Friday, 28 September 2007

West African Recipes

Today I'm going to spotlight another region of my website. This is the West African Recipes. A summary is presented, as well as recipes from every country in West Africa, as follows:

To whet your appetite, here's a classic West African recipe for Jollof Rice:

Jollof Rice

1 chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
450g meat cut into bite-sized pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
1 chilli and 1 garlic clove, pounded to a paste
500ml chicken stock
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 butternut squash, cubed
800g rice
1 small tin tomato paste
oil for frying
salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan and stir-fry the meat, in batches, until browned on all sides. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Now add the oions and season with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper along with the chilli and garic paste. Contniue frying until the oinons become tender and translucent. Remove the mixture from the pan and set aside.

Add the stock and 500ml water to a large casserole dish and bring to a boil. Add-in the meat and onion mixture, cover and simmer. Add the tomatoes to the pan used to cook the onions and fry for a minute before adding the squash and bel pepper. Continue cooking until the vegetables are partly cooked (about 15 minutes) then add them to the casserole dish.

Add the rice and tomato paste to the frying pan and cook over very low heat until the rice grains are completely coated in the tomato then add the rice to the casserole and stir into the meat mixture. Cover the casserole and cook on very low heat until the rice is cooked and the meat is tender (about 40 minutes) add more water as required to prevent the dish from becoming too dry. Serve on a bed of rice, garnished with parsley.

For more African Recipes, see the Celtnet Recipes Blog African Recipes page.

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