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African Food - African Stew from Nigeria

African food - African stew with peanut sauce
African food - African stew with peanut sauce

Eating like in Africa

How good African food tastes, shows our African stew from Nigeria. I first ate it many years ago on a visit to an African restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. 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. They do not only serve South African cuisine in this restaurant. If you are looking for typical African food on a South Africa trip, this restaurant is the right place. The dishes served here come from many African countries.

I remember sitting in the loft of the restaurant, listening to the joyful songs of African musicians and letting this stew from Nigeria melt in my mouth. At that time I learned to appreciate traditional African cuisine. Since then, African food has been on our menu regularly.

Today is #WorldFoodDay, and the World Food Program of the UN equates food with the terms family, tradition, hope, adventure, culture and health. This interpretation perfectly expresses, what food to savor means for us. That's the perfect occasion, to introduce you to the recipe for this Nigerian Stew.

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African Food - African Stew from Nigeria
Eating like in Africa

Ingredients - African stew

2 servings

500 g pork chops
2 onions
2 tablespoons of peanut or sesame oil
5 tablespoons of peanut butter
Paprika spice
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

African food - How to prepare the stew

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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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photo: © Copyright by Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Responses

  1. Susanne
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    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

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hi Susan,

      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.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  2. Elena
    | Reply

    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.
    Many greetings
    Elena

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Elena,

      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.

      Best regards,
      Monika & Petar

  3. WellSpa portal
    | Reply

    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

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      In this case, the peanut sauce is special. You do not get the African meat with us.

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