Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ceebu Yapp

Ceebu Yapp is wollof for rice and meat which is usually cooked in one pot, there are variations to this recipe ceebu ginaar rice and chicken or benechin rice and fish, benechin has a special rub that is placed on the fish, that recipe here, back to ceebu yapp:)

1/2 cup oil
1/2 pound of lamb or beef
1 onion diced
1 garlic clove minced
2 carrots roughly cut
1 small eggplant
1 potato cut in half
1 sweet potato cut in half
1 cassava
1 small cabbage cut in wedges
6 okra pods
1 cup of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
2 tsp salt
1 bouillon cube
2 pinches of sugar
1/4 cayenne pepper
1 habanero pepper
3 cups of broken rice
6 cups of water

fry meat in oil until browned add onion and garlic and cook just to release flavour

add water, tomato paste, stir until smooth add all spices and veggies cooking order(carrots, cabbage take longer so cook for about 20 minutes than add the rest) simmer until all are cooked

wash and drain rice

you can do this 2 ways (1) lift meat and veggies out of pot and keep warm add rice and cook on low heat covered until cooked about 20 minutes, serve on a platter with meat and veggies on top or (2) add rice to pot and cook for 20 minutes, serve on platter

Usually there in the prized browned rice stuck to the bottom of the pot called knogn that is all too happy to be received or kept to yourself.

Use whatever veggies you have on hand, nothing here is written in stone :)

1 comment:

Deffa said...

i LOVE Senegalese food, it is my most favorite food and country in the world!!!!!!!!!!!