Traditional African peanut stew, or groundnut stew, is a hearty soup made from peanuts and local indigenous ingredients. This flavorful dish can vary in consistency of the broth, from thick and creamy to a thin quality, depending on what part of the African continent it originates from.
It can contain fish, beef, chicken, lamb or just vegetables and is served over rice, couscous, fufu, millet porridge or sweet potatoes.
When looking for a strain to pair with this hearty dish, my instincts naturally went toward one of my all-time favorites, Lamb’s Bread, for its sweet yet spicy and earthy undertones.
When infused with the sativa-dominant Lamb’s Bread, this homey stew reaches a new high, making it the perfect dish to serve during your Kwanzaa celebration to ensure an elevated evening.
The flavor profiles of the strain perfectly complement the ingredients of the dish. Lamb’s Bread is an upbeat, mentally stimulating sativa that originates from Jamaica, where it was reportedly Bob Marley’s favorite toke due to its energetic, euphoric, creative high.
Currently there are many phenotypes floating around under the banner of “Lamb’s Breath,” but all produce a characteristically uplifting, clear-headed, happy high. This is the perfect strain for fighting depression, creative slumps, enjoying a new perspective, dealing with chronic migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder, and ADD/ADHD.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 3 pounds of chicken thighs
- 16 ounces tomato puree
- 1 quart vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsalted peanut butter
- 1 large sweet onion, roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons Lamb’s Bread olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Step 1: In a large stockpot over medium heat, add the cannabis oil, garlic and onions. Sweat the onions, then add the chicken thighs. Brown the thighs, then pull from the pot and set aside on a plate.
Step 2: Add the curry, thyme and red pepper. Stir until fragrant. Then pour the vegetable stock, water, tomato puree and cornstarch slurry into the pot.
Step 3: Add the bay leaves, peanut butter and salt. Gently stir until fully combined. Bring this mixture up to a boil for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Add the chicken thighs back into the pot and cover with a lid. Then reduce stove heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Yield: 12 servings.
Dosage: Make your cannabis olive oil with 3 grams of Lamb’s Bread per 1/4 cup. The strain should test around 25 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 62.5 mg per serving.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that possess sweet, earthy, spicy terpenes and flavonoids are the way to go. The following strain pairings would be ideal if you didn’t have Lamb’s Bread:
- Hash Wreck: A sativa-dominant hybrid.
- Hash Plant: Mostly indica Afghani that will get you body stoned.
- Spice: Spicy indica-sativa hybrid that’s great for inflammation.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic. Simply follow your nose and taste buds to find ones that will complement this earthy dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.