Good evening, Raffies!
Today we are going back to Africa and we are going to enjoy a nice meat stew from Sierra Leone.
The cuisine of Sierra Leone is a proud one. Its cuisine shows a great variety of ingredients with seafood, fish, meats and vegetables. From the omnipresent fufu, which you can find in most African countries, to Jollof rice – which we enjoyed in Guinea Bissau. We are going for something else, some meat stew that is usually accompanied with fufu, rice or plantains.
The recipe for today is really simple and the result fabulous:
300 g meat (I went for chicken)
1 onion, sliced
3 aubergines, chopped
20 g tomato puree
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 c water
Start by cutting the meat into bite-sized cubes. In a pot, add the water and some salt and bring to a boil. Add the chicken and boil for about 5 minutes. Add the vegetables and let it simmer until the vegetables are tender. Now remove the vegetables and blend or mash them. Add the tomato puree and return the mixture to the pot. Add the spices and adjust with salt. Serve with rice, fufu, yams or potatoes.
Before starting this challenge, I did not know much about African cuisine, apart from the North African one. After these months, I must admit that I had missed out quite a bit and that this cuisine has so much to offer and so much to discover still. I think it should be more known, for most recipes are very easy to make and delicious.