Calalou

A Stew of Mixed Ingredients, Dahomey

Method

Another national dish of Dahomey is the Calalou. In a large and deep earthenware casserole or marmite the following ingredients are put: Beef, mutton, pork, chicken, duck, sometimes game, dried fish, salt prawns, wild local spinach, okra and tomatoes. These are cooked in palm oil till the meat is easily removed from the bones, with a seasoning of salt, and very hot pepper.

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