#FoodTravelSeries Ep.10: A Taste Of Sierra Leone

#FoodTravelSeries Ep.10: A Taste Of Sierra Leone

In episode 10 of the #Foodtravelseries Michaella takes you on a culinary experience to Sierra Leone with her delicious groundnut stew recipe made with peanut butter, tomatoes, peppers, chopped onions and more.

Michaella is a chef and food blogger representing the beautiful country of Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone, located in West Africa has a tropical climate with a diverse environment ranging from grasslands to rainforests. The capital and largest city is Freetown.

Utilising her West African culinary background as a guide, Hawa’s mouth-watering meals are influenced by a world of flavours, aromas, and spices, from ethnic cuisines. She is the owner of Manifest Kitchen located in Raleigh, North Carolina. When she is not posting recipes she is sharing valuable information about her culture’s cuisine, raising awareness about social issues, and sharing childhood memories tied to her ingredients. Her dream is to create a culinary empire that transcends food and brings people together through her talents.

Her staple one-pot dish, groundnut stew makes a great main course for serving your family and is perfect for the winter months. This recipe will give you a satisfying combination of sweet, spicy and savoury.

Groundnut stew


Groundnut Stew Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Vegetable oil (or any oil of your choice)
  • Any assorted meats (chicken, smoked turkey, oxtail, beef cubes,)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 ½ large sweet onions sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • Chicken bouillon or Maggie cube (measure by taste a tsp at a time)
  • 2 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper (optional: adjust for heat preference)
  • 1 bell peppers chopped
  • 1 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoon thyme
  • 1 ½ cup water or chicken broth (any broth can be used)
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups thawed and drained chopped
  • spinach (optional)

How to Make Groundnut Stew:

You can watch chef Michaella make groundnut stew in the videos below. If you do try Michaella’s recipe, please share your pictures by tagging me and @manifestkitchen using the hashtag #FoodTravelSeries.


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Thanks, Chef Michaella for bringing a taste of Sierra Leone to our kitchens. Special thanks to @kahana_world for sponsoring this episode.


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  1. November 28, 2022 / 6:23 am

    This looks delicious!

    I visited Sierra Leone recently, and the thing I love doing when going to a new country is trying their food!

    I cannot wait to go back and try even more new things!

    • December 19, 2022 / 7:25 pm

      I’m so glad you had a great experience in Sierra Leone! 🙂

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