Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Guinea - Kansiye

Guinea is a West African country formerly known as French-Guinea and sadly not where Guinea Pigs originated from.

I chose this dish because the kids like peanut butter so there's a slim chance they might try it. :D

Ingredients:

Beef
Salt & pepper
3 garlic cloves
1 onion
2 cups of water
3 tbls smooth peanut butter
1 tbls chopped parsley
1 jar of tomato paste
3 tbls oil
Pinch of mixed herbs






Brown the beef in the oil.


 Chop up the onion and garlic. JD bought me one of those garlic tubes that peel garlic so I enjoyed preparing the garlic for this.



Add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley to the beef and saute until soft.


 Add the water, peanut butter, mixed herbs and tomato paste. Simmer for 1 hour.


 Serve with rice.


The stew simmered down to a very rich, smooth consistency. A lot of the oil came to the top of the dish which made it a bit greasy to eat (I'd use much less oil next time). The peanut butter helped make the dish creamy which was lovely and it was delicious too. JD and I enjoyed it (JD took leftovers for lunch today) but the kids didn't want to try it. It's an interesting flavour to combine peanut butter (which I see as sweet) and tomato paste (savoury) but it works well.