SENEGAL SEAFOOD STEW

1 teaspoon salt

2 green unripe bananas, sliced (in -inch rounds)

4 cups chopped onions

2 cloves minced garlic

2 tablespoons vegetable broth

teaspoon cayenne pepper

teaspoon summer savory, (or thyme)

2 potatoes, chopped

2 sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped

2 cups chopped cabbage

1 cup chopped fresh parsley

3 cups canned tomatoes, chopped with juice

3 cups vegetable broth, (or water)

1 pound fresh, shelled, deveined shrimp

1 pound orange roughy, cut up in pieces

Dissolve salt in enough water to cover sliced bananas. Soak for about 15 minutes, then drain them and set aside

Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in 2 Tbls until onions are just translucent. Stir in cayenne and summer savory and saute a few minutes more. Add potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, parsley, tomatoes and broth.

Bring the stew to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add the bananas, shrimp and fish (if cooked shrimp was all you could find, add them in last 5 minutes). Simmer gently for 10 minutes or until fish is opaque and shrimp are pink. Add more water if stew is too thick. Add salt to taste.

Serve over steaming rice. Garnish with wedges of lemon or lime.

Variation: To make a soup, add more stock or water. Serve with plenty of french bread and fresh fruit.

6 servings

366 kcal per serving

country : Senegal

course : main course

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