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Recipe: The Simplest Way to Make Guinean Fouti

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Fouti lafidi is a vegetarian dish from Guinea consisting of okra, garden eggs, African palm oil, and spices. You can add fish or protein if you desire. You can eat this dish any time, be it morning, afternoon, or evening. 

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Despite the modernization of fouti, I’ll focus on the original recipe with grilled fish as a source of protein. Besides, you can replace fish with any form of meat if you want to.

Let’s get started.

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How to Prepare Guinean Fouti

Ingredients for Fouti.
Ingredients for Fouti. Image source: Freepik licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ingredients

  • 2 lemon
  • 2 Hilsa Fish
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 Maggi cube
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garden eggs
  • Dried tamarind
  • 8 medium okras
  • 1 cup of palm oil
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/2 cup soumbara
  • 1 pack of dried prawns
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 handful of dried shrimp
  • 1 tbsp powdered pepper 

Instructions

  1. First, wash the hilsa fish and make small cuts on the sides.
  2. Drizzle the lemon juice on the fish and make sure it soaks in the lines you made on the fish
  3. Sprinkle some salt, powdered pepper, and maggi cube on the fish. 
  4. Turn the fish to the opposite side and repeat steps 2 and 3. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash the vegetables, cut the head of the okra, and put aside
  6. Cut off the heads of the garden eggs and eggplants and divide them into two.
  7. Put the vegetables together in a pot of water and boil on medium heat
  8. Add the scotch bonnet pepper to the boiling vegetables.
  9. Further, remove the vegetable from the boiling water when it’s cooked and set the broth aside.
  10. Then, place the fish in the oven at this point and grill over medium heat
  11. Put the palm oil in a Dutch oven and put on medium heat
  12. Add the sliced onions to the palm oil and sauté for 2 minutes
  13. Add the dried shrimp. This adds a unique taste to the fouti
  14. Unpack the dried prawns and add to the oil
  15. Soak the dried tamarind in water and add to the fouti
  16. Next, place the cooked vegetables into a blender and blend until semi-smooth
  17. Pour the blended vegetables into a bowl and add spices
  18. Transfer the palm oil with onions and pawns into a bowl and set aside
  19. Scoop boiled rice into a plate and dish some fouti on top
  20. Sprinkle some of the palm oil mixture on the rice and fouti
  21. Equally important, scoop some soumbara and sprinkle on the rice
  22. Finally, add the grilled fish on the side and serve.

Video credit: Barrifemme Kitchen

Barrifemme’s style of cooking is primarily influenced by African cuisine. She is originally from Gambia and loves sharing recipes from Africa and across the world.

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Guinean Fouti

Guinea
Recipe: The Simplest Way to Make Guinean FoutiSedi Djentuh
Fouti lafidi is a vegetarian dish from Guinea consisting of okra, garden eggs, African palm oil, and spices. You can add fish or protein if you desire. You can eat this dish any time, be it morning, afternoon, or evening.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 5
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

Blender
Cooking Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lemon sliced
  • 2 Hilsa Fish
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 Maggi cube
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 garden eggs
  • Dried tamarind
  • 8 medium okras
  • 1 cup of palm oil
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/2 cup soumbara
  • 1 pack of dried prawns
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 handful of dried shrimp
  • 1 tbsp powdered pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash the hilsa fish and make small cuts on the sides.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice on the fish and make sure it soaks in the lines you made on the fish
  • Sprinkle some salt, powdered pepper, and maggi cube on the fish.
  • Turn the fish to the opposite side and repeat steps 2 and 3. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Wash the vegetables, cut the head of the okra, and set aside
  • Cut off the heads of the garden eggs and eggplants and divide them into two.
  • Put the vegetables together in a pot of water and boil on medium heat
  • Add the scotch bonnet pepper to the boiling vegetables.
  • Remove the vegetable from the boiling water when it’s cooked and set the broth aside
  • Place the fish in the oven at this point and grill over medium heat
  • Put the palm oil in a Dutch oven and put on medium heat
  • Add the sliced onions to the palm oil and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add the dried shrimp. This adds a unique taste to the fouti
  • Unpack the dried prawns and add to the oil
  • Soak the dried tamarind in water and add to the fouti
  • Put the cooked vegetables into a blender and blend until semi-smooth
  • Pour the blended vegetables into a bowl and add spices
  • Transfer the palm oil with onions and pawns into a bowl and set aside
  • Scoop boiled rice into a plate and dish some fouti on top
  • Sprinkle some of the palm oil mixture on the rice and fouti
  • Scoop some soumbara and sprinkle on the rice
  • Add the grilled fish on the side and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 47IU
Keyword Fouti, Fouti Lafidi, Okra Stew
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Sedi Djentuh
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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