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Ivoirian Chicken Jollof Rice. Jollof rice or jollof is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as Cameroon, Togo.

Ivoirian Chicken Jollof Rice

It is also called ‘reddish one-pot dish’ and varies in these countries. This recipe is the Ivoirian version. Cuisine228 Jollof rice or jollof is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as Cameroon, Togo. It is also called 'reddish one-pot dish' 4 cups rice jasmine1 chicken cut into pieces2 tomatoes4 tbsp tomato paste1 tsp cayenne5 clove garlic2 tbsp ginger1 onion2 bouillon cubes1 cup oil1 cabbage2 carrots10 10 habanero pepper optionalpinch of baking sodasalt to taste Blend the garlic, ginger, ½ onion, clove.Season the chicken with half of the blended spices, add the cube and salt to taste.

8 Interesting Foods To Make With Honey. Image source: womenshealth Honey is a sweet food substance that is gotten from the sugary secretion of honey bees and other related insects.

8 Interesting Foods To Make With Honey

Honey has sweetness relative to that of sucrose which is common table sugar. Honey gets its sweetness from fructose and glucose. Honey is mostly used in cooking and baking, as desserts, bread spreads and commercial beverage sweeteners. Honey is a very interesting food ingredient that is essential in the home. Cakes and Cookies The ultra-sweet taste and gooey texture of honey will come in handy beautifully when making cakes and cookies. Snack Bars The quality of honey is excellent in making soft chewy candy bar. Homemade Bread When aiming to make a moist homemade bread, make sure the recipe includes honey. Baked Beans Honey is a wonderful ingredient to use when making baked beans. Soups Honey is a wonderful ingredient in making lightly sweet soups like carrot, fruit, sweet potato and squash soups.

Wine. African Food Network. Fish Yassa aka Poisson Yassa – A Senegalese season fish smothered in lemon, garlic and mustard sauce- grilled or fried.

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This staple is similar to the French sauce a l’onion. Cuisine228 Fish Yassa aka Poisson Yassa - A Senegalese season fishsmothered in lemon, garlic and mustard sauce- grilled or fried. Attieke braised Chicken. Attieke, is a special delicacy in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Attieke braised Chicken

It is made from cassava, eaten with fried plantain or fried chicken. The dish can be topped up with any drink of your choice, including red wine. Cuisine228 Attieke, is a special delicacy in Ivory Coast, West Africa, made from cassava, eaten with fried plantain, fried chicken or meat, topped up with any drink, including red wine. For the Chicken 6 piece chicken8 clove garlic2 tbsp ginger2 cloves¼ cup oil½ onion1 bouillon cubesalt. French toast with Brioche. This is probably the best French toast ever.

French toast with Brioche

Finishing it in the oven ensures that even thick slices are not runny or underdone. Browned butter also adds a nutty, caramel twist to the usual maple goodness. Stuffed Rolled Pastry. If you love stuffing, and who doesn’t, you have to try this savory and elegant main-dish pastry.

Stuffed Rolled Pastry

It is made with a very fine semolina and spices. 7 Foods That Are Best Eaten Raw. Image source: forked spoon Most food we eat are in cooked form and this is because foods are more palatable and appealing after they are cooked.

7 Foods That Are Best Eaten Raw

This is not totally untrue. Cooking not only turn’s food into a palatable form, it also makes more nutrients available for the body to use but, cooking some foods can do the opposite of this. African Food Network. This rum cake recipe is made from scratch, and is drenched in rum flavor without being overpowering.

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It also has the most tender and moist crumb. A fantastic dessert that’s equally suitable for weekly family dinners, fancy dinner parties, or holiday celebrations. Cuisine228 This rum cake recipe is made from scratch, has the most tender, moist crumb, and is drenched in rum flavor without being overpowering. 2 cup all purpose flour⅓ cup corn starch1½ cup sugar4 tsp baking powder½ tsp salt5 eggs½ cup vegetable oil½ cup milk½ tsp lemon juice½ cup dark rum2 tsp vanilla¼ tsp rum flavoring¼ cup dry crumbs for dusting baking pan Rum Butter Sauce ½ cup unsalted butter 125 g¼ cup water¼-½ cup sugar¼-½ cup dark rum½ tsp vanilla. West african Banana Fritters (Klako – Klaklo) West African banana fritters are deep- fried puffs which are made out of banana and some sort of flour, the possibilities are endless.

West african Banana Fritters (Klako – Klaklo)

Many African cultures share a love of banana fritters in one disguise or another . Since bananas flourish in the tropics there is an abundance of bananas and nothing hardly goes to waste. Cuisine228 An absolutely delightful way to use up your surplus of bananas that you just can’t help but purchase. It’s quick, easy and disappears quickly. 3 overly ripe bananas large1 cup all purpose flour2 tsp baking powder¾ tsp salt or more to adjust to suit your preference1 tsp garlic½ tsp ginger1 tbsp paprika½ - 1 tsp cayenne pepper depending on your tolerance level Mash plantains with a potato masher or spoon until puree or use a food processor to blend.In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, paprika, ginger, cayenne pepper to the mashed plantains.

J. African Food Network. Chicken feet may not offer much meat to speak of, but when they are fried, they make up for it in crunchy texture and chicken-y flavor.

