Sometimes, you want to skip a fork-and-knife endeavor and eat everything out of one giant bowl with all the flavors stewed together and every bite consisting of several ingredients. Here are 10 delicious, satisfying Angolan stews, soups and one-pot dishes.
This is a traditional Angolan recipe from SportingParties.com that consists of chicken, white beans of your choice — such as cannelloni or butter beans — chorizo and veggies in a hearty tomato sauce with plenty of palm oil. It’s a delicious winter dish and tastes great over fluffy, white rice.
You can make this dish from AngolanFoodRecipes.co.uk either with dried or fresh fish, usually cod, and it will still come out incredibly tender. The soft okra and spinach soak up the spices of the sauce really well, and the lemon juice gives the whole thing a nice, zesty kick. Find the recipe here.
In Angola, children and adults alike eat the salty, crunchy mopane worms fried up as a snack. Mopane worms are an important source of protein for millions of indigenous Southern Africans. But they also give a great saltiness to a soup — like a bone left to simmer in stew — and are a good source of protein. This recipe from Recipes.Wikia.com is simple and quick.
We love the combination of seafood, sweet coconut and fresh lemon in this recipe from CeltNet.org.uk. This is a super easy recipe and tastes delicious over rice. You can use large prawns, but you can also use your favorite shrimp.
This recipe from AngolaMarket.com is simply cassava leaves stewed in peanut butter. Cassava leaves, when steamed, have a similar consistency to spinach, so if you like creamed spinach, you’ll love this sweet veggie side dish. Put it on top of a chicken breast and rice for a complete meal. Find the recipe here.
This is a very easy recipe from Food.com seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic, but the unique ingredient is the chunky peanut butter; it gives an incredible crunch to the creamy sauce, and creates a special flavor with the bay leaf and thyme.
Funge is a comfort food when eaten alone, and a great base for spicy and salty sauces. It’s like a polenta-porridge hybrid made from cornmeal. This version from Recipes.Wikia.com shows how Funge can be a one-ingredient recipe, but you can flavor it with spices for a savory dish, or add cinnamon for breakfast or dessert.
This recipe from Culinary-Adventures-With-Cam.blogspot.com is the perfect sick-day or winter soup. It’s hearty and high in protein, while still a vegetarian dish. It has great spices like cinnamon, coriander and cumin that taste delicious against the soft, fluffy couscous. Find the recipe here.
Goat is a commonly used meat in Angolan recipes and is especially tender in this recipe from EasyPortugeuseRecipes.com. This is not a dish for a dieter, but it will tempt even non meat eaters. It has a bold white wine, tomato and garlic sauce and the famous piri piri sauce.
Once you try this dish from Luanda-Nightlife.com, you’ll wonder why you never had lobster with curry before. It incorporates the vibrant African spice blend garam masala, and encourages you to use frozen lobster, so it’s minimal effort. Get the recipe here.