Wild Boar in Groundnut Sauce
In Africa, the term bushmeat is applied to any game caught in the wild. Wild boar (or wild pig) is a popular bushmeat in Africa (except among Muslims). If you don't have any wild boar on hand, substitute any other game or pork.
- 2 – 3 pounds of wild boar or pork (any part); cut into bite-sized or serving-sized pieces
- salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
- a few onions, chopped
- a few tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup peanut butter (natural or homemade), or similar amount of fresh or roasted peanuts
- oil for frying
- If using peanuts instead of peanut butter: roast the peanuts in a baking pan in a hot oven, or on the stove in a large skillet, turning often.
- Remove the skins from the peanuts and mash them with a mortar and pestle, mince them with a knife, crush them with a rolling pin, or use a chop them fine in a food-processor.
- Heat a few spoonfulls of oil in a large pot.
- Add the meat and fry it until it is browned but not done.
- Reduce heat.
- Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer for about half an hour.
- Add the tomatoes and onions and contine to simmer until the meat is done and becoming tender.
- Remove some of the liquid and mix it with the peanut butter to make a smooth sauce.
- Add this to the meat-tomato-onion mixture.
- Continue to simmer on a very low heat until the meat is very tender.
- Serve with fried or boiled plantains, or Baton de Manioc and Chikwangue, Fufu, or rice.