Cookbook:Kwacoco (Cameroonian Steamed Taro Bundles)

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Kwacoco (Cameroonian Steamed Taro Bundles)
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  1. In a medium pot, combine the bouillon powder, smoked fish, crayfish, chile pepper, and turkey. Cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook for 3–5 minutes. Set aside the stock for later use.
  2. Cut the cocoyam into large chunks, rinse right away to avoid discoloration, and soak in cool water until needed.
  3. Either grate the cocoyam or pulse it in a food processor until almost but not completely smooth.
  4. Combine the cooked fish, turkey, spinach, red oil, salt, and country onion spice in a large bowl. Add a little stock as necessary.
  5. Cut the banana leaves into rectangles, removing any undesirable edges. Clean them, drain them, and pat them dry.
  6. Heat the banana leaves over an open flame to wilt them and make them flexible.
  7. Place around 1–2 cups of the above mixture on one leaf. Swiftly fold banana leaves over the filling, pressing the sides into a rectangle form while pressing inward to prevent any filling from leaking out. Fold the sides in twice to seal. Repeat this step with the remaining filling and banana leaves.
  8. Place a rack or steamer inside a large pot with a few inches of boiling water. Line with banana leaves, and place the wrapped bundles in the steamer. Steam for about an hour, adding more water as needed.
  9. Unwrap the kwacoco to serve.