Prepare your soup.

Wash your meat, chicken, fish, and seafood. Cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Cut stewing beef into 1 inch pieces and smoked turkey into 1/2 inch pieces. If using bonnies, peel and remove bones. Clean crab and break apart. Combine all in pan with shrimp.

Add 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp seasoned salt. Stir to spread seasoning evenly. Let sit for 20 minutes.

Put all your meat in a deep pot. Add one half of onion to pot. Add a small piece of Hot Pepper. (see Tips below). Add 2 cups of water and cook half-covered on medium high for 20 minutes.

Spoon all your m
Make your cassava leaf.

Add cassava leaf to the pot with the remaining water. Add 1 tsp of seasoned salt, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1/4 tsp of black pepper. Add second half of chopped onion.

Half cover pot and cook on medium. Stir frequently, scraping bottom of pan with cook spoon. Cook until water is almost dried.

Add meats and palm oil. Bring to boil on medium. Reduce heat to low, and continue to cook, stirring frequently. Be careful not to let the sauce stick to the bottom of the pan. Taste your sauce. If you would like more salt, add a chicken soup. Or carefully add more salt.

Cook until dry. Your sauce is dry when you can no longer see water bubbling in the sauce about 30 to 45 minutes (see Tips below).

Enjoy with Rice.
You Will Need

3 -8oz bags of defrosted grated cassava leaf
1 lb shrimp (with shells)
2 crabs (cleaned)
3 lbs chicken and beef
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 C smoked turkey (diced)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps seasoned salt (Lawrys is great)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 to 1 C red palm oil

Optional ingredients:

1 large Orange (see Tips)
1 pod of hot pepper (see Tips)
2 bonnies (optional from Spanish or Oriental store)
1 piece dried fish – about the size of 1 C
Maggi chicken soup (optional)


DESCRIPTION : Liberian cuisine has been influenced by contact, trade, and colonization from the United States, especially foods from the American South (Southern food), interwoven with traditional West African foods. The diet is centered on the consumption of rice and other starches, tropical fruits, vegetables, and local fish and meat. Liberia also has a tradition of baking imported from the United States that is unique in West Africa.