Mamba (Spicy Peanut Butter)
This spicy version of the favorite sandwich spread is perfect for topping crackers, toast, or celery sticks, or for mixing into pasta to make peanut-butter noodles (just be sure to thin it with a little of the pasta cooking water first).Newsletter Sign Up
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put the nuts in the bowl of the food processor fitted with a steel blade or in a blender and process until the nuts are ground to dust.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add more oil if the mixture is not as smooth as you like.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until combined. Use the spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and process again.
- Scrape the spread into the jar, screw on the lid, and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
This recipe comes from Haiti, where they speak Haitian Creole. Mamba is the Haitian Creole word for peanut butter.
DID YOU KNOW?
Paprika is a spice made from a particular kind of red pepper that’s been dried and ground. Sweet paprika is associated with Hungarian cooking, while smoked paprika — made from peppers that have been dried over a fire — has a smoky flavor and is used in many Spanish dishes.