M’tsolola recipe | Comoros Cuisine

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Comoros is an island located in coastal Africa. The island was first discovered in 1529 by Grande Comore. It sits between Madagascar Island and Mozambique. Neighboring the island is Seychelles and Tanzania. Traditionally, Comoros is an Island of the black that got its mixing stamp from Arab invaders and French Colonialists. It also absorbs the Islam religion as its identity – a result of Arab domination of the local people. Comoros Island has had 20 coups!

Traditionally, Comoros is an Island of the black that got its mixing stamp from Arab invaders and French Colonialists. It also absorbs the Islam religion as its identity - a result of Arab domination of the local people. Comoros Island has had… Click To Tweet

Like most African Nations, Comoros Island was colonized in the 19th century by France, who influenced the cuisine felt here. The island culinary art is exciting with sumptuous diverse cuisines that boast of an exotic fusion of French and Arabs flavors. Residents here rely on Agriculture, which constitutes 80% of the working force. Farming practices have a strong influence on the cuisine felt here. The main staples in their culinary art include cassava, rice, seafood, coconuts, and fried plantains. One of the dishes which contain almost these ingredients is the M’tsolola recipe.

Comoros Island was colonized in the 19th century by France, who influenced the cuisine felt here. Click To Tweet

M’tsolola is a tasty delicacy prepared with fish, plantains, and coconut milk with a great fusion of flavors from Asia, French, and the Middle East. Meat from cows and goats are not popular. Cows and castrated goats are only slaughtered during special religious occasions. Before taking any meal in Comoros, it is good to say bismillah (thanks to Allah).

Before taking any meal in Comoros, it is good to say bismillah (thanks to Allah). Click To Tweet

M’tsolola Recipe

  • 1 pound fish fillets
  • 1 tbsp.  fresh ground black pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • Coconut cream 400g or coconut milk 400ml
  • 2 bunches of baby spinach
  • 1tbsp. ground hot chilli or paste
  • 6 green plantains ( peeled and sliced into sizeable pieces)
  •  Salt
  • 100ml water
  • 500 ml olive oil

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  • In a large bowl, mix garlic, chilli, salt, pepper. Put the mixture in a blender or food processor and grind until you get a thick paste
  • Add your spinach and continue grinding
  • In a cooking pot, mix your paste with water, and half of your coconut milk. Simmer and let it cook for 20 minutes
  • In a saucepan, heat your oil and fry your fish fillets and green plantains
  • Once the fish fillets and plantains are almost cooked, remove them from the oil and add them to your sauce and bring the mixture to boil for 7 minutes on medium heat
  • Stir and taste at this point to make sure the salt and other seasonings are well incorporated
  • Add the remaining coconut milk and stir gently. Simmer and cook for 5 minutes until you get a thick sauce
  • Serve while hot with coconut rice

There you have it, a perfectly quantified M’tsolola recipe with exotic seasonings to satiate your taste buds. The meal is loaded with nutrients to keep your body nourished. Try it today and leave us a comment.

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