Recipes from Guinea: MangoƩ Rafalari (Spicy Mango Stew)

Recipes from Guinea

Mangoé Rafalari (Spicy Mango Stew)

Country: Guinea
Course: Side
Makes: 8 pieces


  • 12 medium ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • 6 smoked carp (I used sardines)
  • 2 large stock cubes
  • 2 chili peppers, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put the mangoes in a pot and add water until just covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, remove the bones from the fish and flake. In a large bowl, mix the fish and onions with the chili peppers.
  3. Heat the palm oil. You can test readiness by adding a small piece of onion to the pan with the oil. When it starts to sizzle, add the fish and onion mix to the pan with a stock cube. Let cook over a low flame for 10 minutes or so.
  4. Now add the mangoes and a little bit of water. Bring back to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.