Seitan Nyembwe

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  • 1 package store bought seitan, or homemade
  • 1 jar of palmnut sauce (sauce Nyembwe) from a Latino/African grocery
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 habanero or other hot peppers
  • salt


  1. Slice and fry the onions and galic in a little oil until transparent in a 3qt saucepan.
  2. Add the seitan and brown for a few minutes.
  3. Add 8oz of palmnut sauce and an equal amount of water, or enough to cover if using more seitan.
  4. Bring to a simmer and add the habaneros whole, or chop one if you want it more hot.
  5. Serve Nyembwe with Feuille de manioc (cassava leaves) and steamed manioc and plantain.
  6. This is typical village fare for much of Gabon, Congo and the former Zaire