Jan’s friend needed a soft soup after her oral surgery and Jan’s family is descending upon us. Blended soups are the order of the day. In addition to Ezo Gelin and Avgolemono, I will be making Maafe. Maafe, at its simplest, is a sauce made with peanuts and tomatoes with onions and sweet potatoes being a frequent additions. After that, the variations for this soup/stew are near endless. Traditionally, this dish is probably served “chunky,” but I will blend it into a smooth creamy soup for people with problems chewing.
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Karl’s Maafe II (West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)
Filed under Main Dishes, Potatoes, Soups, Stews, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Chicken Cacao with Peanuts and Mango
The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection] Challenge. For the last few weeks I have been constrained by trying to make things suit a particular cuisine. With just an ingredient challenge I am free to go whole “California Fusion.” To mix and match flavors and techniques with only one constraint–it should all taste good when I’m done.
Filed under Main Dishes, Poultry
Karl’s Kale with Mushrooms
The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection] Challenge. I have recently discovered dark greens. For the last two weeks I have made a collard side dish. Gee, you don’t have to cook dark greens into sludge like our mothers did! Maybe it is time to revisit kale.
To meet this week’s challenge I will have to work in chocolate and peanuts, but for this dish the greens will be the star. A little peanut butter and ground nibs to give the sauce a thickness and base should be enough.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables
Karl’s Peanut Rice
The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection] Challenge. My chicken dish for this meal emphasizes the chocolate elements. For my starch side dish I want to make the peanuts the star, with the chocolate element being more of a secret ingredient. I want it to add a depth to the taste without having a distinct “chocolate” flavor.
Filed under Side Dishes, Starches
Karl’s Peanut Dipping Sauce
This is the sauce to go with Karl’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls.
Filed under Sauces and Spices