Mpulungu Kapenta is a type of Kapenta that comes from Mpulungu District in Zambia. It is bigger in size than the regular Kapenta. It also takes a bit longer to cook because of its texture. It can be prepared by making a stew with oil or frying but in this recipe, we are going to learn how to cook Mpulungu Kapenta in Peanut sauce using any regular peanut butter brand of your choice.
You will need;
1 cup of Dried Mpulungu Kapenta
1 big tomato
1 medium onion
How to cook Mpulungu Kapenta
Clean the Kapenta by picking out the dirt particles
Wash the Kapenta in clean warm water
Put it in a pot and add salt, some bit of water and let it cook for about 30 minutes
Take 3 scoops of peanut butter and add some water to make a light paste
Add the paste to the Kapenta and let it cook for a 20-25minutes
Cut the tomato, chillies and onion add to the Kapenta
Leave it to cook for some minutes until the tomato is properly cooked and the gravy becomes thick.
Simmer for 10 -15 minutes and sprinkle some spring onions on top
Ready to serve with nshima and other vegetables