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#31 far_gone

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:31 PM

Very exciting to see a mafe post, as it is one of my favourite dishes from my days in an african non profit in paris selling senegalese plats cuisines! Yassa - lemon and onion usually with chicken - is also really yummy! Must do a beef mafe this weekend!

#32 Chris Hennes

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

I've made mafé a dozen or so times since I posted above: never the same twice, of course. Tonight I added a lot more peanut butter than usual, and also included whole roasted peanuts. This is also the first time I've added spinach.

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#33 Tri2Cook

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

I like the addition of the spinach Chris, I'm going to have to try that. I prefer this dish really spicy. Just shy of face-melting. Probably not particularly authentic but it makes me happy so that's how I do it. :biggrin:
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#34 Darienne

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:04 AM

Talk about coincidences...we are having what I know as African Chicken Peanut Stew for supper tonight. Just discovered the recipe this past fall...no idea why...and made it while in Moab. Twice. Used chicken thighs. Ate it and ate it and added more stuff (onions, tomatoes) to it and ate it. The endless pot. Made it again as soon as we arrived home. Good stuff. (Can't find the photo.) Mafe. Now I know.

(Left out the cilantro. We have to try it again. So far neither of us likes it much. :raz: )

Edited by Darienne, 18 February 2012 - 08:05 AM.

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#35 Anna N

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

This stew has been on my radar for some time and today I took the plunge:

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Served with some warm home-made naan bread. Definitely worth repeating.
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#36 BeeZee

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Talk about coincidences...we are having what I know as African Chicken Peanut Stew for supper tonight. Just discovered the recipe this past fall...no idea why...and made it while in Moab. Twice. Used chicken thighs. Ate it and ate it and added more stuff (onions, tomatoes) to it and ate it. The endless pot. Made it again as soon as we arrived home. Good stuff. (Can't find the photo.) Mafe. Now I know.

(Left out the cilantro. We have to try it again. So far neither of us likes it much. :raz: )

I made this recipe last night and it was a big hit with hubby, stepson and his new wife. Thanks for pointing me to this recipe, it's really easy. We all had 2 bowls (hubby had 3, he's a pig :biggrin:). Still have 2 more generous servings left over. I made the "base" with chicken wings because I had some leftover cooked turkey, so I didn't need much more meat. I bought a bunch of cilantro, but forgot about it, so now I have to find an alternate use for it.
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#37 GregR

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

My first post here- it's a great big thank you to Chris for starting this thread and to everyone else that contributed. I sifted thru all the recipes and put together a version that suited my tastes and it was GREAT! 

One thing I love about this recipe is how healthy it is- only two teaspoons of oil, some very lean meat and all those tasty vegetables. Can't thank you all enough. 



#38 Darienne

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for resurrecting the Mafé thread.  We eat it quite regularly and love it.
 
Two weekends ago we had guests and for a couple of days we ate rather richly...too much of a good thing perhaps.  Then the last night I served  Mafé...and out of the freezer too.  I couldn't believe how delicious it tasted after two days of too much.  Felt as if I had come home.
 
Welcome to eG GregR.  Make yourself to home here.

Meant to add that my basic recipe came from Simply Recipes, by Hank Snow although I still have no memory of how or why I came across it.

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#39 GregR

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for the welcome Darienne. 

Funny- I meant to save some for the freezer but it didn't get that far.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:49 AM

I don't know how I missed this topic all these years, but I'm delighted to see it! I have a version of African Peanut Soup from someone, somewhere - and occasionally trot it out. I hadn't heard of mafe before this rainy morning, nor seen how many easy variations there are. Thanks, Chris and Chris and participants! And welcome, GregR!

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