Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
It has many health benefits and is also a perfect energy boost that gives us an energy hit.
This savory snack, spread on bread or crackers at any time of the day has a rich and nutty flavor.
Peanut butter is a must everyday snack for Haitian people.
Its name in the local creole language is mamba.
Haitian peanut butter is buttery and smooth, but is also hot and spicy, due to scotch bonnet.
Adding this simple ingredient makes mamba different from traditional peanut butter.
It’s delicious and tasty.
When I was a child and I discovered this delicious peanut butter in Haiti it became one of my favorite snacks.
Since peanut butter was unpopular in Italy, when we moved back we start to make Haitian peanut butter at home.
Making mamba is really easy and simple. Must to try once in a life
- 500gr of toasted peanuts
- 6 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp of salt
- 2 scotch bonnet or habanero
What you need to make Mamba Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter:
- Electric grain mill
- Mixing blow
- Hand blender
- Glass jar
One or two tablespoons of mamba could be a part of our daily diet since will give us a good hit of protein
First I mill the roasted peanuts to obtain a sticky flour.
Since my electric grain mill is not big to mill all the toasted peanuts it takes from 4 to 5 turns.
Next, I add in mixing blow toasted peanuts flour, salt, habanero and mix using a hand blender.
I add the extra virgin olive oil slowly to obtain the desired crunchiness.
I use to store mamba in a clean glass jar and take every day a tablespoon of this food of champions!
Ciao! My name is Dominique. I’m Italian and I’m proud to be a mix. My father was an Italian chemical engineer and high school teacher, with Greek and Polish heritage. My mother is Haitian, she was high school language teacher, with Dominican, Spanish, French, Portuguese, African and Native American heritage. Being a mix makes me appreciate to want to understand different cultures and lifestyles. I grew up in Italy, lived few years in Haiti, travel around main European capitals, lived seven years in China, six in Spain and UK. Traveling makes me feel that we can learn something from every situation in every part of the world.