Recipe: The Authentic Le Me Tsolola Recipe of Comoros

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Le Me Tsolola or M’tsolola is a simple stew of fish and meat cooked in coconut milk. It’s one of the Comoros Islands’ most traditional dishes. 

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Comoros is an island in coastal Africa between Madagascar Island and Mozambique. It’s a mixing stamp from Arab invaders and French Colonialists with neighboring islands like Seychelles and Tanzania

You’ll love the recipe for le me tsolola. 

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How to Make Le Me Tsolola

Recipe: The Authentic Le Me Tsolola Recipe of Comoros
Coconut oil for Le Me Tsolola. Image source: Freepik  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 kilo beef, cubed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 hot chilli, minced
  • ½ tbsp salt to taste
  • 3 fish fillets, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups of clean water
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 400ml of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • 5 unripe plantains, peeled and cubed
  • I small cassava peeled and cubed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour the olive oil into a hot saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Dip the fish into the oil and brown it. Do the same for the beef, using the wooden spoon to push it aside in the saucepan when it is brown.
  3. Saute the onions for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes. 
  4. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, and add the coconut milk. Mix the meat and fish.
  5. Add the spices, including salt, to taste.
  6. Add the unripe plantains and stir. Add the cassava if you’re using it too. You can cook the plantains and cassava separately before adding them. Pour the water on top and stir.
  7. Allow the Le Me Tsolola to cook on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour.
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add the spinach.
  9. Serve with boiled rice

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Le Me Tsolola. Image source: Freepik licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Comoros Le Me Tsolola

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Recipe: The Authentic Le Me Tsolola Recipe of ComorosSedi Djentuh
Le Me Tsolola or M’tsolola is a simple stew of fish and meat cooked in coconut milk. It’s one of the Comoros Islands’ most traditional dishes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 5
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 kilo beef cubed
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 hot chilli minced
  • ½ tbsp salt to taste
  • 3 fish fillets cubed
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups of clean water
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 400 ml of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • 5 unripe plantains peeled and cubed
  • I small cassava peeled and cubed optional

Instructions
 

  • Pour the olive oil into a hot saucepan on medium heat.
  • Dip the fish into the oil and brown it. Do the same for the beef, using the wooden spoon to push it aside in the saucepan when it is brown.
  • Saute the onions for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes.
  • Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, and add the coconut milk. Mix the meat and fish.
  • Add the spices, including salt, to taste.
  • Add the unripe plantains and stir. Add the cassava if you’re using it too. You can cook the plantains and cassava separately before adding them. Pour the water on top and stir.
  • Allow the Le Me Tsolola to cook on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. Add the spinach.
  • Serve with boiled rice

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Nutrition

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 43gFat: 31.5gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 621mgFiber: 7.1g
Keyword Le Me Tsolola, M’tsolola
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Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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