The Epicurious Kids were committed to continuing their cooking challenge during their summer break. “Africa is such a large continent, if we don’t continue, we’ll never succeed.” stated Tristan. Fortunately Inigo was in complete agreement.
Exotic ingredients were few and far in between in the one store in the small Norwegian village. “We’re gonna have a hard time…” predicted Inigo. Finding a recipe that was Norwegian friendly was slightly complicated. Liberia and Nigeria seemed to be the easy fit for this cooking challenge.
Suya from Nigeria was an easy choice, chicken marinated and grilled was a no-brainer. For Liberia, the first liberated African country proved to be more challenging. Palava was a meat based dish that required some red chilies, tomatoes, stock, spinach, ginger and onions.
The Palava simmered for close to an hour to allow the chilies to soften into the dish. Epicurious Kids were excited to host their distant cousins for an African meal in their Norwegian summer house. Magnus and Andreas were coming over to fish and play, and perhaps Epicurious Kids could tempt them to try their Palava and Suya dishes.
Dinner guests were expected soon, Anders, Kjetil, Torkil and Siren were all coming to partake of the African feast. Success! Who knew one could whip up Liberian dishes with Norwegian ingredients?!