Ewa Riro


  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 pack of Maggie Seasoning
  • 2 cups of ewa (beans)
  • 2 tbsp palm oil
  • ½ lb shrimp
  • Water



Roughly chop onion and peppers.

Add to blender with ¼ cup of water.

Blend for 30-40 seconds.

Set aside.


Wash and sort through the 2 cups of beans.

Remove any that maybe shriveled or missing shells.

In a large pot, add 6 cups of water and beans.

Cook on medium heat for about 1½ - 2 hours, until beans are tender.

Add the Maggie Seasoning and cook for another 8-10 minutes.

Add shrimp to the beans.

Wait 3 minutes, then add palm oil.

Cook for another 10-15 minutes and serve.


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