Fresh take on African Food

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Pro Tips and African Recipes

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Ramen Noodle with Peppered Goat Meat

Spiced ramen noodle stir fry recipe made with pepper chicken is a West African favorite meal. Just like the rest of the world, ramen noodles are a wildly popular recipe ingredient in Africa. The sapid favor of peppered goat meat mixed with ramen noodles is not your ordinary ramen noodle meal. Five main facts about goat meat. 1. The female goat is used in most recipes because the meat from female goats is tenderer. 2. Cabrito stands for meat from goat kids 4-8 weeks of age while Chevon is meat from an older goat weighing around 48-60 pounds or 6-9 months old at the time of butchery. 3. Goat meat is unique in flavor and palatability. 4. Goat meat is leaner than many other red meats and is usually less tender. 5. Cook your goat meat the same way you like your steak; rare, medium, well-done or anywhere in between. Five Ramen Noodle Facts The birthplace of instant noodles was in Osaka Ikeda a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan where there is a museum dedicated to ramen noodles. In 1

Maasai Cow Ear Stew

Making Maasai Cow Ear Stew In Southern Kenya the Maasai have developed an agro-pastoral system for centuries. Kenya has a large livestock market of cattle used for dairy and beef with 14 million beef cattle and 5 million dairy cows. The Maasai are a well-known cattle raising traditional ethnic group around the world. Maasai people are a nomadic tribe who follows their cattle herds to better grazing lands and water. Livestock have long provided economic security and a way for the agro pastoral Maasai. Agro-pastoralism is the integration of crop production and livestock production. Maasai merchandises such as meat, milk, fiber, hides, and employment are important. Maasai community is highly organized splitting the tasks concerning graze land research, water management, livestock movements. The Maasai traditional diet consists of meat and milk. An excellent recipe is Maasai cow ear stew.   Cow Ear Stew Ingredients 1 pound cleaned chopped cow ears 4 cloves garlic 1

Making Pigeon Pea Flour at Home

How to make homemade pigeon pea flour by grinding dried pigeon peas yourself. Making Pigeon Pea Flour at Home Everyone is used to flours made from wheat and corn, however, pigeon pea flour is not used in many recipes because it is not well-known. Pigeon pea flour, when mixed with other flours such as wheat, makes delicious loaves of bread. Bread flour is used to make bread that has high protein content so during the bread-making process the bread will rise. Pigeon pea flour would fall into the specialties flour groupings such as Paleo baking flour and gluten-free flour. Making pigeon pea flour is easy to make at home, you simply need a blender or coffee grinder.  For the most part, the amount of dried pigeon peas you put into the grinder is the amount of flour you will get. This means you will need to grind the amount of flour you need for a particular recipe plus a little more so you do not run out of flour halfway through making your recipe. The length of time you wi

African-Seasoned Rice and Green Gram Beans

African-Seasoned Rice and Green Gram Beans Rice dishes are typical recipes among African rural and urban communities. Rice dishes that incorporate ingredients like green grams or mung beans are described as classic African dishes. Green Gram is a small green, black or yellow in color common bean with a mild earthy favor. The seeds or the flour may be used in a variety of dishes like soups, porridge, snacks, bread, noodles and even ice cream. The mix of green grams and rice is uniquely prepared using freshly squeezed coconut milk served as a main meal during lunch or dinner. Green grams or mung beans are known as Ndengu and Pojo in Kiswahili. Green grams are commonly grown in Kenya but are native crops of India. Tanzania green grams are known as Nuru and Imara. The dry beans are a good source of vitamins and minerals and contain around 20% protein. Rice and beans is a type of dish many cultures around the world claim as a national dish. Rice and green gram beans is a cla

Somalia Sautéed Salmon

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

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.