES FROM
Popular spices to use in West African food include garlic, ginger, and nutmeg. Not only are these great-tasting spices that add much to African cuisine, but they also pack many health benefits. Sumbala is a popular flavoring that is used like a bouillon cube and is often made from soybeans. Tamarind is a popular spice that adds sweetness to many meals and is now being touted for its numerous health benefits as well.
West Africans also love to include hot spices in their culinary creations that will cause you to sweat so you'll feel cooler, too. From Waakye to Fufu and Groundnut stew, spices can be found throughout many of the best African foods. Today you can see all of the influences in African foods from across the world and experience these spicy African food flavors with our Nerrido Tomato Stew. Order this tomato-based stew today!
HIGH-QUALITY WEST AFRICAN INGREDIENTS
One of the secrets in the bountiful flavors of West African foods is their ingredients. Some of the main ingredients include cassava, peanuts, and chilies — all of which arrived with the slave traders. Tomatoes are used heavily in Africa and enrich stews and make for a hearty meal along with jollof rice. You can expect a vegetable, a meat, and an oil to be used in the making of most meals.
Chicken, goat, and pork, as well as seafood, are popular in many dishes, as well as onions, bell peppers, and okra. Palm nut oil offers a distinctive flavor to be found throughout the region, and maize and millet are popular bases. Odds are, if you order a West African food, you can expect to find these ingredients in the mix. Order our Nerrido Tomato Stew today!
JOLLOF RICE AND WHY IT'S A STAPLE IN AFRICAN FOODS
Jollof rice is native to West Africa and is the base for many West African foods. It is made with tomatoes, onions, and spices of the chef's choosing. Meat and vegetables are added for a well-balanced macronutrient meal that is hearty and nutritious. It's popular due to its unique smoky flavors and spice and because it could be challenging to make, if you're a novice. This rice dish believed to have come from the Jolof Empire in modern-day Senegal will no doubt leave you wanting more. This is a perfect meal to serve on all occasions or as your special treat day. Our Nerrido Tomato Stew takes all the guess work or some would say, mystery out of preparing this dish. Order our Nerrido Tomato Stew today and start cooking!
CHOOSE NERRIDO FOODS FOR YOUR WEST AFRICAN FLAVORS TODAY
Our mission is to bring the flavors of West Africa to your kitchen table. We want to share the deliciousness of West African foods with you in a simple way. Our Nerrido Tomato Stew is full of African flavors you will love, including habanero peppers, curry powder, and more. Made from the highest-quality ingredients, such as tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers, you'll have a wholesome, tasty meal that is healthy and filling. We have many partner stores across the United States and Canada where you can find our delicious foods, or you can order online right to your door. Combine our stew with jollof rice, vegetables, and meat, and you'll love the results.