How to prepare a typical dish of Sierra Leone

Yebeh is a typical dish from Sierra Leone, an African country where one of its many riches is gastronomy, largely unknown outside the continent. The NGO Habitfrica organized a campaign in which several African cooks brought the aromas of their land and their culinary traditions, to make their succulent delicacies known to the world. It is a kitchen of basic products, but for that very reason healthy in which tubers, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and condiments come into play. Homemade and very simple food.


  • 3 kg of yams.
  • 2 kg of smoked fish.
  • 1 small cup of palm oil.
  • 100 g of dried prawns.
  • 1 onion.
  • 1 green pepper.
  • Salt.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:

  1. The yam is peeled and chopped into cubes (the yam is a genus of tropical plants, whose tuber is widely used for food, being a staple for consumption in some African countries). It is washed and poured into the saucepan with water to cook it for approximately 20 minutes, together with the smoked fish already chopped.
  2. Add the green pepper and onion chopped with salt. Leave covered for 10 more minutes over medium heat.
  3. Once this time has passed, the ground dried prawns and palm oil are added.
  4. Leave another 10 minutes until it takes the taste and it is ready to serve.
  5. You are ready to eat the Yebeh is a typical dish of Sierra Leone! Let’s enjoy it.


  • Smoked fish that is to taste.

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