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    West African Peanut Stew

    West African Peanut Stew. Photo by Sephardi Kitchen

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Sephardi Kitchen's Note:

    Variations of peanut (or groundnut, as they are locally called) soups and stews are eaten across West Africa. I adapted this recipe from several different cookbooks + my own preferences. Savory, spicy, filling, healthy and quick to make! Omit the chicken for a vegan version and/or feel free to add in more vegetables (yams, eggplant, or squash could be good, I think). *NOTE* If possible, try to use Berbere if you don't have berbere on hand . Cayenne is an acceptable substitute, but really doesn't do the dish justice like Berbere would. Even just adding a pinch or two of the different spices in the Berbere mix would suffice!

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onions, garlic and ginger; cook until the onion is translucent. Add the chili pepper(s), heat for several more minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the chicken, turmeric, berbere, and cloves. Cook over medium heat until the chicken is done.
    3. 3
      Add the tomatoes, grated carrot and any other vegetables you want to use. Cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      Add the water or broth to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the peanut butter and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir well for 5-10 minutes, or until the peanut butter dissolves. Add the sugar and lemon/lime juice (if using). Taste, and adjust any ingredients to taste. Simmer for 5-10 minutes longer. Serve hot with toasted bread.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2011


      This was surprisingly delicious! After awhile the peanut butter flavor was overwhelming, but I would still make it again!

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    Nutritional Facts for West African Peanut Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (403 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 362.7
    Calories from Fat 218
    Total Fat 24.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 46.4 mg
    Sodium 223.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 24.0 g

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