My Global Food Challenge

Angola (2)

Chicken in Red Palm Oil (Angola)


1 chicken, cut up for frying
½ tsp. of ground coriander
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp. dried orange peel
1 tsp dried minced garlic
¼ cup red palm oil


In a large cast iron or frying skillet, melt the red palm oil. Heat the red palm oil over high heat until you notice the traditional “burn off” that is a result of not filtering the oil.  You will notice a small amount of smoke followed by the oil darkening several shades.  Turn the heat to medium.

In a small bowl, mix the salt and spices. Dust the chicken with the spice mixture.  Place the chicken in the skillet and cover with a lid.  Cook each side of the chicken until well browned and thoroughly cooked.  Drain and serve with coconut jasmine rice and red palm oil veggies.

Link to My Post on Angola:

Cuisine:  Angolan

Main Ingredient:  Chicken

Apple Soup (Angola)


25 ml (1 fl oz) sunflower oil
15 g (½ oz) butter
1 large Onion, chopped
450 g (1 lb) butternut squash, peeled and cubed
200 g (7 oz) peeled and cubed Potato
2 medium eating Apples, peeled and cubed
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
750 ml (1¼ pints) chicken stock
½ teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
small pinch of sugar
100 ml (4 fl oz) milk
25 ml (1 fl oz) brandy


Heat the oil and butter in a large pan, add the onion and sauté until golden.  Add the squash, potato, apples and spices and toss together over a low heat for about 2 minutes, until the fruit and vegetables are coated and the aromas of the spices are released.

Add the stock, salt, bay leaf and sugar, bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for about 25 minutes until the vegetables are soft.  Cool until lukewarm, then remove the bay leaf.  Puree the soup in a blender until absolutely smooth.

Reheat gently in a clean pan, adding just enough milk to give a medium-thick consistency.  Add the brandy and heat through without boiling.

Ladle the soup into warmed bowls, top each one with a little cream and dust with paprika or sprinkle with chopped chives.

To serve:  with whipped or sour cream, a little paprika, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives.

Link to My Post on Angola:

Cuisine:  Angolan

Main Ingredient:  Apples/Soup

Angola on map of Africa

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