Lamb Stewed in Peanut Sauce

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“This recipe is popular in the African country of Benin. The recipe calls for shrimp powder but, if you can't find that, a little fish sauce or anchovy paste would make a decent substitute. You could also just leave it out and use a bit more salt for seasoning. Serve with steamed rice.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water and stir in peanut butter; simmer for 20 minutes to reduce, skimming off any accumulated fat from the surface.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, brown the lamb in the oil, stir in onions and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, cook about 30 seconds; stir in tomatoes, thyme, shrimp powder, and season with salt.
  4. Add carrots, cabbage, and peanut butter reduction; simmer and further reduce another 20 minutes.
  5. Add sweet potatoes and cook until vegetables are tender, 40 minutes.

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