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BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: U for Uganda Dish: G-Nut Sauce We are going to Ugandatoday. It is a landlocked country in East Africa. Ugandan cuisine is influenced by English, Arab, Asian and especially Indian cuisines. Main dishes are usually centered on a sauce or stew of groundnuts/ peanuts, beans or meat.The starch traditionally comes from Ugali (maize meal) in the North and East or Matoke (boiled and mashed green banana) in Central, or a Millet Ugali in the west. Many tribes in Uganda have their own specialty dish or delicacy. Many...


Servings

4 serving

Total time

60 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps peanut butter (Smooth)
  • ½ cup vegetable stock (Low sodium)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic (- finely minced)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (- medium)
  • 1 onion (- medium, chopped)
  • ½ cup chickpeas (Cooked)
  • 2 ~ 3 cups Spinach (Fresh)
  • 1 tsp cumin (Ground)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ cup Peanuts (Roasted)
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Salt


Method

  1. To make G-Nut Special Sauce: Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small pan, and simmer over low heat for 1~2 minutes.
  2. For the Sweet Potatoes: Boil or microwave the sweet potatoes until soft. Let cool. Once cooled, scoop the flesh out of the sweet potato into bowl, and mash with cumin, lemon juice, salt and turmeric.
  3. For Spinach & Chickpeas: In the meantime, heat 2tsp peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onions and saute until the onions are starting to brown around the edges, about 4~5 minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach, lower the heat and cook for 3~5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  5. To Serve: Ladle Sweet potao mixture into 2 bowls. Top with chickpea-spinach mixture and cover with g-nut special sauce. Garnish with peanuts and serve warm.

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