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Ugandan Groundnut Stew Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 cup chopped okra
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large pot
- Wooden spoon
- Immersion blender (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and sweet potato. Cook for another 5 minutes.
4. Add the chopped kale and okra. Cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Add the peanut butter and vegetable broth. Stir until the peanut butter is fully incorporated.
6. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
7. Use an immersion blender to blend the stew until it is smooth and creamy (optional).
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 350
Fat: 25g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 12g
Fiber: 6g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of leafy green instead of kale, such as spinach or collard greens.
- You can use any type of nut butter instead of peanut butter, such as almond or cashew butter.
- You can use any type of vegetable broth or chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.

- You can add cooked chicken or beef to the stew for extra protein.
- You can add diced potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.
- You can add a can of chickpeas or black beans for extra fiber.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to stir the peanut butter into the stew until it is fully incorporated to avoid clumps.
- If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender to blend the stew in batches.
- You can adjust the consistency of the stew by adding more or less vegetable broth.

Storage Instructions:
Store the leftover stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat the stew in a pot over medium heat until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the stew in individual bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Fresh cilantro

- Serve the stew with a side of rice or quinoa.
- Serve the stew with a side of naan bread or pita bread.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Rice or quinoa
- Naan bread or pita bread

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the stew is too thick, add more vegetable broth to thin it out.
- If the stew is too thin, let it simmer for a few more minutes to thicken it up.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to cook the sweet potato until it is tender to avoid any foodborne illnesses.
- Store the leftover stew in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food History:
Ugandan Groundnut Stew is a traditional dish in Uganda, where peanuts are a staple ingredient in many dishes.

Flavor Profiles:
The stew is creamy and nutty, with a hint of sweetness from the sweet potato and a slight bitterness from the kale and okra.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve the stew as a main course for lunch or dinner.

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Region: Ugandan

Taste: Savory, Spicy, Nutty, Tangy, Aromatic