Saturday, September 17, 2005

Recipe of the Week: Sauce d*arrachides (peanut sauce) avec du riz

A staple food item here...easy to over a fire in a small mud hut, but a stove will do.
Enough to feed a family of 10 for about 2 meals.

1. roast 5 cups shelled peanuts, remove skins, grind into paste
2. also grind ¨condiments¨ - ginger, garlic, basil, pimon (really spicy peppers), and a little celery
2. heat two heaping big (serving) spoons of palm oil at bottom of big, thick-walled pot
3. to hot oil, add 3 diced plum tomatoes (or more) and one diced onion (or more)
4. fry veggies, then mix in 16 to 20 cups water and peanut/condiments paste
5. add salt and stock cubes to taste, let sauce simmer for about 20 minutes
6. add dehydrated shiitake mushrooms (veggie traveler*s substitute for 2 smoked fish), simmer for further 20 minutes
7. serve over rice, in heaping quantities, and insist the everyone eat the whole mountainous plateful


Blogger pai hearts mara more said...

mara likes beef.

9:49 AM  

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