I shot WOMADelaide again this year – this is the stunning Dobet Gnahoré at Taste The World, a stage set up for the music artists to cook a dish from their country of origin.
Dobet cooked “Fish Alko” from her native Ivory Coast.
30 plantain bananas
10 sweet potatoes
5 small pimentos
4-5KG fish (such as Colin, codfish)
salt & pepper
3 Lt peanut oil
Maggi stock cube
Cut the plantain bananas and sweet potatoes into small diced cubes and fry in hot oil in large frying pan.l
Cut tomatoes and onions into small pieces. Put them in a bowl. Mix oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and stock cube. Make chili sauce with onion, salt and pepper in a pan.
Clean fish if it’s fresh – once with water, then with lemon and put it in a bowl (otherwise use frozen fish)
Mix the flour, eggs, salt pepper and maggi stock cube.
Coat the fish pieces in this mixture
Put oil in a skillet until the oil is heated to bring the fish and cook until browned, then remove.
Chop the onion and pimentos, fry in a hot pan with a little oil. Add the tomatoes and season to taste.