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Peanut Sauce

Peanut (or Groundnut) sauces and soups are common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. This sauce can be served with any grilled chicken, meat, or fish, or with boiled Plantains, Yam, sweet potatoes or Rice. This sauce can also be served as a soup. See also: Groundnut Stew, Peanut Soup, and Chicken in Peanut-Tomato Sauce.

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Simple Peanut Sauce

The simplest Peanut Sauce recipe, common in the Congo region, is made with just three ingredients -- roasted peanuts, salt, and water. Roast shelled peanuts on the stovetop or in the oven, making sure to stir and turn them frequently. Remove skins and any remaining shells. Grind or crush the peanuts into a paste. Pour the paste into boiling water. (Start with two parts peanut paste to one part water.) Stir and simmer it into a smooth sauce, adding water if necessary. Add salt to taste.


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