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.
|Chicken or Beef||1 lb|
|Peanut Butter||1/2 cup|
|Tomato Paste||3 tbsp|
|Vegetable Oil||2 tbsp|
|Black Pepper||to taste|
|Chili Powder||to taste|
- 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.