Fish Yassa


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

The term yassa refers to a family of dishes popular in West Africa, especially in Senegal. The basic preparation centers on a tangy sauce of onions, mustard, and lemon juice. Traditionally, the onions are fried in palm oil, a richly flavored, reddish oil sold at African and Brazilian markets. Palm oil is high in saturated fat, so here I approximate its color and flavor by cooking canola oil with a spoonful of paprika. There are lots of possibilities for fish here: The traditional cho