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Halibut (Ivory Coast)

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Category: African, Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb SALT
  • 4 oz PEANUT OIL
  • 2 lb PUMPKIN (or yellow squash)
  • 2 1/2 lb HALIBUT filleted
  • 1 c COCONUT
  • 2 c WHITE RICE
  • 2 qt WATER plus
  • WATER from the COCONUT
  • 6 oz Can TOMATO PASTE


Africans prepare fish in many interesting ways. Coconut is often used in
cooking fish, as are pumpkin and squash as presented in the recipe below.
In this dish the rice absorbs the flavors of all the ingredients and
seasonings in the steaming process with most delicious results. This is an
ideal dish to cook in individual casseroles if you have them. The secret is
to cover the casseroles tightly so that the rice steams. Use aluminum foil
if your casseroles do not have lids.

In a 6-quart Dutch oven or casserole baking dish: Saute: 2 cups YELLOW
ONIONS chopped finely with 1 tsp. CRUSHED RED PEPPER 1 Tbs. SALT 1 tsp.
BLACK PEPPER in 4 oz. PEANUT OIL until soft but not brown.

Peel 2 Ibs. PUMPKIN (or yellow squash). Cut in 1 inch slices and lay over
the onions. Place 2 1/2 lbs. HALIBUT filleted, cut in 1/2- to 3/4-inch
slices, carefully over the pumpkin. Arrange 1 cup COCONUT peeled and cut in
1-inch strips over the fish. Pour 2 cups WHITE RICE, uncooked, over the
coconut and sprinkle with salt.

Combine: 2 quarts WATER with the WATER from the COCONUT and 1 6-oz. can
TOMATO PASTE. Pour this liquid into the pot carefully so as not to disturb

Cover tightly and allow to cook gently for about 30 minutes or until rice,
fish, and vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed. Serve directly
from the dish in which it is cooked. Do not stir before serving.

Section out portions, cut through, and remove with a wide spatula.

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