Good evening, Raffies!
Today I decorated my house for Easter. The weather was all but sunny today and my ice skating lessons are coming to an end (at least until October).
The letter “C” is coming to an end, with only a few countries left. Tonight was Côte d’Ivoire with some nice peanut stew. To be perfectly honest, peanut stew is a widespread dish all over Western Africa and not only Côte d’Ivoire..The recipe is quite simple:
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp ginger, minced
250 g chicken
3 sweet potatoes, diced
5 cups chicken stock
2 chopped chilies
1 cup peanut butter
Start by stir frying an onion, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of ginger (all of the ingredients chopped, obviously). Add some chunks of chicken meat and adjust with salt and pepper. The meatless version is also widespread, so you can leave out the meat without any hard feelings 🙂 Fry some more and then add a 3 small sweet potatoes, diced. Add 5cups of chicken stock and a chopped chili. Let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Then add 1 cup of peanut butter and a can of tomatoes and some green vegetables like spinach. Boil on a low heat for 20 minutes. The stew has to lose most of its liquid and get a thick consistency. Decorate with some fresh peanuts and accompany with some plain rice.
It was a really good stew and I think what made it so delicious was indeed the peanut butter. Lovely!