Wild Boar in Groundnut Sauce

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In Africa, the term bushmeat is applied to any game caught in the wild. Wild boar (or wild pig) is a popular bushmeat in Africa (except among Muslims). If you don't have any wild boar on hand, substitute any other game or pork.


  • 2 – 3 pounds of wild boar or pork (any part); cut into bite-sized or serving-sized pieces
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • a few onions, chopped
  • a few tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup peanut butter (natural or homemade), or similar amount of fresh or roasted peanuts
  • oil for frying


  1. If using peanuts instead of peanut butter: roast the peanuts in a baking pan in a hot oven, or on the stove in a large skillet, turning often.
  2. Remove the skins from the peanuts and mash them with a mortar and pestle, mince them with a knife, crush them with a rolling pin, or use a chop them fine in a food-processor.
  3. Heat a few spoonfulls of oil in a large pot.
  4. Add the meat and fry it until it is browned but not done.
  5. Reduce heat.
  6. Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer for about half an hour.
  7. Add the tomatoes and onions and contine to simmer until the meat is done and becoming tender.
  8. Remove some of the liquid and mix it with the peanut butter to make a smooth sauce.
  9. Add this to the meat-tomato-onion mixture.
  10. Continue to simmer on a very low heat until the meat is very tender.
  11. Serve with fried or boiled plantains, or Baton de Manioc and Chikwangue, Fufu, or rice.