Domoda is the national dish of the Gambia. A delicious “groundnut stew” (peanuts) is made from any available vegetable, usually pumpkin or sweet potatoes and a spicy base.
- 1 pound of steak or 1 pound of chicken breast, cut into half-inch pieces (or use portions of chicken bone and simmer in sauce; when cooked, leave whole pieces or remove the meat from the bones and add it to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, cut into cubes
- ½ cans (3 oz) of tomato paste
- ¾ cups of unsweetened natural peanut butter
- 4 diced tomatoes Maggi or Knorr
- 3 cups of water
- scotch bonnet chilies, diced according to thermal preferences
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potatoes, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden.
- Add the meat and garlic and continue to saute until the meat is no longer pink.
- Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter, and stir to combine.
- Add water and bouillon cubes.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft, occasionally stirring—season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.