My friend Megan, who has a great blog called TheLoveofPete, showed me how to make this awesomely versatile sauce. Her Senegalese husband whips up this yummy stuff all the time and keeps it on hand for last minute meals. We called him on his cell from my kitchen in Duck River to get step by step instructions while he was driving up to NY. It took a few calls due to poor connections but was totally worth it. I hope some of y’all will give this recipe a try. Its SO easy and you can find the ingredients at just about any grocery store which is great for me because I live in a food desert (wink wink) and all.
Senegalese Tomato Peanut Butter Sauce:
1/4 cup diced onion
3-4 cloves minced garlic
a bit of extra virgin olive oil
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and pepper
In a medium saucepan saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium high until soft. Add tomato paste and stir for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and stir until incorporated. Add water (we used 2 tomato paste cans full). Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper or any other seasoning. I think a pinch of curry would be good too. Add peanut butter stirring until smooth. Simmer stirring occasionally until red oil begins to bubble up (15 min?)
Serve over brown rice and top with steamed sweet potatoes and broccoli.