Friday, 3 August 2012

Daraba - Olympic Food Challenge : Chad

Today we hit Chad.  Not the South African Swimmer Chad le Clos (His Dad was brilliant, wasn't he?) and not a hanging chad (whatever they are) but the central African country.  Chad have never won a medal in the Olympics and have sent 3 athletes to London.  One of them is competing in the Men's 100m.  Could he upset Mr Bolt?  We'll have to keep our eyes peeled and find out...

Another country, another stew!  This one however is missing one ingredient that I usually insist on in ever meal - MEAT!!!  However, the addition of peanut butter makes it a wonderful, savoury dish.  Simple and healthy, but also cheap, which has proved to be important as  we cross the halfway point in the Olympic Food Challenge, where weird and wonderful ingredients are king and pockets need to be deep (Not complaining by the way - I'm loving trying new and unusual things...)

250g Okra
250g Greens
4 Tomatoes
1 Sweet Potato
1 Aubergine
200g Smooth Peanut Butter
1 Vegetable stock cube
White rice 

1.  Wash and chop the vegetables.  Put in a large pan and cover with water.  Bring the pan to the boil and then simmer, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes.

2.  Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.  Remove some of the liquid and pour into another pan

3.  Bring this to the boil and stir in the peanut butter, making sure the mixture is smooth, with no lumps. The add the stock cube

4. Serve the vegetables covered in the sauce, with white rice to accompany.  Enjoy!

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