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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Adventurous Southern African Christmas Dinner

Southern African Christmas Day Fried Mopani with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe



Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe. The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce.  

Fried Mopani with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe.
Fried Mopani recipe

Mopani Recipe

Ingredients:
3 cups mopani
1 tablespoon salt
1 hot pepper
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 cups vegetable oil

Directions:
In a large steam pot steam mopani with all ingredients for 10 minutes, pat dry and in a large fry pan fry mopani in hot oil until crisp. Serve with peanut sauce.

Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce.
Spicy peanut sauce recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 hot pepper, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water

Directions:
In a medium bowl mix all ingredients except water. Gradually stir in water until texture is smooth and creamy.


Did you know?

On Christmas Day, it is traditional for South Africans to dig into a big dish of deep-fried caterpillars of the Emperor Moth better known as mopane or mopani.

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