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Benin-Peanut Sauce June 28, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Island girl @ 5:55 pm

PEANUT SAUCE

 From www.africanafood.com

3 tbs oil
2 tbs tomato paste
1/2 -1tsp of your favorite piment (hot pepper)-(amount depends how bien intégréd you were or still are)
1/2 tsp salt
1 beef bullion cube
1 cup water-or more depending on the density of the peanut butter you’re using
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup diced onion

Saute tomato paste, hot pepper, salt, onion and bullion cube in oil for a few minutes. Add peanut butter and water. All natural peanut butter is better than the processed type because it doesn’t have any sugar that clashes with the salt. Mix and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Makes enough sauce for 3 servings (1 1/2 cups dry rice)…

 

Served with rice in Benin. Most citizens in this country shop daily for food as they do not have refrigeration. Meats like chicken, beef, mutton and pork are popular in the north and salted preserved fish are popular in the south. Corn is a staple ingredient to make a mush and tropical fruits are popular. Meals are prepared in Benin mid day and evening.

 

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