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Mauritania: Pepper Steak with Coconut


1.5 kg tenderloin, cut into 1cm thick strips
1 coconut (water reserved) with flesh cut into strips the same size as the beef
4 green bell peppers, cut into strips the same size as the beef
1 hot chilli pepper, finely sliced
120 ml groundnut oil
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 drops Tabasco
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 beef bouillon or Maggi cubes
4 tbsp cornflour


Add the oil to a large frying pan and add the salt, black pepper, garlic
and Tabasco. Fry the peppers and chilli in this seasoned oil for 2 minutes
then add the steak and fry for a further 2 minutes before adding the
coconut strips and frying for another 2 minutes.

Mix the coconut water with sufficient water to make 500ml and bring to a
boil. Add the soy sauce and beef bouillon then mix the cornflour with 60ml
water to form a paste.

Add this to the coconut water mixture and stir to incorporate. Continue
stirring the mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens. Place the
meat mixture on a bed of rice and spoon the sauce over the top before