BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days
Country: U for Uganda
Dish: G-Nut Sauce
We are going to Ugandatoday. It is a landlocked country in East Africa. Ugandan cuisine is influenced by English, Arab, Asian and especially Indian cuisines. Main dishes are usually centered on a sauce or stew of groundnuts/ peanuts, beans or meat.The starch traditionally comes from Ugali (maize meal) in the North and East or Matoke (boiled and mashed green banana) in Central, or a Millet Ugali in the west.
Many tribes in Uganda have their own specialty dish or delicacy. Many dishes include starchy vegetables like Cassava, yam and African sweet potato. Various leafy greens are grown in Uganda.Fruits such as pineapple and bananas are plentiful.
Peanuts or Groundnuts are very important staple and this peanut sauce is the most commonly eaten one. It is eaten plain or mixed with smoked fish, smoked meat or mushrooms and can also be mixed with greens.
I saw the recipe for this dish in Vegetarian times magazine. It is a very simple dish with few ingredients, but they all work together to make a very tasty and filling dish. Traditionally this dish is served with starchy vegetables like potatoes or green bananas, but I served it over some white rice.