- 250g Mopane Worms
- 500 ml boiling water
- 90 ml white wine vinegar
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- Oil for frying
- Get your main ingredients ready, which are peanut butter (3 tbsp), onions (1/2 onion, chopped) and mopane worms (250g). Soak your mopane worms in boiling water (500 ml), salt (2 tsp) and vinegar (90ml, white vinegar) for about 2 hours. After 2 hrs, drain and put the mopane worms in a pot. Add a little bit of water, close pot and bring to the boil for 5 minutes.
- Use a colander to drain off any excess water. Heat oil in the pot, add the onions and soy sauce (1 tsp) . Fry for a minute.
- Return the mopane worms to the pot and fry for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peanut butter and mix. Your mopane worms in peanut butter are ready. Serve with sadza.
Pictorial Detailed Instructions
If you prefer yours to be a bit more on the “soup-y” side, you may add tomatoes first at stage 2 before returning the mopane worms to the pot and the rest remains the same. Give these a go and let me know how it turned out.