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Cooking tips

  • For an even more exotic taste, add ½ – ¾ cup of coconut milk and simmer covered for a sweeter and creamier Maffé. Turn it into a casserole or stew by adding protein and simmering 6-8 hours in a slow cooker.

  • For a looser sauce, add stock, coconut milk or water, and then simmer to desired consistency.

  • To thicken sauce, simmer, uncovered, for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking or add 2-4 tbsp peanut butter (will also give the sauce a richer and extra peanutty flavor).

  • Adding a dash (or several dashes) of your favorite brand of fish sauce will enhance the flavor. We have found that the Tra Chang brand goes especially well with our Maffé sauce.

  • For a Thai-African Twist, add 2-3 tbsp. Thai curry paste, ¼ – ½ tsp fish sauce, cut up Thai eggplant, carrots, basil and ½ cup coconut milk, simmer covered for 20-25 minutes, serve over Thai noodles.

  • For an Indo-African Twist, add 2-3 tbsp. Indian curry powder or paste, bell peppers (red, yellow & green), cauliflower, peas and ½ cup cream, simmer covered for 20-25 minutes, serve over basmati rice.

  • To make an extra spicy Maffé, add cayenne pepper or several dashes of hot sauce.