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West African Barbecue Sauce

West African Barbecue Sauce created by januarybride

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store in a tightly-covered container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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"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. januarybride
    West African Barbecue Sauce Created by januarybride
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  2. januarybride
    I am not assigning stars, as the flavors seemed very similar to that of Indian cuisine. . .of which my family is not a fan. That being said, if you DO like Indian flavors, this would probably go very well atop thinly sliced flank steak, portabello mushrooms, or tofu. I did give mine a whirl in the blender to thicken it up, but otherwise made the recipe as written. Made for Photo Tag.
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  3. Maito
    This has nice flavors and went well with chicken, though I think it could go with any meat, fish, or even tofu. I used a little more of the cumin and coriander, and just a touch of the sweetener. A quarter recipe makes plenty for 2 people, though the liquid evaporated after about 10 minutes on low (not sure if this would happen with a full recipe). I still left it on the stove for the full amount of time, and it came out like a relish. Tasty sauce!
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  4. CookingONTheSide
    This is wonderful! It went really well with grilled chicken. My family enjoyed it immensely and I will make this again. It's a little spicy and sweet. Really yummy. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
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  5. FLKeysJen
    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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