It doesn't matter that it took over four years to finish, but i have now finished. 25 different dishes cooked (no X) and each one had its own delights and traumas.
But now with Sadza, the National dish of Zimbabwe made, I can now rest and eat other peoples food and relax.
I went through the usual procedure. Put a public poll out per country, wait until more than three people vote and then research the dish from the chosen country.
Once chosen dish found; start getting anxious about actually making it and finding all the ingredients, procrastinate for about 3 months and then cook the dish in under an hour. Eat it in under 5 minutes and FINISHED.
As always, part of the work is the research (finding a recipe that I can follow). For Sadza I used Zimbo Kitchen. Sadza is a very simple dish in itself. Similar to making porridge, add the cornmeal (mealie-meal), add water and cook. It will form into a paste and then whilst you let it bubble away it will get thicker and thicker and hopefully be like a mash potato consistency. SIMPLE.
Alongside the Sadza, I made Nyama, which is a beef stew. I used my usual source of 196 Flavors. https://www.196flavors.com/zimbabwe-beef-stew-nyama/
Sadza on its own isn't that great, but with the addition of Nyama, it gives flavour, more textures and makes a filling meal.
Thank you Sadza for being a staple for Zimbabwe. Think Mash and therefore the potentials could be endless. Any more advice on what I can do with it would be great. Croquettes? Dumplings?