Friday, 28 October 2011

National dishes of the world number 9 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Poulet Moambé

Muamba Nsusu (Congo Chicken Soup)

This soup version of  Sub Saharan Africa's ubiquitous Chicken in Peanut-Tomato Sauce  comes from the Kongo people of the two Congos and Angola; it has much in common with other African peanut soups and sauces.
What you need
  • chicken; one whole chicken, cut up, any parts, any amount
  • one large onion, chopped
  • palm oil
  • small can of tomato paste
  • one-half cup peanut butter (natural or homemade, containing only peanuts and salt)
  • hot chile pepper or red or cayenne pepper, to taste
What you do
  • Fill a large pot with enough water for soup. Bring it to a boil. Add the chicken and boil it until the meat is done and a broth is obtained.
  • While the chicken is boiling, gently sauté the onion in several tablespoons of palm oil until the onion is tender.
  • Remove the chicken from the broth and remove meat from bones. (Save the broth and keep it at a low simmer.)
  • Combine one cup of the chicken broth with the peanut butter and tomato paste and stir until smooth.
  • Return the chicken meat to the broth and add the peanut butter-tomato paste mixture. Stir and continue to simmer until the soup is thickened.
  • Season to taste. Serve with Rice 

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