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African Peanut Stew    Veg  HT  MC  W.African  40mins

Serves 4      Hot Vegetarian Vegan Nuts Vegetables Herbs Spices Main Course Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless West Africa

2 tbsp Peanut Oil
2 large Onions, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
100g/4oz shelled Peanuts
1.2kg/2˝ lb Yam, peeled and cut into small chunks
1 small Cabbage, shredded
1 teasp Cayenne Pepper
2.5cm/1-inch Root Ginger, grated
1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Coriander (Cilantro)
120ml/4fl.oz. Fresh Tomato Juice
120ml/4fl.oz. Fresh Vegetable Stock
4 tbsp Peanut Butter
175g/6oz Fresh Okra, cut into thick slices


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan add the onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until soft.

2. Add the peanuts, yam and cabbage, mix well then cover and cook gently for 5 minutes.

2. Add the cayenne, ginger, coriander, tomato juice and stock and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

3. Stir in the peanut butter than add the okra and salt and cook for a further 15 minutes, stirring from time to time and adding more stock or water if necessary. Serve hot.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

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