Sudanese shata is a popular hot sauce that is used on many dishes in Sudan and South Sudan to spice things up a bit. We used it on ful medames which is a delicious fava bean vegetarian dish that is considered to be the national dish. The ful medames is served with several accompaniments and the Sudanese shata was that we really enjoyed.
This Sudanese shata hot sauce is made with spicy red pepper flakes, lemon juice, garlic with a bit of salt and pepper. A quick and easy sauce to put together. It certainly would be good on all sorts of dishes that need a bit of zip to liven them up with practically no calories.
Did you know that South Sudan is the newest country in the world? They received their Independence in July 2011 after years of civil war. Both Sudan and South Sudan have very impoverished people and have much work to do for peace in both nations. Sudan prior to the split was the largest country in Africa and since the split is the 3rd largest. We pray for the people of both nations.
If you would like to learn more be sure to check out “Our Journey to Sudan and South Sudan”. There you will find more authentic Sudanese recipes like Sudanese eggplant dip , ful Medames, and Sudanese peanut macaroons.
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Sudanese Shata (A popular hot sauce)
- 1 cup Lemon Juice
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 3 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper hot
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend or whisk together.
- Serve in a containter so it can easily be poured on the dish.