QUIBEBE

Makes: 8 servings

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Level: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ONION, CHOPPED
  • 6 TABLESPOONS BUTTER
  • 1 TABLESPOON SUGAR
  • 1 KG BUTTERNUT SQUASH, PEELED AND CUBED
  • ½ BUNCH SCALLION, CHOPPED
  • SALT TO TASTE

PREPARATION

Sauté the onion in the butter, until transparent. Add sugar, butternut squash, and stir. Pour in 1 cup of water and cook with the pot covered, without letting it stick into the pot. When tender, mash the squash with a spoon, season with salt, add scallions, and serve. 

 

In detail: The name comes after kimbundu word kibebe, spoken in Angola. This recipe, with a texture that resembles one of a thick porridge, is made with butternut squash, known as jerimum in Northeastern Brazil. In Goiás, however, the word refers to cooked manioc.

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