Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Gombo means okra in West Africa, and that vegetable is the primary
thickening agent of this simple sauce from Ghana. The sauce can be
served like a soup or poured over potatoes, plantains, or other starchy
At a glance
about 2 cups
1 pound fresh okra, sliced into rounds
1 cup water
1 teaspoon hot chile powder, such as cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tomato, coarsely chopped
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat for for
8 to 10 minutes, or until the okra is tender. Serve it as is or puree it
in a blended for a smoother sauce.
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