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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Groundnut Nigerian Stew

Some of the best food originates from Nigeria. 


Peppery stews are commonplace everyday meals in Nigerian households. One such stew is groundnut stew. Groundnut stew is commonly eaten with another West African staple Fufu, below is a variation of groundnut stew using chicken.

Nigeria is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria is slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state of California. The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world.

Pounding FUFU to eat with groundnut stew

Groundnut Stew

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons palm oil
2 filleted chicken breasts
4 cups vegetable stock
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon red pepper flake
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup uncooked rice

Directions:

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onions, bell pepper and garlic about 3 minutes. Add chicken, tomatoes, vegetable stock, peanut butter and spices. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Add rice cover and simmer 15 minutes.




Did you know…?
For many Africans, stew and fufu is a classic meal similar to soup and crackers in the USA.

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