With the gentle breeze blowing and birds chirping in agreement with the weather, the atmosphere was just right for the long awaited event. Having put all the necessary plans in place, it was impossible to imagine anything going wrong.
Mrs. Sarah had planned to make her famous well-garnished tomato sauce with boiled rice, as requested by the chairman of the occasion, after the unforgettable plate of rice and tomato sauce he had at Mrs. Sarah’s family house the previous weekend.
Just as she was thinking she had everything within her control, she was informed of the unexpected. The cook had accidentally spilled the freshly blended tomatoes that were to be used for the sauce. What a situation!
The market was about 20 minutes away from the house and she had so little time to finish up with the set-up. By now the guests had started arriving.
Still in her state of confusion, and as she weighed the options that could appeal to the most respected Chairman, Mama intervened.
Mama shared an irresistible alternative – groundnut sauce – with Mrs. Sarah. Having groundnuts at home was a constant. All she needed for the sauce was a moderate cup of groundnuts, which she obviously had in excess. The outcome was simply amazing.
Groundnut sauce is perfect for health conscious persons. It is made with smoothly blended groundnuts and fresh vegetables, if so desired. Groundnut sauce can be used as sauce for rice, yam, pasta etc., and can also be used as soup, eaten with garri, wheat flour or semovita. Here is the recipe and simple preparation steps:
- Groundnut paste
- Green vegetables (optional)
- Tomato paste (optional)
- Grand Pure Soya Oil (essential for an accurate soya/groundnut taste)
- Dry fish (optional)
- Boil/grill or fry your chicken/beef/fish as desired.
- Heat up a little amount of your Grand Pure Soya Oil in a pan to fry the onions. Fry the onions in the oil for a few seconds. Pour in the groundnut paste into the pan. Allow the paste to simmer for about 20 seconds, stirring continuously.
- Use water or the stock from the chicken, beef or fish to get your paste to the desire texture. Allow the mixture to cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add your chicken, beef or fish alongside the fresh vegetables.
- Add your preferred seasoning and allow the sauce to cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
- Serve with rice, pasta or yam.
Remember, your meals taste better with Grand Pure Soya Oil. Bon appetite!