Foods of Sierra Leone and Other West African Countries: A Cookbook
Foods of Sierra Leone and other West African countries is a unique cookbook focusing on West African foods many of which have a global appeal. It is loaded with overwhelming details about these foods as well as interesting personal food stories that will delight children and adults alike. In addition, the book exposes the reader to many delectably tasty recipes for dishes like joloff rice, various soups and stews, the fascinating groundnut soups and stews, the delicious cassava leaf sauce, okra sauces, beans sauces, other mixed sauces and many more including vegetarian variations of some of the sauces. Food lovers will learn how traditionally Western vegetables like spinach, collard green, swiss chard and many others can be cooked using West African recipes. All these are lavishly presented by a West African national who was born and brought up in the region, and has lived in the region cooking and eating these foods for more than 50 years.
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add more salt beef bitter leaf black-eyed beans boil over high boil over medium boiled tuber bowl Breadfruit broad beans Cassava Leaf Sauce cassava tubers check rice chicken cocoyam continue to cook couscous Cover and bring Cover and cook crain-crain crayfish cup palm oil cups water eggplant egusi finely chopped fish flakes flour fried fufu garden eggs ground or whole groundnut paste heat to low high heat hot peppers hot with steamed Italian spinach large pot low and simmer meat medium heat medium onion mixed sauces ogiri okra Okra Leaf onion oxtail palaver sauces palm oil peeled pepper soup pig's trotters pillaah plantain Potato Leaf Sauce potato leaves Reduce heat salt and Maggi salt if desired Serve hot SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS Sierra Leone small Maggi cube snack sorrel spinach steamed rice stir tablespoons Taste and add tilapia tree crop tuber vegetable oil Vz cup West Africa whole optional wooden spoon