Fried mbinzo with avocado and spinach sauce is not a recipe for the faint at heart, but for the ones who choose to dare! I can still see my mom’s face as I am developing the recipe in my kitchen. She was looking at me like I had lost it. LOL. I told her my blog name is BLUE FUFU, after all, so we will push boundaries at times. It is so liberating! I had colors popping in my head every time I looked at mbinzo in my kitchen, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it yet. One day, as I was eating an avocado, I had a EUREKA moment! Mbinzo with avocado sauce![Read more…] about Mbinzo with avocado and spinach sauce
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Dried anchovies with charred peppers sauce
Dried anchovies with charred peppers sauce is for those who chose to dare in the kitchen. dried anchovies are common in Africa and have a long shelf life since they are dried. In Congo, dried anchovies also called Ndakala are usually eaten with fufu or chikwanga. They are full of proteins and light.[Read more…] about Dried anchovies with charred peppers sauce
Croquettes with sweet potatoes and cassava
Have you ever heard of croquettes? They are small balls that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. You can make them using any type of starch like potatoes, yams, cassava, sweet potatoes, etc. What I particularly like about them is that they have an element of surprise when you take that first bite to determine whether you want to keep eating or not, because nothing from the outside suggests what is in it.[Read more…] about Croquettes with sweet potatoes and cassava
Crispy and soft yuca (cassava) fries
Crispy yuca fries also known as cassava fries are very popular in Congo. They are soft, but still have a good textured contrast. They are very simple to make with just two ingredients. These fries can also be fried in cooking oil or rendered lard for extra flavour.
In Congo, they usually are served as an appetizer or snack with boiled or roasted peanuts. Yuca fries is common street food in Africa and often served at cafes to satisfy those with an appetite for something more substantial than traditional thin french fries.[Read more…] about Crispy and soft yuca (cassava) fries
5 best African beignets (PUFF-PUFF) Recipes Round Up
By now, most of you know that I love making, eating and developing all sorts of African beignets (also called puff-puff), recipes. This delicacy is very popular throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It might be known under different names but the cooking process is roughly the same everywhere.
I thought I would do a roundup of succulent puff-puff recipes that would make you fall in love with them like never before. For those of you that are just discovering them, I guarantee that you will not be bored with this selection. I would suggest, trying different recipes, at least one per week. Wait. We can even create a special puff-puff month…stay tuned.
I have selected these recipes because I find them original and easy to follow.[Read more…] about 5 best African beignets (PUFF-PUFF) Recipes Round Up
African beignets with raspberry sauce and pineapple recipe
African beignets with raspberry sauce and pineapple is a keeper. The combination of all these flavours create an explosion in the mouth. You are probably aware by now that I love African beignets! I cannot get enough of them! 🙂 You can find my extremely easy beignets recipe here.[Read more…] about African beignets with raspberry sauce and pineapple recipe