Safou a la sauce tomate (prune dish)

Recipe from: 1 june 2010

Ingredients 9
Servings 1
Minutes 5 mins
  • 20
    large, soft prunes
  • 250
  • 500
    fresh sweet tomatoes, peeled, drained and pureed
  • 2
    peanut oil
  • 500
    cooked rice
  • 1
    large lemon, grated zest only
  • 1
    lightly cardamom seeds
  • 1
    sugar (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


5 mins
Rinse the prunes, slice them in half and remove the pips.

Simmer the prunes in a saucepan with the water until they are quite soft – then drain (it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.)

In a frying pan, heat the peanut oil over medium heat and fry the prunes with the lemon zest and the cardamom seeds –for a couple of minutes.

Pour the pureed tomatoes into a saucepan, add the prunes, the spices and the zest and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Check and correct the seasoning, adding a little sugar if it’s too sour – often tomatoes can be just that little bit too sour.

Serve with the rice.

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