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Senegal’s Sunset Stew


About the Dish:

Maafe, also known as groundnut stew or peanut stew, is a traditional West African dish that is popular in countries such as Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. This hearty and flavorful stew is made with a rich and creamy peanut sauce that is cooked with meat, vegetables, and spices. Maafe is often served with rice or couscous and is a staple dish in many West African households.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 780mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 8g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken or Beef 1 lb
Onion 1 large
Garlic 3 cloves
Ginger 1-inch piece
Peanut Butter 1/2 cup
Tomato Paste 3 tbsp
Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Chili Powder to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Step 2: Add the chicken or beef to the pot and brown on all sides. Season with salt, black pepper, and chili powder to taste.
  • Step 3: Stir in the tomato paste and peanut butter until well combined. Cook for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Step 4: Pour in enough water or chicken broth to cover the meat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the meat is tender.
  • Step 5: Add any additional vegetables, such as diced carrots or sweet potatoes, if desired. Cook for another 20-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Step 6: Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve the maafe hot with rice or couscous.

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