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Dongo-Dongo Recipe

Dongo-Dongo is a popular African Side-Dish
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On :
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
African Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
15 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1/2 tbsp - oil to saute
  • 2.5 Onions - cleaned and finely chopped
  • 2.5 -hot chilli peppers, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 20 - okra, ends removed, cleaned, and chopped
  • 3.5 Cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp Arome Maggi sauce or two Maggi cubes
  • Dried, salted, or smoked fish (cleaned and rinsed) - to taste
  • 1/2 pinch - baking soda or one can Tomato paste (optional)
  • How to Make Dongo-Dongo:

    1. Heat oil in a deep pot.
    2. Sautee onions and garlic for a few minutes.
    3. Add Maggi sauce or Maggi cubes, okra, and peppers. Cook for several minutes.
    4. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and add fish.
    5. If desired, add the baking soda (for a gooey sauce) or the tomato paste (for a red sauce).
    6. Simmer until the okra and fish are tender.
    7. Dongo-Dongo is usually served with a starch, such as Fufu, Baton de Manioc / Chikwangue or Rice.


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