Zimbabwean Salted Groundnuts

Zimbabwe is a country which has depend on aid for food needs for the last decade. One of the foods of the country is groundnuts.  See picture of Ivorian children sorting groundnuts at Kouakou Koffi Kro, a farmers village in the Vavoua area about 500 km (311 miles) from Abidjan in western Ivory Coast, July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Luc Gnago.  In what is a sad situation, we can still find ways to celebrate and recognize culture through food.  Learn more about the agriculture of Zimbabwe Here is a recipe for Zimbabwean Salted Groundnuts:

1 cup peanuts,
½ teaspoon salt and
¼ cup warm water

  • The peanuts should be roasted without oil in a frying pan. It should be stirred often so that they do not burn.
  • A salt water solution has to be made and poured over the hot peanuts. It should then be cooked and stirred continuously at a very high temperature, till the water reduces. Once the water disappears, the nuts get coated with salt.
  • The contents should be cooked for three more minutes to remove any remaining moisture.

This Zimbabwean Cuisine was the result of Portuguese invasion. The Portuguese were the one who traded peanuts into the country in the sixteenth century. And most of the Zimbabwe Food Recipes constitute of recipes made of peanuts. Apart from these recipes, Zimbabweans live on staples like corn, cassava, millet, pumpkin and yams.

Check out African Recipes and Food History at: http://multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/regions/africa.html

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