Getting to know Africa includes experiencing the vastly different – and yummy – expressions of each culture through food.
While this recipe is often quoted as originating in Uganda, we’ve encountered all sorts of variations, all over the place! No matter where it comes from, it is a simple, delicious and very appetite-satisfying dish.
Matoke is a reference to plantain (sometimes known as plantain bananas). This dish can be prepared with or without the meat and beef broth. It’s equally tasty as a vegetarian dish.
As with all our recipes, we often vary this dish. We’ve added carrots or sweet potatoes or yams, different types of peppers. Used vegetable broth instead of beef broth. Sometimes putting together a stew at our house involves tidying up the fridge. You know – “let’s use this up” or “a bit of this and a bit of that”. Experimentation with recipes is fun, in our opinion, and often creates a tasty result!