It is another #TastyThursday and we want you to crave for a taste of a Gambian dish- Aka As Yassa Gannarr.
Yassa is a Gambian food, which can be either chicken or fish. It is a tangy and spicy dish that makes use of lots of onions, vinegar, and lemon juice. This spicy goodness can be eaten with rice.
1-2 chickens cut into serving pieces
6-8 large onions, sliced
2 tablespoons of Dijon-style mustard
3 heads of garlic (optional)
1 cup of red vinegar
2 fresh chili peppers
1 teaspoon of dried chili peppers
1 tablespoon of black pepper (freshly ground)
6 seasonal cubes
1 bay leaf
6 lemons or limes
Salt to taste
Wash the chicken pieces and dry them with a clean cloth.
2. Set the chicken aside.
3. In a large cooking-pot, mix the onions, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, bay leaf, mustard, vinegar and chilies.
4. Now add the chicken pieces, stirr with the ingredients
5. Let the chicken marinate for at least one hour. (For the best results you can keep the chicken marinating in the fridge for several hours or overnight).
6. Before any cooking, remove the chicken pieces from the marinade; and, grill, over charcoal, until done on both sides.
7. Remove the onions from the marinade; sauté gently in a little oil until soft and brown.
8. Add the marinade and cook for five minutes.
9. To this, add the chicken pieces and half a cup of water.
10. Cover with lid and simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until the chicken is properly cooked; adding the seasonal cubes, salt and pepper to taste.
11. Serve Yassa with plain boiled rice.