Attieke is an Ivorian traditional couscous food made from fermented and grated cassava. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Attieke’s flavour is distinct; like fresh cassava, attieke tastes and smells tropical with nutty vanilla tones and evokes images of palm trees and an unrelenting sun.
How to cook Attieke
You can cook attieke in many different ways. The most popular is “attieke poisson grillee” – prepared with fried fish and sliced tomato, onion and green pepper.
Below is a simple recipe that you can fool
-1 bag of attieke
-1 tablespoon of vinegar
-2 Maggi or stock cubes
-2 tablespoon of olive oil
-Place the attiéké in a metal bowl, then place in a steamer basket and steam until all the water has been absorbed.
-Now remove from the steamer and work the attiéké with a fork to break up any clumps.
-Return to the steamer and cook for about 10 minutes more.
-Turn the attiéké into a bowl and work with a fork to break up all the clumps (if the clumps do not break up, it has not cooked enough).
-Steam for a further 10 minutes.
-Continue this process until the attiéké is fluffy and cooked but not sloppy (it should look like couscous or grits).
-Once it is done, turn into a large bowl and work in the vinegar, crumbled Maggi cubes and olive oil. To serve, turn the attiéké onto a dish and garnish with a bit of diced tomato and thin slivers of sliced onion.
The process can take up to 25 minutes. Serve attieke with stewed meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables. The sauce from a stew dips into the grain and balances the somewhat sour and tropical flavours much as it does in traditional couscous in northern African cuisine.
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