Peanut stew

Peanut stew

Peanut stew

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A classic West African dish that is rich and velvety.


  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. (1/2 can) tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 habanero
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of basil, oregano, thyme, or a mix of the three
  • 12 okra (optional)
  • 1 1/2 c. smoked turkey, bite-size


  1. In a pot, heat peanut butter, tomato paste, and tomato sauce over medium-low (3-4). Add just enough water to make creamy. Cook until oil rises to top, ~10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. In the meantime, add onion, garlic, ginger, habanero, and spices to a different pot. Boil in ~2 cups of water until very soft, then blend.
  3. Once peanut butter is ready, add blended sauce, meat, okra, and enough water to make creamy again, if needed.
  4. Cook down ~30 more minutes over medium-low (3) heat , or until okra is cooked and very oily on top.


Blended crushed tomatoes can be substituted for tomato sauce

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