My Global Food Challenge

Cameroon (3)

Brochettes a la Camerounaise (Cameroon)


A few pounds of Beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
Onion, sweet green pepper, tomatoes (optional); cut into bite-sized pieces


vinegar (or cider vinegar)
tomato, chopped
onion, finely chopped
garlic, minced
fresh ginger, minced
cayenne pepper or red pepper


Use a mortar and pestle to grind together all of the marinade ingredients.

In a glass bowl mix the meat and marinade, thoroughly covering the meat.  Allow the meat to marinate for several hours if possible.

Place the meat (and vegetables, if desired) on skewers.  Cook the skewered meat under the oven broiler.  Baste with the remaining marinade, making sure the marinade is fully cooked after the last basting.

Link to My Post on Cameroon:

Cuisine:  Cameroonian

Main Ingredient:  Beef

Cameroonian Fried Spinach (Cameroon)

“This recipe was modified from food I ate while in Cameroon. This is traditionally served with a whole grilled chicken and grilled potatoes and plantains. You eat everything with your fingers! (it tastes much better that way).”

Yield: 3 Servings


1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach, rinsed
1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
garlic powder to taste


Heat the olive oil in a wok, or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion, and saute until they are about halfway done. Dump in the spinach, and liberally sprinkle with garlic powder. Fry until the spinach has wilted, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Link to My Post on Cameroon:

Cuisine:  Cameroonian

Main Ingredient:  Spinach

Corn Muffins (Cameroon)

Yield:  6-8 muffins


6 ears fresh corn
3-3/4  teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt


Grate the corn off the cobs. (The original recipe said you could use frozen corn, but I don’t think the results would be as good). Add the baking powder and salt.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease muffin cups (I used butter) and fill up about halfway with the corn mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Link to My Post on Cameroon:

Cuisine:  Cameroonian

Main Ingredient:  Corn

Cameroon on map of Africa

One thought on “Cameroon (3)

  1. The corn muffins were mildly sweet and the marinade for the skewered meat was fragrant and delicious. The spinach with the shitake mushrooms had just the right amount of wilt and salt. Perfect meal!

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