Menu: Cameroon

My husband about climbed the walls with excitement when he found out we were making Groudnut Croissants (well, there was a five second delay, until he realized that by “Groundnut Croissants” I meant croissants spread with ooey gooey peanut butter). Who wouldn’t? Peanut butter rolled up into a steaming croissant? Yes please!

Our Cameroonian menu represents a crossroads of cultures and traditions. With elements of West African and French cuisine, the simple recipes below are easy to prepare and full of flavor. Particularly that peanut-buttery croissant!

Fried Whole Fish [Recipe]
Fish is an affordable and readily available source of protein in Cameroon. Regional fish include Tilapia, Catfish, Carp, and Snapper.

West African Peanut Sauce [Recipe]
Peanut butter and cayenne pepper join forces to create a simple sauce for any dish.

Corn with Plantains [Recipe]
Fresh or frozen corn stewed with sweet plantain.

Peanut Butter Croissants (Groundnut Croissants) [Recipe]
Croissant dough spread with peanut butter, rolled up and baked until golden.

Mango Daiquiris [Recipe]
Fresh mango, lime juice, sugar, and rum.


  1. Jessica Bennett says

    Wow, that sounds delicious! Cameroon is another place I’d really like to visit.

    • globaltable says

      Thanks! Yes, every week I add another country to the list that I’d like to visit….sigh

    • globaltable says

      I’m going to include a link to a good croissant recipe (someone else’s), but with Ava so mobile now, I have to use pre-made dough as a time saver. I was pleased to find a natural brand at my grocery store…. I remember the days when could whip up croissants any time I wanted… sigh. Ava’s totally worth it though! 🙂

  2. Tina says

    So groundnuts are peanuts? Never knew that, though I did know from the boys’ history class years ago that they used to be called goober peas! I wonder if Keith would drool over goober pea croissants?!

  3. elisa says

    this one is so fabulous..the recipes are yummy..I love how you share your reality adjustments…”ava is so mobile” true..and your solutions to the reality is premade problem! yay!
    Um..excuse me: you can just whip up croissants anytime you want.?? Well, I think its about time you have a cooking show on food network, baby husband and all!

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