Last week, we went into our test kitchen and decided to make some delicious Akara. Akara is made with black-eyed peas and resembles a fritter - full of flavor, soft and yummy on the inside but a bit crisp on the outside. Akara is well known in many parts of Africa, particularly West Africa. Similarly, it is also eaten in many parts of Latin America, particularly Brazil. It's called Acaraje, an afro-Brazillian dish. I had an awesome conversation with a friend (and she knows herself 💛🦄💛 I tend to talk a lot about food with her and isn't it lovely to have a tribe of girlfriends who love adventurous foods as much as you do? Well, today it's impossible to talk about the history of Black America, the culture, the cuisine or Latin American foods without having a conversation about black history and Africa.
As we look forward to building a global community, let's celebrate Black History Month by incorporating soulful recipes into our dinner plans and trying out new African recipes as well.
Thanks for always going with us on this food journey, as we continue to bring you more products to make your cooking easy and simple so you can spend more quality time with friends and family.
Happy Black History Month.
"One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others" - African Proverb
1 cup Bean Flour
1 cup warm water
1 medium-sized tomato
1/2 cup Mama Sinmi's Red Sauce
1/4 cup red bell peppers
1 tablespoon chopped red chill pepper 🌶
1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon ground crayfish (optional for non-vegans)
1 tablespoon vegetable seasoning
1 tablespoon ground garlic
Soak the beans flour for about 1 hour in water.
Place the soaked beans flour into a sturdy mixing bowl.
Add the onion, bell peppers, tomatoes into a food processor and blender until smooth.
Add your seasonings into the batter.
Stir in Mama Sinmi's Red Sauce until the mixture is completely blended together.
Heat the cooking oil in a medium-sized frying pan saucepan.
Using a tablespoon to scoop the batter, spoon it into your oil. When see it puffs up turn each one to the other side until the Akara is light to medium-dark brown in color. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Take them out of the oil and drain them on a paper towel.
Serve as a breakfast dish with pap, custard, or oatmeal. You can also serve this as a snack with Mama Sinmi's Red Sauce as your condiment. Enjoy!
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