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Veggie Sauce Z'ara or Veggie in Peanut Sauce
From: A. Soleil Banguid - Iowa City, Iowa, USA

This is an authentic Brazzavilloise dish served with hot foufou on a cool day. Brazzaville is the capital city of Congo the country that I am from. Sauce z'ara can also be called sauce d'arachide. It's a simple, very simple dish, but very delicious. It will take you 15 to 20 minutes to get it done.

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • some oil to sautee the onions
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 1of red, yellow,green sweet pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

****the veggies should cut in big chunks.

In a cooking pan, heat the oil till ready,
then sautee the garlic for 30 seconds
then add the onions till is transluscent
then add the tomato paste
mix all together and keep stirring to prevent from burning
for about 1 minute
remove the pan from the fire
and then add peanut butter,stir till it's melted
add water about 2 and half cup
add salt,black pepper to taste and bay leaf also
cover the pan and let it simmer.
In separate pan saute the veggies with some oil till tender
and then set aside.Keep checking the sauce
and stir often to avoid burning
reduce the sauce till it's medium creamy
Add the veggies at the serving time, to avoid the overcooking of the veggies.

Serve this next to a portion of foufou or over rice or toss together with linguini pasta.And I just need to wish bon appetit. Chef Soleil Banguid