GABON

SEASON 3 EPISODE 7

Gabon which is officially recognized as Gabonese Republic is a country located in Central Africa. It shares borders with Equatorial Guinea, Cameroun, Congo and Gulf of Guinea.

Let’s check out some cuisines that Gabonese people enjoy and how to prepare these meals.

CHICKEN NYEMBWE

Chicken Nyembwe is the traditional national dish of Gabon which is a chicken stew made with palm oil (nyembwe) and chicken.

INGREDIENTS

  • Chopped smoked chicken
  • Red palm oil
  • Palm oil puree
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped cloves of garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

METHOD OF PREPARATION

  1. Pour the palm oil puree into a cooking pot and add water.
  2. Place on fire and allow to heat over medium heat.
  3. Skim the oil that forms on the surface and continue to cook.
  4. Place another cooking pot on fire and add red palm oil to heat.
  5. Add chopped onions and allow to saute. Add the garlic and stir well.
  6. Add the smoked chicken and allow to saute for a few minutes.
  7. Add the mixture to the palm oil puree in the first cooking pot and allow to cook.
  8. Add black pepper, salt and seasoning and allow to cook well together for some minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and serve.

BRAISED FISH

INGREDIENTS

  • Cooking oil
  • Sliced onions
  • Sliced garlics
  • Cinnamon
  • Seasoning
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Potatoes cut into small cubes
  • Sliced boneless fish
  • Parsley
  • Water

METHOD OF PREPARATION

  1. Put oil in a saucepan and heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and garlic and saute till it turns light brown.
  3. Add cinnamon and seasonings  and cook for some minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and potatoes to the mixture and stir.
  5. Add water to the mixture and allow to cook for some minutes till the potatoes become tender.
  6. Season the fish and add to the mixture and simmer till the fish is cooked.
  7. Add the parsley leaves and cook well.
  8. Serve with rice or pasta of your choice.

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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