Food they say helps us build new cells and muscles and also prevents and fight infections. Culturally speaking,food is very important,food can be nostalgic and provide important connections to our family and nations at large. Food provides an important link to our cultural heritage.
Africa is one Continent that is vast in frailness of food. Cameroon is one of the countries in Africa and has its own varieties of food. One of Cameroon dish is POULET DG. Poulet DG means chicken for Director general is a chicken and plantain dish that is usually served in special occasions in Cameroon and totally perfect recipe for father’s day.
- 5 plantains, sliced.
- ½ of a chicken, washed and cut into desired pieces.
- 1 Onion, sliced.
- 4 gloves garlic, chopped.
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger,finely chopped.
- 1 green pepper, sliced.
- 1 Bouillon cube or Maggi cube.
- 1 carrot.
- 1 cup of sliced green beans.
- 2 fresh tomatoes , diced.
- 1 cup Celery, chopped.
- Black pepper or white pepper.
- 1 tablespoon Basil leaves (fresh or dry).
- Oil for deep frying.
- 2 tablespoon oil.
- 1 cup of water
- Optional: parsley, leeks.
Step 1: Heat the vegetable oil and fry the plantains. Fry them until golden brown. Remove and reserved.
Step 2: Add a generous amount of black pepper on the chicken. Then add some salt and mix well.
Step 3: Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked. Remove and reserved.
Step 4: In a larger pot, heat the 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the carrots and the green beans. Then stir fry for few minutes.
Step 5: Add the tomatoes in the pot with the onions, garlic, ginger, cover and allow to cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
Step 6: Add in the celeries and black or white pepper. Add the fresh or dry basil and the bouillon cube. Stir fry for at least 5 minutes.
Step 7: Add the fried plantains with one cup of water. And return the fried chicken in the pot. Add the green pepper and salt to your taste.
Replace the lid and let cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to prevent the plantain to stick to the bottom of the pot.
When your dish is ready, serve immediately and enjoy!