Grated Kouakoukou or Macabo with white sauce
Kouakoukou recipe (grated Macabo)
- Preparation: 30 minutes
- Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2kg of white macabo
- 2 tablespoons of palm oil
- 750ml of water
- banana leaves or / and cling film
White sauce ingredients
- 300g peanuts
- 6 smoked fish
- 50g (1 handful) dried shrimp
- 2 onions
- 5 tomates
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 5 tomates
- 100ml cooking oil
Preparation of kouakoukou (grated Macabo)
- Peel the macabo and wash it to remove as much mucilage (sticky) as possible
- Finely grate the macabo and put it in a fairly deep bowl
- Add 500ml of water to the bowl containing the grated macabo and mix. Add the salt and 1 tablespoon of palm oil and mix vigorously until the dough is homogeneous
- Add 250ml of water and mix again, set aside
- Soften your banana leaves by soaking them in boiling water
- Then wrap your macabo paste in banana leaves or heat-resistant cling film
- If you are in Europe, the banana leaves sold there are not very resistant, double them with cling film
- Cook in a saucepan, either in a steamer basket or in another container
- The main thing is that the kouakoukous are not in direct contact with the bottom of the pot, to prevent them from attaching
- Leave to cook for 1 hour over medium heat, unwrap and serve lukewarm with the white sauce, the recipe for which is explained below
Preparation of the white sauce:
- Sort the dried shrimp and mash them finely. Reserve them.
- Boil the peanuts for 3 to 5 minutes after boiling, drain them, remove the skin and set them aside.
- Finely crush the peanut, tomato, 1 onion, garlic, and ginger and set aside.
- Pour the oil into a saucepan over low heat. the 2nd onion, cut into slices and cook until the onions become transparent
- Add the tomato puree to the peanuts, cook for 5 minutes. Add the fish and the dried shrimp powder, mix and cook for 5 minutes
- Add 1 glass of water. Mix, salt if necessary and cook for 10 minutes.
- Mix again, add 50ml of water and cook over very low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring often
- Serve with the grated macabo
- Bon appétit!