Examples of Cooking in Africa
Examples of cooking good food in Africa
You do not have to be a classically trained chef to make delicious food.
Cooking Gnetum in Cameroon
Armful of greens
Part of the honey harvest from a wild bees' nest in the Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique.
Woman cooking fish in Ghana.
Recipe for Fresh Ghanaian Fish StewIngredients
2 mackerel fillets
2 tsp tomato purée
3 small pieces young fresh root ginger finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 scotch bonnet, finely chopped
2 whole cloves
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
3 medium diced tomatoes
1 sprig thyme
1 Irish potato, diced
2 cups frozen okra
1 tsp oil
Heat the oil in a large pot, fry ginger, garlic, onion and scotch bonnet until light golden-brown and softened. Add cloves, paprika, fennel and coriander. Stir in the remaining tomato puree; add tomatoes, thyme and potatoes. Simmer 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
Preparing the Gnetum for making okok in the village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon.