We made it! We are at the end of this world food challenge. We are in Zimbabwe today for our last stop: Muriwo unedovi with Sadza and Nyama.
I wanted to thank you all for joining me on my trip around the world! Stay tuned for what comes tomorrow! 😉
My husband awarded me with a present for completing this challenge..can you guess what it is?
Anyway, this is not the end, but the beginning of a long culinary adventure, where we will be discovering a lot more about the flavours of the world.
For now we are on our last country and we are making some nice Sadza, a staple ingredient. it is mealie porridge, which can easily be swapped with cornmeal. Usually, some greens, Muriwo unedovi, accompany the porridge and you top it all with some Nyama, grilled meat.
Sadza is a dish that accompanies every single meal and the first thing every baby eats at a very young age. It was my first time making mealie and I must say that I worried it would not get compact enough to make a ball, but luckily I made it!
The recipe is pretty easy:
For the porridge:
7 tbsp mealie flour
1 c cold water
750 ml hot water
Pour the flour in a pot and add the cold water. Mix it to a paste and bring it to a boil. Add the hot water while stirring. Reduce the heat and leave it simmering for about 15 minutes. Keep on cooking, until it has the consistency you wanted. This might take a while, but do not despair!
For the greens:
1 bunch of spinach or kale (I used endive, because the supermarket had run out of spinach and kale)
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp chili flakes
Boil the greens cut into strips in water. Drain and heat up the oil in a pan. Sauté the onions with the tomato. Add peanut butter, salt, pepper and chili flakes. Stir well. Now add the greens and some water – approximately 1/2 c. Serve it with the Sadza.
If you want to add meat, just grill or fry some beef, chicken or lamb without adding anything and serve with the rest. I used some lamb chops and fried them in a pan until crispy. Enjoy!
The dish was really nice. The greens had a nice flavour and the creamy nuttiness of the peanuts went well together with the chili flakes. The mealie worked really well with the greens!