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    African Tomato Sauce

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Xexe's Note:

    posted by request from congo cookbook

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a frying pan.
    2. 2
      Fry onions for a 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in all other ingredients.
    4. 4
      Add water as necessary to make a smooth sauce.
    5. 5
      Season to taste.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat, simmer for ten minutes.
    8. 8
      Serve with grilled or roasted chicken, fish, or meat, or fried Plantains or Yams.

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    • on February 25, 2012


      MADE FOR AFRICAN COOKING FORUM, TAG GAME, FEB 2012: Of course there are about a thousand recipes for tomato sauce! I chose this one because it's from the Congo Cookbook, but being in Africa I am not sure how authentic it is. The nutmeg is a doubtful spice to use with tomatoes. I made your recipe x 10, because I am drowning in lovely organic tomatoes right now! I managed to fill 5 bottles, with some sauce left over. I liked the idea of adding tomato paste for thickening, but the line about "adding water" is strange because tomatoes are always watery when cooked!! I pressed out as much juice from mine as I could (I also peeled them), and then reduced the sauce for about 1 1/2 hours to get rid of excess liquid. Did not use nutmeg, and added 1 chopped pickled cayenne pepper. Normally such a sauce also needs a little sugar, but my vine-ripe tomatoes didn't need it this time. The sauce tasted great. Thanks!

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    • on January 07, 2005



    Nutritional Facts for African Tomato Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (719 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.6
    Calories from Fat 135
    Total Fat 15.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 930.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
    Sugars 32.9 g
    Protein 10.6 g

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