How to Make: Moringa Leaf Sauce

This recipe comes courtesy of Lowell Fuglie, the director of operations for the Church World Service’s hunger relief organization in Senegal, Africa. Mr. Fuglie is a world authority on the cultivation and use of Moringa. This recipe is based on a traditional Senegalese Moringa leaf sauce called Mboum.

5 Tablespoons of Moringa leaf powder
1 pound of smoked or dried fish, meat or chicken
¼ cup of peanut butter
5 Tablespoons of oil, (vegetable, olive, canola or palm oil)
1 Medium onion – chopped
1 quart of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Red pepper or pepper flakes to taste

Add peanut butter and water and bring to a boil. Add the fish or meat and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Add oil and chopped onion. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper and red pepper to taste. Serve over rice or couscous.

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