Djibouti Fah-fah is a classic dish made typically of goat meat with vegetables and green chilies. This is sometimes called a stew, it is hardy meal and delicious served with their flat bread called canjeero. If you can’t find goat meat feel free to substitute whatever meat you would like. I happen to use goat and found the meat and the dish to be outstanding.
I have seen goat meat in my local Asian and African stores. If you can locate it, you really should give it a try. If you have had it before or make this Djibouti fah-fah with goat meat I would really love to hear how much you enjoyed it. If you would like to learn more about the country be sure to check out “Our Journey to Djibouti”. There you can also find more authentic recipes from this most interesting country.
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Djibouti Fah-Fah (Djibouti Soup)
A wonderful soup from Djibouti that is typically made with goat meat and served with canjeero flatbread.
- 1 1/2 lb. goat meat cubed (Beef or lamb could also be used)
- 2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1/2 head of cabbage or kale finely sliced
- 2 leeks finely sliced 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely sliced
- 1 green chili finely chopped
- 2 onions finely sliced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 bunch coriander chopped
- Add the meat and all the vegetables to a pot.
- Cover with water and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
- Add the garlic and coriander and top-up with 2 cups water.
- Allow to simmer for 40 minutes, until the meat is done.
- Serve in a soup bowl with canjeero for a delicious Djibouti meal!