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Gambian cookery class with Sereh (meat or vegan option)


December 15


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Event Category:

Online Classes

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Learn the secrets of Gambian cooking in Chef Sereh’s online cookery class!

Join Chef Sereh in preparing a wonderful Gambian meal for her online cookery class! This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food.

The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours long. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!

Before the class, we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! Please read this carefully as there may be some recipes you need to prepare before the class. We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.

Sereh’s cook along dishes will be Gambian Lamb with Peanut Butter Sauce and Fried Plantain.

This menu contains meat (lamb), but can be made vegan by using a meat substitute. Sereh will be cooking the meat option but will talk you through both alternatives. Allergens include: gluten, celery, peanuts.


  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 2 frying pans
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • Kitchen paper

Ingredients List

  • 300g lamb ( any boneless cut) (or Quorn), diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g smooth peanut butter
  • 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small potato, cut into big chunks
  • 1 carrot, cut into big chunks
  • 2 Maggi cubes (African seasoning cubes)
  • 400ml water
  • 1⁄2 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bottle of vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 120g plain rice (for serving)
  • 2 plantains, sliced

A message from Sereh:

“Hello, I’m Sereh from Gambia. I was brought up in a town called Boo Noknok manok. My mother wasn’t around when I was growing up so my great grandmother taught me to cook when I was very young. In Gambia all young girls learn how to sweep, boil the rice, wash your cloths and look after yourself from a very young age. My mother tongue is Mandinka. I arrived 11 years ago to Bristol. I have a strong community here. I’m still waiting to get my status from the Home Office so I can start working. I really love cooking. I would like to be a professional chef one day. I love dancing and learning new things. I wanted to join Migrateful because I love cooking so much and I’m excited to teach others about my food”


Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot on a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.

Please note that we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place. No changes are allowed if the class is missed. When you register for this event, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. If you are not able to attend the class, you can pass on your tickets so someone else can attend on your behalf.

We require a minimum of 6 participants to run this class and reserve the right to cancel it due to insufficient enrolment. If this occurs, we will, at your convenience, transfer you to another class of your choice of the same value. If this option does not suit you, you will have the choice to receive either a gift voucher for the class or a full refund. In the case of insufficient enrolment, we will inform you at least 6 days before the class.

^ Picture kindly shot by participant @nettychetty during Sereh’s online class