#103: Mauritiana-Thieboudienne

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet and one great thing I’ve learned through this project is that so many countries bring an interesting take to fish stews. I’ve made a few over the past two years and was excited to try this new one. Thieboudienne is an African fish stew that includes a variety of root vegetables in a tomato based sauce. The fish can be fried and then set to the side to add at the last minute or poached in the sauce. I found a few different methods for doing this and ended up experimenting a bit. I opted to use cod which in the end was a bit too flaky and didn’t hold its shape, but it tasted great. I also modified the amounts of vegetables in here since it was just far too much for two people for dinner on a weeknight. I stuck with carrots and sweet potatoes for my root vegetables but eggplant and regular potatoes are also often used. I served over rice with some crushed peanuts on top.

Recipe I mainly used: http://q-zine.blogspot.com/2016/01/mauritania-thieboudienne-fish-with-rice.html September 30

Overall Level of Effort: 2

Skill Level: Beginner

Would Make it Again? No (but only because I’ve enjoyed the flavors of other fish stews more)

Additional Notes: This particular recipe had you cook the fish and then let it set for a while before incorporating for poaching. I had read in another recipe that if you use cod, you don’t need to poach because its not as meaty and would disintegrate. I opted to just fry it and it still fell apart! haha So there was some execution issues on my end but I don’t think it had too much of a negative impact on the overall dish.

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