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Delicious food in Sierra Leone

Are you’re looking for an African country with all the tasty and assorted meals? Brace up! you’ve just arrived at your destination! Sierra Leone is a country known for its delicious rich food and culture. The capital Freetown hosts tons of international restaurants and the real Salone dishes are made by locals. So, you will for sure be delighted after few swallows

Pancakes with dried plantain will make your arrival breakfast a perfect start, or a more virtuous meal of juicy mangos and pineapple will leave you light and set to begin your exploration.

The well-spiced mouth-watering fish whether tilapia or the thick barracuda steaks will leave you with no better option.

The beach shacks and restaurants offer delicious shellfish meal of either oyster, lobster, or crab and that is a lunch experience to write home about.

The aroma of warm freshly baked bread like baguette on trays in markets, and street corners are sure to entice any first timer.

Don’t leave without trying Sierra Leone’s special groundnut stew with diced cassava leaves served with chili and a sizable cut of goat, fish, and chicken. And this can be flushed down with a chilled bottle of local star beer for a complete refreshment.

Baked Chicken in a Peanut Sauce Recipe

3 tbsp olive oil
1.3 kg chicken, cut into large pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
600 g fresh tomatoes, chopped (or 2 tins)
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 habanero chilli, chopped
1 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
200 ml peanut butter
200 ml chicken stock
450 g fine (French) beans
Cooking Instructions:
Add the oil to a large pan and sauté the chicken pieces in this until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside then add the onions and chilli to the pan and sauté for five minutes. Add the tomatoes and bell pepper and cook for a further 10 minutes. Add the thyme, bay leaf, salt, and cayenne and mix thoroughly. Mix the peanut butter with the chicken stock until completely smooth. Transfer the chicken to a casserole, pour the tomato mixture and the stock mixture over the top and add the fine beans. Cover and bake in an oven pre-heated to 180C for 1 hour. Serve on a bed of rice.

For more information about tourism in Sierra Leone, click here. Sierra Leoneans residing abroad can shop vendors in Sierra Leone and have family members pick up.

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