The following recipe – ‘Manioc leaves with crushed palm oil kernels‘ – is popular throughout central Africa and combines three of the most important local ingredients – manioc leaves, fresh oil from palm nuts, and ground nuts.
Here are the ingredients – quantities are pretty much up to you:Fresh manioc leaves – Oil palm nuts – Fresh peanuts – Leeks – Garlic – Palm oil – Red pepper – Salt –
Preparation requires a bit of work. First, you must collect a basket of tender manioc leaves:
Then, you need to pound the manioc leaves into a paste, like this:
In the meantime, send your menfolk off to collect a bunchor two of fresh palm nuts:
You prepare the oil palm nuts by removing the flesh from the kernels and pounding it – then, you squeeze the crushed fibers between your hands, using the liquid, but…
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