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
Have you ever heard of cassava leaves recipe, also known as pondu? Cassava leaves are the leaves of yucca plants (also known as cassava). They are large green leaves that are popular in central Africa. Pondu was one of the pillars in my childhood diet. We ate it with fufu, mainly, but also with rice. This is a classic recipe and is made in every Congolese household. It is a vegetable that is fairly affordable and full of nutrients. This is a dish that you will always find at my house since my family can eat from Monday to Sunday. It is the only vegetable that my children will eat without fussing since it is full of flavor and easy to cook. It is basically dumping everything in a big pot and letting it boil for a while. But before we get into the recipe, let’s talk more about cassava leaves.[Read more…] about Cassava leaves (Pondu) recipe
This year I am on a mission to convince you to make your own stock at home. So let’s dive right in!
Homemade fish stock is a revelation to my palate this year. I have learned that the secret to an excellent dish is the harmonious layering of flavors that makes a dish go from okay to great. You’ll be astonished by how it brings your dishes to life![Read more…] about Homemade Fish Stock Recipe
I have been wanting to share with you this poached fish with okra recipe for months now, and I am so glad that the day is finally here! Months ago, I ate a delicious okra soup at a friend’s house. I was definitely inspired by it to make this recipe.
This recipe is so light, healthy and well balanced that your palette is delighted at each spoon.[Read more…] about Poached fish with okra recipe
Today, we will learn how to make Lituma. It is a side dish that is vegan, delicious and so versatile originally from Congo. It does not only taste great but it also is healthy for you.
Lituma is a mashed plantains pounded in a mortar traditionally after being boiled for awhile. It is made with unripe and ripe plantains. It has the consistency of a dough with a very blend taste. It is meant to go with meat or fish. It plays the same role as fufu would in a meal.
Today, we are going to talk a poulet mayo recipe that is close to my heart.
If you don’t have time to cook, you can always find Poulet Mayo (chicken with mayonnaise) on every street in Congo-Kinshasa. Every family has their own recipe, but the basic cooking method is always the same.
I am not sure of its origin but poulet mayo recipe (chicken with mayonnaise) has grown in popularity within the last five years in Kinshasa.[Read more…] about Poulet Mayo recipe (chicken with mayonnaise) from Congo