Here's a link to one of my favorite songs,
And, if you're in the mood for a louder, somewhat, well, seedier song, check out his project, Grinderman- :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuDP7c3Zd8I
|My Brother, Clay & Francine|
Like many African countries, the staples include, cucumbers, manioc, peanuts and stews. Since Gabon is located on the coast of the continent, fish is the most popular source of protein but crocodile and bush meat are eaten as well. Berber, a spicy mix of chili peppers and onion infused clarified butter are used to season most dishes - both of which I had on hand from cooking in Ethiopia!
Here's what I made: Gabon Mustard Chicken and Cucumber Salad
|Onions, garlic and lemons season and tenderize the chicken - I added Berber and clarified onion butter|
|Red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, mint, parley and lemon juice - wonderful|
|Gabonese chicken, rice and cucumber salad make the meal|
|Don't mess with my tongs|
- I large onion, sliced paper thin
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bunch parsley, minced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Juice 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp. minced mint
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- salt and black pepper to taste
Slice the onion paper thin, cut the tomato into thin slices. Peel th cucumber, slice in half and then cut tinto long thin slices (about the same length as the tomato). Mix together the onion, tomato, cucumber and parsley. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
Gabon Mustard Chicken
- 8 chicken pieces
- 1/4 cup mustard (Dijon)
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- Juice from 2 lemons
Brown the chicken in a little oil then transfer to a plate and fry the onions in teh same oil until transluscent. Transfer the onions to a large lidded pot. Add the chicken, mustard and lemon juice. Mix together then cover the pot and cook on low/medium heat till chicken is tender. Serve with rice.
Recipes from www.celnet.org.uk/recipes/
Final Assessment: Very good, simple and clean food. Easy to make - the cumin in the salad was lovely.