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Akpessi from Ivory Coast

Akpessi uit Ivoorkust


(The ingredients in bold are available in the webshop.)

For 4 persons:


  1. Drain the aubergines and remove the tops.
  2. Wash and cut the tomato. Chop the onion.
  3. Sauté the onions in a bit of oil together with the tomato, birds eye chillies, grinded crayfish and crab meat.
  4. Add the dried fish and 200 ml water and let it all simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Add the aubergines.
  6. Cut the dried mackerel open, remove the skin and bones.
  7. Cut the mackerel in pieces and add these to the sauce.
  8. Add the zomi and keep the pan on a low heat.
  9. Peel the cooking bananas, cut them in slices and deep fry them until golden brown. Remove the slices gently from the oil with a skimmer and place them on a plate with a few paper towels.
  10. Serve the sauce next to the alloco (deep fried cooking bananas).


Akpessi with Alloco
Akpessi with Alloco

Why don’t you try music from Ivory Coast with this dish! For example: Daouda with the album The best of Daouda.

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