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Sese Plantains( Turning Plantains)

Sese Plantains( Porridge ) - a popular Cameroonian and West African everyday meal that is brimming with flavors from plantains, meat and spices and seasonings. A family-friendly one-pot meal!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 654kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 pounds of meat goat meat, shank meat
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 pounds of unripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup Crayfish
  • ½ cup of Palm Oil
  • 2 Maggie 1 Tablespoon bouillon
  • Cayenne Pepper optional
  • 1 bunch of fresh kale chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In Large –sized sauce pan, boil meat seasoned with salt, cayenne pepper, onions until tender, depending on the meat. You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker
  • Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain, peel only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back.
  • Cut the plantains into thick round shape.
  • Place the plantains into the pot of boiled meat, add the Maggie, crayfish red oil and remaining onions
  • Bring to a boil and low the cooker to medium and let it cook slowly for about 20
  • Finally add the kale and cook for an additional 10 minutes
  • Remove fro m heat and serve warm.


Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 1563mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 3995IU | Vitamin C: 60.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4.7mg