Makayabu is a typical Congolese dish made with salted fish, vegetables, and regional seasonings.

The food is renowned for its irresistible flavor and is enjoyed not only by the locals but also by residents of Gabon and other West African nations. However, based on one’s preferences, the preparation method may vary.

Omega 3 and important minerals are abundant in makayabu. Your immunity will be strengthened and your body will stay hydrated if you include it in your diet.


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  • 500 g salted cod salted and chopped into small sizeable pieces
  • 2 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves zested
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ sliced cabbages
  • 3 Zucchinis
  • 2 cubes


  • Soak your salted fish in water to rehydrate it and remove any excess salt
  • Sauté your onion, bay leaves, and garlic. Add your fish and fry it till golden brown. Remove and put it in a separate bowl
  • In the same pan, add 150ml cooking oil and onions and sauté them. Add your Zucchinis and let it cook for 2 minutes
  • Add your cabbages and stir for one minute. Simmer it for 4 minutes for the cabbage to cook
  • Add your bell pepper and simmer it again for 4 minutes
  • Add your fish and cubes to the vegetables, and stir for one minute. Simmer it for 3 minutes then serve with boiled cassavas or rice
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Nympha Nzeribe
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