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Bitekuteku / Green Leaf Soup

Bitekuteku (Bitekoutekou) / Green Leaf / Efo Tete / Callaloo Soup Serves:  2-4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Meal type: Main dish/Side dish Country/Region: Congo Ingredients • 200g smoked turkey (you can use beef, chicken or fish) • 1 packet of dry catfish • 2 packets of bitekuteku…

Hibiscus / Bissap / Zobo Drink

Hibiscus / Bissap / Zobo Drink Recipe Preparation time: 5 minutes Boil time: 5-10 minutes Total time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 100g hibiscus flower also known as bissap or zobo etc 1 litre of water Sugar to taste (optional) Pineapple slices (optional) Preferred flavouring (optional) Instructions Wash the hibiscus flower and place in a pot. Pour 1 litre of…

Fried Yam

Fried Yam Recipe Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Meal type: Main dish/Side dish Country/Region: African / Carribean Ingredients Medium sized yam Salt to taste 2 cups cooking oil (olive oil, coconut oil or palm oil will do) Instructions Cut yam into 1 inch circular disks and cut circles further into semi circles or…

Fried Plantain

Fried Plantain Recipe   Serves:  4-6 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Meal type: Main dish/Side dish Country/Region: African / Carribean Ingredients 6 fingers of plantain Salt to taste (optional) 2 cups cooking oil (olive oil, coconut oil or palm oil will do) Instructions Peel the back off the plantains. Cut in slide slices or…

Cassava Leaves Soup / Pondu

Cassava leaves soup / Pondu / Saka Saka / Nwem Serves:  4-6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minuutes Meal type: Main dish/Side dish Meal time: Lunch or Dinner Country/Region: Central Africa – Congo / Cameroun Ingredients • 1 packet frozen pounded cassava leaves /…

Jollof Rice Recipe

Jollof Rice Recipe Serves:  4-6 Recipe level: Hard Preparation time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes Meal type: Main dish/Side dish Meal time: Lunch or Dinner Country/Region: Nigeria The Recipe INGREDIENTS 2 cups of rice 3-4 cups of chicken or beef stock or water 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil 5 large size tomatoes, cut into large chunks 4 tablespoons of…