Try this recipe with Rock Cornish game hens. They are most compatible with the sweet potatoes and the bananas. If game hens are not available use chicken. This is a great dish. Dont forget to serve Pilli-pilli as a side dish.
˝ cup onions
2 cloves garlic
˝ lb. butter or oil
4 2˝-lb. guinea hens
2 cups chicken stock or water
2 bay leaves
4 large sweet potatoes
4 firm bananas
2 cups white rice
4 to 5 cups boiling salted water
In a 6-quart heavy pan : Sauté ˝ cup onions chopped coarsely and 2 cloves garlic, minced, in ˝ lb. butter or oil.
Sprinkle 4 2˝-lb. guinea hens or any game hens cut in 8 to 12 pieces each with salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
Sauté on all sides until golden brown.
Add 2 cups chicken stock or water, 2 bay leaves, 3 tomatoes, cut in tiny wedges, 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks and 4 firm bananas, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks (plantains may be used if available).
Correct the seasonings. It may need a few drops of Tabasco.
Cook 2 cups white rice in 4 to 5 cups boiling salted water until tender.
Serve the African fowl over the rice.
Yield : 8 half hens
country : Guinea
course : poultry
source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler