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Kebabs in a Circle

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Agache - or chicken and beef kebabs with peanut sauce
The Friday before I left for El Fasher found me at a soiree on the banks of the Nile, just outside Khartoum. We lounged around on carpets set beside a mango grove and surrounded by candles. Our food was a sort of kebab - chicken or beef - covered in peanut sauce. It was cooked in ingenious fashion. The skewers were arranged in a circle around the cooking fire, pushed into the ground so they stood upright. The meat cooked slowly and the result was a soft and delicious, peanutty mouthful. There was agreement that the dish was called agache but some dispute about whether it was Sudanese or Ethiopian. I didn't join in the discussion. My mouth was full.


amal | May 5, 2008 10:20 AM | Reply

Hey Rob,

Just to let u know the dish is actually from Western Sudan and Darfur specifically.

Anonymous | May 5, 2008 11:40 AM | Reply

Hey thanks Amal. Wherever it came from, it was pretty tasty

What do you think?