Made to rub on chicken, lamb, or seafood. Add to chopped tomatoes for unusual salsa. Contains chopped peanuts and jalapeno.
Senegalese Spice Rub:
Senegal is located on the west of the African continent. The Senegalese landscape consists mainly of the rolling sandy plains of the western Sahel which rise to foothills in the southeast. Two spices are commonly used in African cuisine; cumin and coriander. Most recipes from this region use very hot chili peppers.
Senegalese markets are full of tropical fruits and vegetables. Peanuts are the main crop of Senegal and everywhere the aroma of roasted peanuts permeates the air. Seafood is the part of the diet. The meats eaten less frequently are beef, lamb, and chicken. You'll find no pork, as many Senegalese are Muslims. The influence of French food in Senegal is unmistakable, yet Senegalese food has a quality of its own, with dishes from many other parts of the world and other parts of Africa incorporated into the cuisine. Rice is the main starch, with the Couscous of northern Africa also being a great favorite.
My first encounter with Senegalese cuisine was a recipe for soup which I would like to share with you because it remains one of my favorites to this day.
1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup orange juice 2 T worcestershire 3 T. spice Add salt to taste. Good with everything!!!
1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 T. soy sauce 1 T. spice Add salt to taste. Use on seafood.
1 cup red wine 1 cup olive oil 1 T. Tabasco 2 T. spice Add salt to taste. Use with red meat or pork.
1 Dark beer 1/2 cup olive oil 2 T. spice Add salt to taste. Good with dark meats and game.
3 cups chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup onion 2 T. spice 1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/2 tsp. salt
-Stir together and let sit for one hour before eating.
3 cups cooked rice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tomato minced 1 cup chopped mango 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro 2 T. spice
-Stir together ingredients. Best served with seafood or chicken.
Senegalese Chicken Soup:
1 gallon chicken stock or vegetable stock 6 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 quarts diced tomatoes 2 onions minced 1 cup minced garlic 1/2 cup minced serrano 1 cup olive oil 1 cup peanut butter 3 T. coriander 2 T. salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
-Sauté onion, tomato, garlic, serrano, and spices in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and then cook 25 minutes on medium. Garnish bowls of soup with fresh chopped cilantro and sour cream.
Foods to eat with Senegalese Spice Rub:
Apples, beans, beef, beets, breads, carrots, cheese, chicken, corn, couscous, cucumbers, eggs, fish, fruit, greens, ham, lamb, onions, pasta, pears, peas, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, rice, salmon, seafood, soup and stews, spinach, squash, tomatoes, and vegetables of all sorts.