Basic Ethiopian "Wat"
For a party of about 6:
Chop 6 good-sized onions and the cloves of one head of garlic. Put them into a heavy, 12" covered casserole, without oil or water . At high heat, stir constantly until the onions appear translucent.
Add one cup of olive oil. Lower heat to medium, and simmer uncovered about 10 minutes.
Add 1/2 Tablespoon of Tektonic Hot Paste, or 1 Tablespoon of Tektonic Savory Paste, and stir until completely blended.
Stirring all the while, add:
- 1 T Salt
- 1 T Curry powder
- 1 T Ground Cardamom
- 1 t Ground Cloves
- 1 t Oregano
- 1 t Sweet Basil
- 1 t Ground Cinnamon
Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
Add 12 oz. tomato paste and stir until completely blended. Simmer 10 minutes.
By now your "wat" has a rich, red color and a flavor to match! All in all, about 1 hour may have been expended in the preparation.