African-style Lamb and peanut stew
1kg boneless lamb leg steaks
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1 large brown onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 red capsicum, chopped
500g orange sweet potato, cut into 2cm chunks
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 long fresh red or green chilli, finely chopped
400g tin chopped tomatoes
125ml tomato sauce (ketchup)
2 dried bay leaves
90g crunchy or smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
165ml tin coconut milk
150g fresh or frozen peas
Trim the lamb of any fat, then cut into 2cm chunks. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with the curry powder, oregano and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper and toss well to coat the meat.
Add the onion, carrot, capsicum, sweet potato, garlic, chilli, tomatoes. tomato sauce and bay leaves. Toss well to thoroughly combine all the ingredients. Transfer the picture to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours or until the lamb and vegetables are tender.
Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter, lemon juice and coconut milk in a bowl.
During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the peanut butter mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine the ingredients.
Add the peas and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove the bay leaves and serve with rice or couscous.
This was sourced from 250 must have slow cooker recipes
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN STYLE COOKING
Traditionally, the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits, cereal grains and vegetables, as well as milk and meat products, and do not usually get food imported. In some parts of the continent, the traditional diet features a lot of milk, curd and whey products.
Depending on the region, there are also sometimes quite significant differences in the eating and drinking habits and proclivities throughout the continent’s vast populations: Central Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa each have their own distinctive dishes, preparation techniques, and consumption mores.
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