This is the recipe for Muanj’a moto à l’ancienne, a meal from Cameroon, here prepared for 4 people. Muanj’a moto is the Duala name for a small fish found there. Muanj’a moto are also known as small fritures and might also be known as titiri fish.
Muanj’a moto à l’ancienne- Ingredients
- 8 glasses of muanj’a moto (small fritures)
- 1 handful of njansan
- 2 pèbès
- 2 grains of bobimbis
- leaves of kotimanjo or mint or of basil
- 2 big red chilis
- 1 big onion
- 1 garlic cloves
- ½ litre of palm oil
Muanj’a moto à l’ancienne – Instructions
- Carefully wash the muanj’a moto (if you get the average or big size ones, then cut off the heads and empty the body)
- Put the fish in the sauce pan in which it will be prepared
- Grill the pèbès and the bobimbis and dry crush them
- Crush the njansan, onion, garlic and chilli
- Put all the condiments thus crushed in the sauce pan containing the fish and add salt
- Add oil, stir delicately with a spatula until the contents are relatively homogenous
- Add a leaf of the chosen herb (previously well washed) in the saucepan
- Close the saucepan and cook on low heat for 20 to 30 mn, until the water has evaporated and the fish is soft.
- Serve with miòndòs, macabos, yam or plantains.