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Pro Tips and African Recipes

The African Gourmet has all the best quick & easy dinners for delicious meals on a busy night. Skillet suppers. Easy lunches. Everyday Meals. Easy African Desserts. From our African kitchens to yours, all the tips, advice and recipes you need to make life more delicious, from everyday dinners and desserts to special occasion African feasts.

Get to know Africa from her African food recipes

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Somalia Sautéed Salmon

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Easy coastal Somalia sautéed salmon recipe. Garlic salmon is a traditional fish recipe among the Bajuni communities in Somalia. Bajuni people are a people of mixed descent Arab, Portuguese and African living on the Bajuni Islands along the coast of Somalia and Kenya in the Somali Sea. The Bajuni are a Swahili speaking people who belong to small independent ethnic community whose occupations are predominantly unskilled labors. The small Bajuni communities are predominately Muslim. In the Indian Ocean, the 3,333 kilometer or 2,071 mile Somali coast line is the longest in Africa. Somalia's coastline consists of the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel to the northeast, and the Somali Sea to the east. Somalin’s love their beef, goat, rice, beans, injera and vegetables; do not forget the banana that is eaten with nearly every meal. Just as with most places in the world, what is on the menu depends on the cooks’ location. Coastal Somali has one of the best fishing groun

Senegalese Style Fish Stew Dinner

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Fish stew in Africa’s 34 th largest country of Senegal is a national dish named Jën Reer in the Wolof language. This Jën Reer fish stew dinner recipe is quick and easy Senegalese dish to prepare. African Gourmet ultra quick Senegalese style fish stew dinner. Ingredients 4 white fish filets 1 large cassava peeled and diced 2 zucchini's peeled and diced 4 carrots peeled and sliced 2 potatoes peeled and diced 1 white onion peeled and diced 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chili pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups vegetable broth   Directions In a large lidded pot, heat oil. Add the onions. Add vegetables, seasonings and broth and simmer 15 minutes. Add fish, cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Serve Senegalese Jën Reer over rice.

French Fry Yams

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Buttermilk-fried yams are the best-fried Nigerian yam recipe. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried yam recipe. When you fry yams, it helps to coat it in buttermilk egg batter because it helps to retain some of the yams moisture while forming a crispy and golden brown shell. French Fry Yams Ingredients 3 medium sized yam 2 large eggs 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 cups wheat flour 1 tablespoon ground allspice Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying Directions In a large pot boil yam, it is easier to peal yams after boiling, and then slice into french fry sized pieces. In a large frying pan heat oil. Whisk the eggs and buttermilk in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and spices. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. Place small amount of yams at a time into the egg flour mixture and add to your hot oil. Fry until brown each side. Drain on a paper towel to rem

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls

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How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls. Make mashed sweet potato balls in the air-fryer, oven or cast iron skillet. Mashed Sweet Potato Balls Ingredients and Directions. Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes 2 large chicken eggs 1 cup wheat flour ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon ground allspice Salt to taste 1 cup bread crumbs Oil for frying Directions On medium-high heat, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet. Wash, peel and boil sweet potatoes then mash well. Add flour, one egg, sugars, spice, zest and salt to make the sweet potato dough to a rolling consistency. Evenly divide sweet potato dough into 12 round balls with your hands, then dredge first in egg and then in panko. Repeat. Fry sweet potato balls a few at a time until golden brown about 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with curry. Don’t want to fry in oil? You can also bake mashed sweet potato balls at 400 degrees until gol

Allspice Mutton Pea Stew

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You will love cooking and eating the African Gourmet's Allspice Mutton Pea Stew recipe. Allspice Mutton Pea Stew West African mutton cuisines are famous for the use of fresh root and leaf vegetables, earthy spices and peas.   First, what is mutton? Lamb and mutton are the meat of sheep at different ages; sheep in its first year is called a lamb while the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. People in North America prepare far fewer mutton recipes than Africa, Asia or Europe, therefore, the term Mutton may seem a little bizarre. Second, what is a pigeon pea? Pigeon pea is a pulse crop rich in proteins, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Consumed as dry or green seeds and green pods pigeon peas are prepared as a snack, soup, mixed with rice or porridge eaten with or without meat. Major African pigeon pea crop growers are Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Allspice Mutton Pea Stew ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1/2 pound mutton meat thinly sliced 1 l

African Food Love recipe secrets for kitchen success.

Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.