Vegetable - Fruit - Recipe : Veggie Sauce Z'ara

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Aug 11, 2003
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    This is an authentic Brazzavilloise dish served with hot foufou on a cool day. Brazzaville is the capital city of Congo . Sauce z'ara can also be called sauce d'arachide. It's a simple, very simple dish, but very delicious. It will take you 15 to 20 minutes to get it done.

    1 cup of peanut butter

    2 tablespoons of tomato paste

    1 medium red onion, finely chopped

    5 cloves of garlic, mashed

    some oil to sautee the onions

    1 zucchini

    1 carrot

    1 big eggplant

    1of red, yellow,green sweet pepper

    1 bay leaf
    ****the veggies should cut in big chunks.

    In a cooking pan, heat the oil till ready,
    then sautee the garlic for 30 seconds
    then add the onions till is transluscent
    then add the tomato paste
    mix all together and keep stirring to prevent from burning
    for about 1 minute
    remove the pan from the fire
    and then add peanut butter,stir till it's melted
    add water about 2 and half cup
    add salt,black pepper to taste and bay leaf also
    cover the pan and let it simmer.
    In separate pan saute the veggies with some oil till tender
    and then set aside.Keep checking the sauce
    and stir often to avoid burning
    reduce the sauce till it's medium creamy
    Add the veggies at the serving time, to avoid the overcooking of the veggies.

    Serve this next to a portion of foufou or over rice or toss together with linguini pasta.