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African Food - African Stew from Nigeria
Our African stew from Nigeria shows how well you can eat African food. I got this for the first time in an African many years ago Cape Town restaurant in South Africa eaten. In Marco's African Place, Not far from the waterfront. The restaurant still exists today. Whether the African stew is still on the menu, I do not know. But you can still eat African food there. Not only South African cuisine comes to the table in this restaurant. If you are looking for food on a South African trip like in Africa, then you are in the right place. The food served at this restaurant comes from many African countries.
I can still remember very well how I was sitting on the gallery of the restaurant, listening to the lively singing of African singers and letting this African stew from Nigeria melt in my mouth. It was then that I learned to appreciate traditional African cuisine. Since then, African food, like in Africa, has been on our menu again and again.
500 g pork chops
2 tablespoons of peanut or sesame oil
5 tablespoons of peanut butter
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of tomato paste or a small can of diced tomatoes
400 ml vegetable broth
1 bunch of fresh parsley
1 tablespoon of cumin
Food like in Africa is easy to cook. You chop the onions fine.
Cut the pork into thin strips.
In the meantime, you heat the oil in a pan. You fry the meat in it and take it out of the pot. Then you put the onions into the pan and leave them till slightly brown. Stir the peanut butter in and season well with paprika powder. After that you pour in the vegetable broth and stir the tomato paste in. Add the meat again and let the stew simmer for about 45 minutes.
In the meantime, finely chop the parsley and leave some leaves to garnish.
Once the stew is cooked, you can season to taste again. Mix in the chopped parsley and decorate with the parsley leaves.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
Let us know in the comments, if we could convince you of African food. And above all, let us know, how you liked our African stew.
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6 thoughts too "African Food - African Stew from Nigeria"
Mmmmh, that sounds really good!
Dear Monika, dear Petar,
I will definitely try the recipe. Now I know what smells so good with our neighbors (a family from Nigeria). I think I'll invite you to dinner.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Love greeting Susanne
This peanut stew has been one of our favorite foods since I tasted it for the first time in South Africa. I would like to know how he tastes you.
Hello you two,
Your recipe sounds delicious and it seems to be quite easy to cook. Nice that a restaurant in Salzburg is mentioned. I have not been there for a long time and will take this as an opportunity to spend a nice evening there again soon.
Thank you very much for your nice comment. We found the Afro Café in Salzburg class. It reminds me a bit of the shebeens (pubs) that I met in Cape Town and Johannesburg. And the food there tastes great.
Monika & Petar
Is it the spices that make African food so different and special?
Because when I read the list of ingredients, it does not sound unusual. Tasty but it is quite sure.
I'm on the road and testing the African cuisine :-)
Best regards, Katja
In this case, the peanut sauce is special. You do not get the African meat with us.
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