Perfect Pili Pili Recipe – a West African Sauce

If you’re a lover of spicy food, pili pili sauce is the perfect way to enjoy a variety of foods. You can eat it with or without meat and vegetables, but this sauce is a staple in every African meal. It has a rich, spicy flavor that is perfect for a tasty appetizer. Its spiciness makes it the perfect choice for any party. If you’re craving something a little more exotic, try pili pili African Hot Sauce.

Pili Pili Sauce Recipe

Pili pili sauce - a African hot sauce

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West African Fumbwa

Fumbwa (Wild Spinach in Palm Oil and Peanuts) Recipe

Fumbwa recipe combines exceptional flavors and healthy fats and proteins to make an excellent low-carb meal. This West African soup is cooked with palm oil, smoked or dried fish, catfish, pepper, onions, and peanut butter.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: West African
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: fumbwa recipe, wild spinach
CookingStyle: Stew
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 2 kilos fumbwa (you can substitute with any other green veggie such as collards kale, cassava leaves, turnip greens, or spinach.
  • ½ cup peanut butter or 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons red palm oil
  • 4 ounces dried or smoked fish
  • Water

Instructions

  • Clean the veggie, remove hard stems, and shred finely.
  • If using peanut seeds, ground them into a fine paste.
  • Chop/crush the tomatoes and dice the onions.
  • Debone the smoked fish and soak in water for a few minutes, and rinse.
  • Parboil the fumbwa in an uncovered pot with a lot of water until it becomes tender.
  • Place a pan over medium heat, put the parboiled veggies to it, and add 1 cup of the parboiled water.
  • Add the sliced onions, tomatoes, and smoked fish to the pot and mix well.
  • In a bowl, mix the peanut butter or ground peanut paste with 1 cup of the parboiled water and make a smooth
  • paste.
  • Stir in the mixture to the veggies and add the red palm oil. Stir thoroughly, cover, and cook on medium heat for 7 minutes.
  • Enjoy with baton de manioc, fufu, yam, rice, or sweet potatoes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 1058mg | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg
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Central African Pili Pili Sauce

Pili Pili Sauce Recipe

This pili pili sauce is easy to make at home using a few simple ingredients. It's also a great alternative to the traditional hot sauce you'll find in restaurants. In addition to being a great alternative to spicy, sour hot sauce, pilipili is a unique and tasty condiment that will spice up your food.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: West African
Keyword: pili pili, pili pili sauce
CookingStyle: Stir-Fry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot pepper ½ cup
  • ½ cup additional oil

Instructions

  • Heat the oil up in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add the onions and salt and sauté until golden brown. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the peppers and cumin to the onions and mix thoroughly. (be mindful of the rising fume)
  • Pour the mixture into a sterilized tight-lid container, add more oil to it, cover, and store refrigerated.

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Notes

Pili Pili will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one month. You can also freeze Pili Pili in an airtight container for up to three months.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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You can use pili pili sauce to enhance a pizza or add a special flair to your cooking. It is a potent and really hot sauce, which causes hot in the mouth. As a result, it’s not for the faint of heart. But the sauce’s fiery flavor can be a great complement to meat, white rice, or even sandwich. It is also perfect for a tasty appetizer. Just be sure not to drink it alone, this sauce is enhance your taste actually. It’s a definite no-brainer.

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