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Oleleh

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2012-10-21 14:42

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
40 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Description

Serve hot at parties

Ingredients

2 cups
black-eye beans
1 cup
fish (dried flaked)
3 tablespoons
water
1  
onion (small)
1  
pepper (red)
   
salt (to taste)
   
banana leaves (or aluminum foil squares)

Instructions

How to make Oleleh?
1. Soak beans, remove the skins and grind into a smooth paste.
2. Grind onions and pepper and add to the bean mixture.
3. Add water and mix thoroughly.
4. Remove all bones from the fish and add to the mixture with salt and palm oil. Blend together.
5. Wrap spoonfuls of the mixture in banana leaves or aluminum foil squares. Or pour into cigarette tins, pudding bowl or custard cups all covered tightly with cellophane paper.
6. Cook in a steamer until pudding is firm.
7. Remove from wrapper or container and serve hot.

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