How to Make the Tasty Attiéké or Cassava Couscous With Fried Fish


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Today we share how to make Attieke or Cassava couscous with fried fish, a delicious meal from Cote d’Ivoire.

Attiéké is a popular side dish that originates from Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa. Attieke is made from fermented grated and granulated cassava resembling couscous. It is of two kinds – frozen and dried attieke.  You can purchase Attieke in your local tropical store and on Amazon too.

How to Make the Tasty Attiéké or Cassava Couscous With Fried Fish

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How to Make Attieke


  • 1 large white fish 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced thin
  • 1 pound of dry or frozen Attiéké
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Water as required
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • A teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large fresh tomato chopped
  • 1 medium white onions diced
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and chopped
  • A tablespoon lemon juice
How to Make the Tasty Attiéké or Cassava Couscous With Fried Fish


  • In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, and sauté for about 10 minutes until soft. Go ahead and add the spices and pour in a little water, stir and bring to a boil.
  • Add fish, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Moisten the attieke with water and steam for 20 minutes. When tender, transfer the cassava couscous into a bowl, add salt and vegetable oil and mix with a fork so that the grains do not stick.
  • Mix chopped vegetables and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Serve fish with onion sauce over the cassava couscous and with a side salad and enjoy.

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