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Thebouidienne (Fish in the Manner of Dakar) Senegal

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“Any fish goes well in a Thebouidienne (pronounced Cheb-o-djin). If you use fillet of sole or flounder, roll up the fillets before cooking in this manner. I found this on the net.Posted for ZWT7-Africa. Note: This is 4 pounds of fish cut in 1/2 pound pieces to serve 8 people.”
1hr 40mins
8 soup plates

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 6-quart dutch oven, heat oil or margarine. Saute onions, green pepper,salt, and cayenne pepper until lightly browned.
  2. Add tomato paste and 3 cans of water. Blend smooth.
  3. Lay 8 pieces of fish at bottom of pan. Cover with 8 wedges of cabbage, 2 inches wide. Top with 8 halves sweet potato.
  4. Cover tightly and simmer for one hour over low heat until vegetables and fish are done.
  5. Add pimientos and cook 2 minutes longer.
  6. In a large soup plate, arrange 1 cup rice as a bed. Place 1 fish portion in the center. Arrange around the fish, one cabbage wedge, one sweet potato half, one whole pimiento, and one hot pepper from the jar. Repeat until 8 soup plates are filled.

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