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Poulet Yassa (Chicken Yassa)

A traditional chicken dish from the Casamance region of Senegal, Poulet Yassa (Chicken Yassa), is one of the most famous African recipes and is found in Senegalese restaurants the world over. For best results let the chicken marinate overnight; in Africa, this is essential to tenderize the sometimes tougher African fowl. It is also very good when made with fish, see: Poisson Yassa. For the simplest yassa, make the marinade from just oil, lemon juice, onions, and a little mustard.

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African Proverb

Anka berre ko, enya de. (Oji) : A lemon that grows in ripening, is not agreeable (i.e., does not taste well). N.B. -- A thing must be mature before all its good qualities appear.
  (from: Wit and Wisdom from West Africa, Richard Francis Burton)

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