Wednesday, March 01, 2006


This is Rosanna's ground nut stew. Many substitutions are possible.

  • chicken (legs are good)
  • onions, garlic
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • sweet potatoes or butternut squash
  • tomatoes (canned is fine)
  • curry powder
  • cayenne or hot paprika
  • raisins, dates
  • (goose) fat
  • peanut butter
  • crushed peanuts

Brown the meat. In a big pot, sautee the onions, ginger, garlic, fat, and curry powder (at least 3 tbs.). Add the tomatoes and the sweet potatoes or squash. Pour in water or chicken stock to almost cover everything. Add in the raisins, dates, cayenne/paprika, and salt. Simmer till the squash is soft. Taste and adjust seasoning: you want it to taste too strong at this point. Take a few cups of liquid and mix it with a cup of peanut butter. Pour this bag in and mix, adding the crushed peanuts. Adjust seasoning, adding sugar or molasses if necessary. (Cinnamon and cloves might also be good.) Serve on rice or other starch.

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