Plantain Porridge

Plantain Porridge

Plantain is usually enjoyed fried, boiled or roasted and eaten with sauces. Plantain porridge is delicious and very easy to prepare.


  • 300g unripe plantain, diced
  • 200g ripe plantain, diced
  • Pumpkin leaves or spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp scent leaf, finely chopped
  • Chilli pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion bulb
  • 1 cup crayfish, ground
  • 1 1/2cup palm oil
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • 400g Dried or Smoked fish
  • 500g Meat (optional)
  • Peppered snail to serve
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  • Peel and wash the plantain
  • Season the meat and cook till it soft
  • Fry or grill the meat if necessary or chop into the pot
  • Dice the plantain scraping the sides of each before dicing to get a thickener
  • With the stock, cook the plantain adding salt, crayfish, pepper, palm oil and seasoning cubes
  • Add water to be a little above the plantain level in the pot
  • Add the dried or smoked fish
  • When the plantain is soft,mash slightly with a wooden stick
  • Add the vegetable and cook for another 5minutes
  • Taste for salt and serve with the meat

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