Bouillon is a traditional dish in Haiti usually prepared on Saturdays. It is full of root vegetables and leafy vegetables. It also contain meat and/or seafood. Many people prepare it with meat only or with seafood only or both.
2medium white sweet potatoespeeled and cut in cubes, white sweet potatoes or yellow if you prefer
2malangaor Yautia. peeled and cut in cubes
1large green plantainpeeled and cut in 2.5cm (1" slices)
2tablespoonsbeef bouillon powder
garlic powderto taste
½of a hot pepperor 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Juice lime and set aside. Rinse meat under running water. Clean meat with lime and rinse again with water. Pat dry and place in a bowl. Add parsley, salt, ground black pepper, garlic, scallions, thyme and lime juice. Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight. Boil meat first with its own juice. Add water gradually until meat is fully cooked. Once fully cooked, prepare the dumplings.
In a bowl, add flour, water, salt, black pepper, sweet paprika. Mix all ingredients until there are no lumps. (best to mix with your hands). With a spoon or with your hands form 2.5 cm (1") or 5 cm (2") dumplings. Set aside.
If using blue crabs, clean blue crab, remove shell and cut in half in center. Season either with seafood spice or your regular spice. Set aside.
In a large stockpot, at medium heat, add oil, onions and green peppers. Fry for about 2 - 3 minutes. Add spinach, chayote, carrot, tomatoes and parsnip. Fry all veggies for 4 - 5 minutes. Add 8 cups of water and cover to boil. Let veggies cook for about 7 - 8 minutes. Add meat and the remaining ingredients, including dumplings. Cover ajar and let boil until all ingredients including dumplings are fully cooked about 25 - 30 minutes. Add blue crabs if using and cook for another 10 - 15 minutes. Additional garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. If mixture if too thick add additional water. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Bouillon is a traditional dish in Haiti usually prepared on Saturdays. It is full of root vegetables and leafy vegetables. It also contains meat and/or seafood. Many people prepare it with meat only or with seafood only or both.Cooking time has not been defined because of meat and root vegetables variations.If you need to learn how to clean blue crabs click on this link: http://www.bluecrab.info/cbyc.html