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Abala

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Fri, 2012-04-06 18:01

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour
Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

Rice flour, onion and fish cooked in palm oil. Abala, Niger is a village and rural commune in Niger.

Ingredients

3 cups
rice flour
1  
onion (large)
2  
pepper (small)
1 cup
shrimps (Cooked or flaked fish)
1 cup
palm oil
   
salt
   
water

Instructions

How to cook Abala?
1. Chop onions finely and grind together with pepper.
2. Mix rice with water in a bowl to form a thick dropping paste.
3. Add the ground onions and pepper to this mixture and mix thoroughly.
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Add shrimps or flaked fish.
6. Wrap tablespoon of mixture in greased banana leaves which have been cut into squares and heated ovet the fire; or wrap in squares of aluminium foil; or put in greased baking tins.
7. Steam about one hour or until the rice granules are cooked.

Notes

Important Nutrition Information:- Mainly carbohydrate and fat - provides calories. Fish and shrimps used generously will provide much protein.
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