Turn regularly to prevent that the paste does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Cant wait to try. So I doubled this recipe but it came out kind of pasty??? Using carbonated soda can also aid in this process. Does the 2 pounds refer to the grinder peanuts or raw state? Finally incorporate the mixture of shrimp, onions and oil into the pot of Ndole. Jason, bitterleaf should be slightly bitter after washing. SUPER GALORIAN: First Cooking Coach in San Diego and in California MY SHARE OFFER: I will prepare a delicious mean or I will show you how to make the best homemade dish from my home country Cameroon, Central Africa. Meanwhile, boil stock fish with salt and water; add it to the boiled meat. I would love to hear how this one turned out for you. Thanks for pointing that out! I’ll try looking at Indian or Asian markets. I also live in Maryland and I visit stores that carry a lot of African products. Taste to ensure seasoning is balanced. they even carry miondo. I'll definitely try that next time. We love it. Happy cooking! Yes!!! I also tried your African Pepper Sauce, Red Red, and Tatale recipes. Put in a clean pot and cover plantain with water. Well my other Cameroonian frnd taught me how to cook ndole and koki. … Thanks. Add the Ndole (bitter leaf) and cook 10-15 minutes until you obtain a thick paste ” Casserole”.The Base of your Ndole is Done. Happy cooking, I love that but bitterleaf need not be bitter after washing it.cuz we wash it here with what we call here«cangwa».what we do is we boil water first and when d water is boile we put in enough cangwa and bitterleaf.when d bitterleaf get soft u take out from d fire and wash with hands ensurx u wash every trace of d cangwa.rince well and it’s ready now to be used. Cook for 30minutes until its soft and ready Serve your plantains and vegetable. What an amazing webpage! Add the crayfish (crushed dried shrimp). you can serve this food with either yams,rice,cocoyam,plantains etc.. source Pour fried mixture over ndole. It's much more fun together. I'm Imma! @ImmaculateBites and be sure to leave a rating below! Ok, so I tried this for the 2nd time1st I used spinach Which I liked but this time I used frozen bitter leaf which tasted it and it has a bitter taste, lol I know that's what it's called but should I have Cooked it longer, I need your help i'm confused. When boiling, put just enough water to slightly cook the groundnuts so you do not have to throw any. Hi Imma, Yes they will. This article explains how to cook the eru in the Cameroonian style. Check me out on YouTube at YouTube.com/PreciousKitchen. Love u so so much 4 e shrimps idea. But I would say mix the bitterleaf with spinach next time. Only bitter leave as a green and you will enjoy it. Hope this helps. What do you mean by 1 pound of bitterleaf? 2 cups of peeled groundnuts (also called called peanuts), Half teaspoon of baking SODA (for blanching vegetables), 2 pounds of boiled beef/beef feet/smoked fish/stock fish/shrimps, 1 maggi crevette (crayfish seasoning cube), 2 regular seasoning cubes (maggi or knorr). Absolutely ah-mazing! Thanks. I used smoked turkey legs, but I omitted the crayfish, and this dish was still the BOMB! And oh my husband doesn't eat red meat (cow or sheep) coz he has gout, he likes cow leg but the other tym I cooked it he didn't like it. Cooking up Exquisite African, Caribbean & Southern flavors with a flavorful twist You can too! Hello! That is what gives it its authentic taste! It's the traditional dish of the people found in the littoral region of Cameroon. Do let me know how this turns out for you. Many thanks! Can be prepared in so many ways with more or less vegetables and meat depending on personal taste. A special Cameroonian better spinach Soup, you will never miss […] Happy cooking!! That's the power of Ndole! Ndole, how I looove Ndole! I’m definitely going to try this. If you wish, you could make this just with spinach. Thanks very much! Hello there and thanks for all your recipes. True to its name, bitter leaf is very bitter. Hope you find recipes here that will make cooking easier for you! Stir for a few minutes and serve hot ???? More About Me…, Copyright © 2021 Precious Core on the Brunch Pro Theme. The biological name of bitter leaf is 'vernonia amygdalina' it has… I don’t know if I’m saying it right. Bitter leaf is called onugbu by my people the Igbo tribe in Nigeria . (If you are watching your waistline.). In a large pan season meat with salt, maggi and onions and boil until tender depending on the choice of meat. Spinach is a good replacement, if good quality bitter leaves is not available. The volume of water will depend on the quantity of your fufu. Additional information. Oh-la-la! Hi Michael, Glad you are here. Hello, Allow to cool and blend in a blender to get an excellent consistency and make blending easier with water. That's why it is Ndole. Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try more! If using shrimps, season them with a little salt (and white pepper if you wish) and set aside to marinate. Oh baby! Perhaps watching me make some could help you. First, what kind of skinless peanuts do you use to make ndole as there are tons of different types of peanuts I see online? Thanks for dropping a comment, dear. I will definitely try this... Awwww.... this is awesome! Your email address will not be published. Keep, cook, capture and share with your cookbook in the cloud. At the top of my favorite Cameroonian dishes is Ndole. If using fresh bitterleaf, skip this stage. It’s dried cod fish. I am Precious Nkeih, the recipe developer and writer right here on my blog, Precious Core. 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