West African Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
20 mins
50 mins

From "the Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa." Cook time does not include chill time.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the onion and saute for five minutes, or until softened and translucent. Add the tomatoes, ginger and garlic and bring to a simmer. Sir in the chili, water, coffee, tamarind paste, berbere, cumin and coriander seeds and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. Add the honey and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Let cool.
  3. Store in a tightly-covered container in the refrigerator for up to five days.