West African Cuisine and Recipes

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Gambian Cuisine

Gambian cuisine includes the culinary practices and traditions of the nation of The Gambia. The Gambian cuisine is part of West African cuisineRead More
Mauritanian Cuisine

Mauritanian Cuisine

The diet consists mostly of meat, millet, rice, fish, and sweet potatoes and potatoes. The main meal is lunch among black Africans, whereas Arab-Berbers have the main meal in the evening. Breakfast consists of milk and cereal with French bread and butter. People use a lot of oil in cooking and sugar in drinks. Read More
Mouton aux Arachides - Beninoise Lamb in Peanut Sauce

Mouton aux Arachides – Beninoise Lamb in Peanut Sauce

Stews featuring peanut butter are prevalent throughout West Africa, and even in parts of Brazil and the Caribbean. This Beninoise stew features vegetables and lamb, though you can use chicken or beef as well. Read More
About Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise the West African nation of Nigeria. Like other West African cuisines, it uses spices, herbs in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply-flavoured sauces and soups often made very hot with chilli peppers. Read More
About Ghanaian Cuisine

Ghanaian Cuisine

Ghanaian cuisine is the national cuisine of Ghana. There are traditional dishes from each ethnic group, tribe and clan. Ghanaian main dishes unlike other cunalyes, are organised around a starchy staple such as rice, fufu, banku/etew, kenkey/dokonu, tuozafi, dzidzii, akplidzii, yakeyake, eto, akyeke, etc. with which a sauce or soup saturated with fish, meat or mushrooms is served.Read More
Kelewele - Spicy Fried Plantains

Kelewele – Spicy Fried Plantains

Kelewele is a popular Ghanaian snack dish of fried plantains seasoned with spices. In English, it is sometimes called Hot Plantain Crisps. In Africa, kelewele is sold by street vendors, usually at night. It is sometimes served with rice and stew, peanuts, or alone as a dessert or a snack. Kelewele is also popular for breakfastRead More
Poulet Yassa Chicken Yassa

Poulet Yassa – Chicken Yassa

Chicken Yassa, prepared with onions and lemon (known as yassa au poulet), is a speciality from the Casamance region south of Dakar, and is one of the most popular recipes in West Africa. The chicken can be replaced with fish.Read More
Frejon Coconut Bean Soup

Frejon – Coconut Bean Soup

The frejons consumed in Nigeria and West Africa are puddings made of black beans cooked slowly overnight over a wood or charcoal fire, and then mixed with coconut milk to form a thick, sweet, smooth pudding. In certain countries the dish is flavoured with cocoa.Read More

Saladu Awooka àk Mango – Senegalese Avocado and Mango Salad

The creamy avocado, sweet mango, and bright citrus in this salad make a refreshing counterpoint to Senegal's rich and savoury stews. And great on its own for Meatless Monday.Read More
West African Peanut Soup

West African Peanut Soup

Are you looking for a different soup to serve the family? Try this recipe for West African peanut soup. Its a delicious peanut soup everyone will love! Read More