4 from 1 vote
Kwacoco Bible
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Grated cocoyams mixed with fish, and seasoning and cooked in banana leaves. It is an insanely delicious Cameroonian delicacy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Precious Nkeih
  • 7 medium cocoyams (taro)
  • 1 cup palm oil - lightly warmed
  • 1 cup smoked fish - flaked
  • 1 cup crayfish - roughly blended
  • 3 small seasoning cubes (Maggi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/2 bunch cocoyam leaves (or spinach) - chopped
  1. Peel cocoyams then use a grater to grate into a smooth paste (please see video). You could use a food processor to process.

  2. Mix together grated cocoyams with salt, Maggi, palm oil, spinach and fish until everything is well incorporated. [Prepare pot by lining the under with banana leaves or aluminium foil. Wrap about 3/4 cup in each portion of banana leaves or aluminium foil. Place the litte wraps into the prepared pot. Cover all the wraps with some more aluminium foil of banana leaves then add in water to about half way of the wraps. Let it cook for one hour. Every 15 minutes, check and add more water so it doesn't burn. When it has cooked for one hour, allow the water left in pot to dry up then turn off the heat.

  3. Unravel and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You could enjoy Kwacoco with some Canda Stew on the side. So good!