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Cassava Leaves Sauce - African Food - Feuilles de Manioc

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There are some dishes that we never get enough of and there’s one among them that I really enjoy eating all day long. This recipe has been one of my favorite among the most popular recipes in Africa. Before, I used to think that cassava leaves sauce had its origins from Guinea but I’ve now realized that almost all African countries cook this sauce and I still can’t find where it came from. But the cooking process varies from one country to another: some add chicken in the sauce, others beef or smoked fish. Anyway we all enjoy this sauce when it is served with rice.
  Beef meat 200 Gram, cut into cubes (or any meat)
  Fish 1 Small
  Salt To Taste
  Blended cassava leaves 200 Gram
  Peanut butter 3 Tablespoon
  Palm oil/Peanut oil 100 Milliliter
  Onion 1 , blended
  Chili To Taste
  Bouillon cube 2 (Chicken Seasoning or Maggi Jumbo)
  Okra 3 , finely chopped
  Smoked fish powder 1 Tablespoon (Optional)

1. Place a saucepan on flame, add meat, fish, salt, and 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and cook for 5-10 minutes.
2. Remove the fish from water when done and then add the cassava leaves in the saucepan with meat. Cook for another 5 minutes or just until it starts to boil.
3. Add another cup of water and peanut butter and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Pour palm oil, and add onion, chili, and bouillon cube. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer.
5. Remove the bones from the precooked fish and add in to the sauce.
6. Season with salt and 1 tablespoon of smoked fish powder(if using) and then add okra. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly.

7. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
For all those, who prefer to get adventurous with their palate here is an African Cassava Leaves Stew. This is a unique recipe and you should be open for different flavors to try it. Watch this recipe video, where it is prepared with meat, fish and peanuts. Looks interesting!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 511 Calories from Fat 349

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g60.9%

Saturated Fat 16.2 g80.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 58.3 mg19.4%

Sodium 1078.7 mg44.9%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 8.2%

Calcium 3.5% Iron 11%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cassava Leaves Sauce - African Food - Feuilles De Manioc Recipe Video