Another day, and more self-quarantine. So here’s another recipe that makes for great, easily-prepared leftovers. Variations on this stew can be found all over West Africa, but this particular version is based on a recipe from Ghana.
Ghanaian Groundnut Stew
Ingredients: 2-3 pounds chicken legs, thighs and/or wings 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 large yellow or white onion, sliced A 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped roughly 2-3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes 1 quart chicken stock 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 Tbsp ground coriander 1 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste Salt and black pepper 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
As the COVID-19 global pandemic hits, we here in the US have entered the “self-quarantine” phase of things — staying at home and limiting personal contact, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, so that our health care system isn’t overwhelmed.
I realize that not everyone is used to the work-from-home life, so I figured that I start a blog series, where I present recipes, with an eye toward things that are filling and good for many leftovers that can be popped into the microwave. First up: Jamaican Meat Pies.
Since I know you’re all clamoring for the political prognostications of a nerd-media writer, I figured I’d take this opportunity, ahead of the Iowa Caucus, to state my preferences in the Democratic field of candidates.