Sauce Claire And Fufu

Ingredients

Plantains
Aubergines (yellow/white variety in Cote d'Ivoire)
1 fish (cleaned)
1 onion
3 hot peppers
Salt
Red oil
Tomatoes (mashed)
2 or more bouillon cubes
Okra

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Yassa

This is a delicious Senegalese Dish. To eat it in the traditional way,
put the chicken and the sauce over rice (but I prefer cuscus) in a large
pot. Have you and your guests sit around it. Each person should dig into
the part of the pot closest to them and take a mouthful of rice and
chicken, using only his/her right hand. The left hand should never be put
inside the pot. Sometimes you need to ask someone else for help to break
a part of the chicken, that's part of the fun. The middle section of the
pot is open to all.

-5 lbs chicken pieces, skinned and washed

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Chilled Avocado Soup from the Ivory Coast

2 very ripe avocados
4 cups cold chicken or vegetable stock
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon plain yoghurt
2 hefty dashes of Tabasco sauce
salt and black pepper
Garnish: 4 paper-thin slices of lime and Tabasco sauce

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East African Sweet Pea Soup

2 cups chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp grated fresh peeled ginger
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp homemade garam masala, which we happened to have on hand, OR
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
1/4 tsp ground cardamom

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