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
Homemade Fish Stock 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
Poached fish with okra 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
Liboké with boiled plantains
Liboké with boiled plantains is a popular recipe in the Congo-Kinshasa (DRC) where I am from. Liboké is usually steamed fish or meat that is cooked in banana leaves in a homemade steamer of any sort. Nowadays it is done on a grill, stove top or in a regular oven. What makes the liboké so delicious is how the aromas of all the spices in the banana leaf get infused in the fish or meat with the steam. You don’t need too many spices, but you want to make sure that those you use are effective.[Read more…] about Liboké with boiled plantains