Recipe for Caterpillars With Groundnut Sauce from the Congo Cookbook

Ingredients: 

2-3 lbs dried caterpillars

2-3 tomatoes

1 onion

1 chopped red chile pepper

2-4 tbs palm oil

2 tbs groundnut paste (homemade peanut butter)

 First, soak the caterpillars in warm water for a few hours, then rinse and drain. Crush and mix together the tomatoes, onions, and pepper. Heat the oil in a deep pot. Fry the tomato/onion/chile pepper mixture. Add the groundnut paste, diluted with water. Stir. Add the caterpillars. Simmer for thirty minutes. Serve with boiled Plantains, or Rice.

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6 responses to “Recipe for Caterpillars With Groundnut Sauce from the Congo Cookbook

  1. Where does one find dried caterpillars in the Bay Area?

    • Daniella Martin

      Great question! I have heard you can buy mopane worms at Edible.com; alternatively, you can make your own by buying hornworms (Mulberryfarms.com sells them) and drying them in an oven.

  2. oh god…

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