Thursday, January 04, 2007


Eleven Perfect Peas

While studying at Lincoln University in New Zealand I used to go to dances sponsored by the African community of students studying at the University. I was too young to know why the women were hostile and the men overly friendly. At one of the dances I kindly accepted an invitation from a young Ghanaian man to have dinner and study. He cooked me a dinner of tuna and peas with onion and African pepper served over pasta. While eating he announced that his father had ten wives and he wanted eleven, one of whom should be an American. I skipped dessert.

Today’s Lunch
Ghanaian Pasta

1 onion
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup frozen peas
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 can tuna
1 package of pasta of any variety

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Chop onion and add to the skillet. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cayenne, salt and pepper, and peast. Cover the dish will draining the tuna. Add tuna and cover again. Cook for fifteen minutes on medium low heat. Remove the lid and turn the heat back up to medium and cook for a further 5 minutes. Cook 2 servings of pasta according the directions on the package. Serves 2.

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