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Cuisine228 10 chicken feet4 cloves garlic1 tsp ginger1 bouillon cubesalt Clean the chicken feet (remove claws) Slow cook the chicken feet for about 1 hours in a little fat or lard until they feel soft and flexible to the touch. Set fryer to 350°F and drop in the precooked and declawed feet. Be sure to keep fryer covered while the chicken feet give off any remaining water Once golden brown, pull feet from the fryer and place in a mixing bowl or plate lined with paper towels to drain off excess oil. African Food Network. This recipe is incredibly simple and relies mainly on the tilapia’s sweet flesh and the classic combination of garlic, mustard and lemon. This dish tastes fresh and bright, so if you are not a fan of eating a whole fish you are about to be. The secrets of a good braised tilapia are the cleaning and seasoning of tilapia. Ayimolou (Rice and beans) Ayimolou is a Togolese version of rice served with beans.

This tasty meal is not complicated to prepare and can be enjoyed with your family. Cuisine228 Ayimolou 2 cup black eyed beans4 cup jasmine rice1 tsp potash or Akaun optional½ onion3 tbsp oilsalt to taste Tomato Stew 5 tomato puree1 can tomato 8 oz3 tbsp ginger3 tbsp garlic10 red chilies optional3 red onions large3 cup oil1 bouillon cubepinch of baking soda1 cup doevi or smoked blended shrimpsalt and pepper to taste Remove unwanted particles and wash beans and soak beans overnight to reduce the cooking time.Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water and the Potash.

African Food Network. Okra soup is a very popular and delicious stew that is loved by lots of people, in West Africa, especially when it is cooked well. Okra soup has a viscous texture which makes it an acquired taste. Cuisine228 Okro soup is a very popular and delicious stew that is loved by the majority of the people in West Africa 1 onion small2 tomatoes2 hot peppers1 cup palm oilcooked assorted meat, crab, shrimp and fish6 cup okra chopped6 cup meat stock or waterblended seasoning 1 Onions, 1 clove, 1 allspice whole, 1 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 cube1 lahoin salted fishbaking soda a pinch In a large pot on medium heat, add in palm oil.

African Food Network. Traditionally processed Ogi is the type of Fufu made with fermented cornstarch with the distinctive sour taste. Ogi is simple yet very difficult to prepare with the powdered Ogi flour. Akpan is a fermented cereal pudding typically made from maize. Traditionally, the grains are soaked in water for up to three days, before wet milling and sieving to remove husks. The filtered cereal is then allowed to ferment for up to three days until sour. Peas with Liver and Mustard. Peas with Liver and Mustard is a West African Meal that is simple but delicious. Paprika Yogurt Baked Chicken. Creamy Beet & Potato Salad - African Food Network. One look at this rosy colored Creamy Beet & Potato Salad and you will know why it’s served at Christmastime in Panama. Cut potatoes and beets along with hard-cooked eggs are blended with a creamy, tangy dressing.

To keep your fingers and cutting board from being stained pink, use food-safe plastic gloves when handling the beets and dice them on a glass or porcelain plate. Yam Composition and Nutrients. Image source: brookstropical Yam tubers play very significant roles in the socioeconomic lives of the people of west Africa, the Caribbean, islands of the South Pacific, South-East Asia, India and parts of Brazil. Nigeria contributes significantly to the world’s total production of yam. The composition of yam fibers varies according to species, culture, climate/ edaphic factors of the environment under which it was grown, its maturity at harvest and storage period. Composition of some yam tubers. Yam tubers have different species, and they vary in moisture content, carbohydrate, fat, crude protein, crude fibre and ash.

Sweet Potatoes - African Food Network. Image source: theguardian. African Food Network. African Food Network. Easy, from-scratch, donut balls. These homemade donuts can be mixed up and fried in minutes. Unlike the Puff Puff, this donut recipe does not need a resting time. Yam Balls Fritters (Ojojo) - African Food Network. What can be better than celebrating the season of rains with your favorite fritters. One such mouth-watering recipe that will be an interesting way to enjoy your monsoon is Yam Fritters. African Food Network. Curry Goat is a combination of goat meat and spices mainly curry seasoning slow cooked until the meat is tender. The dish may have originated from the Caribbean or India. The Jamaican curry is marinated overnight and slowed cooked. Shrimp Beef Kebab - African Food Network. In this recipe of the beef and shrimp kebab, the meat is marinated overnight to let all the spices penetrate and make it is tastier, juicier than the regular one.

The longer the meat marinates, the better it tastes. African Food Network. The Thiakry (also called Degue, Chakery or Chakri) is a Senegalese dessert made with millet. This Thiakry couscous is a variable of that recipe. For this recipe, the Original Plain Pearled Couscous was used. The grain of Pearled Couscous is bigger than the average couscous grain. African Food Network. African Food Network. Here’s Why You Keep Gaining Weight. Avocado and steak salad. African Food Network. African Food Network. No Buttermilk Skillet-Fried Chicken. African Food Network. African Food Network. Braised Chimichurri Red snapper. Broccoli, Ham and mozzarella baked with eggs. African Food Network. Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) African Food Network. African Food Network. African Food Network. Melktart (South African Milk Tart)

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