Dongo-Dongo is another example of an African dish that is both a sauce and a soup. It is sometimes made with fish, and sometimes with meat, but always with okra.
- 2-3 tbsp oil to sauté
- 2 onions, cleaned and finely chopped
- 2 hot chile peppers, cleaned and finely chopped
- 20 or more okra, ends removed, cleaned, and chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-2 tbsp Arome Maggi® sauce or two Maggi® cubes
- any amount of dried, salted, or smoked fish, cleaned and rinsed (use a little just as a flavoring, or enough for everyone to have a serving)
- a pinch of baking soda -- or—one can tomato paste (optional)
Heat oil in a deep pot. Sauté onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add Maggi® sauce or Maggi® cubes, okra, and peppers. Cook for several minutes. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and add fish.
Dongo-Dongo is usually served with a starch, such as Fufu, or rice.