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What to make with couscous, garbanzo beans and curry

Couscous is pasta made from semolina flour and pairs perfectly with curry and garbanzo beans. What to make with couscous, garbanzo beans and curry Curried Garbanzo Beans and Couscous Ingredients 2 - 15 ounce cans garbanzo beans 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 yellow onions, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ground curry 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tablespoon preserved lemons Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and sauté onions, garlic, and spices. Stir in beans and preserved lemons. Heat for 5 minutes and serve over couscous. About Couscous To the Amazigh or Berber people, spices are very important to every couscous dish. If there is no spice then it is not a Berber dish. Couscous is often mistakenly called rice but it is actually pasta made up of tiny pearls of whe

Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish

Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish Tanzanian coconut curried shrimp recipe is a simple African food recipe to make for a weeknight dinner. Tanzanian curried shrimp is the favorite   dish of coastal Tanzania, the addition of coconut milk adds a sweet-savory taste dimension to this dish. Tanzania Fresh Caught Seafood Dish Coconut Curried Shrimp Ingredients 1 pound cleaned shrimp 2 tablespoons good-quality curry powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 onion, chopped finely 2 tablespoons of butter 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 cup coconut water Directions In a large saucepan brown over medium, heat the butter, curry, onions, garlic, cumin and paprika. Add remaining ingredients, cover tightly, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with ugali, vegetables or white rice. Did you know Tanzania’s name is a combination of the first letters of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the two states that merged to form Tanzania in 1964.

Make Côte d'Ivoire Mango Fool Dessert

Fools are a popular dessert by way of Great Britain into Côte d'Ivoire Africa and are fresh puree fruit folded into whipped cream. Fool is a classic British dessert, learn how to make mango fool dessert from Africa's Côte d'Ivoire. Between 1893 -1899, Côte d'Ivoire became a colony of the British Empire. Côte d'Ivoire, like the rest of Africa is subject to British cultural food influences. We begin with a classic treat mango fool. Fools are a popular dessert by way of Great Britain into Africa and are fresh puree fruit folded into whipped cream. This dessert recipe is simple just remember that ripe mangos make the best mango fool. Note: How to fold: Use a rubber spatula to gently slice through the mixture working in a circular motion while turning the bowl slowly. Folding gives the final product a light and airy texture while stirring will deflate your fool. Mango Fool African Dessert from Côte d'Ivoire (formerly the Ivory Coast) Prep Time: 10 minutes

The African Gourmet

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So, my adventurous friend, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a wild and downright mind-blowing journey through Africa's 54 food nations. You're about to discover a whole new world of cultures, traditions, and practices that'll leave you craving more. Since 2007, The African Gourmet has highlighted Africa through its food and culture. Contact us

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Indulge in our delectable food dishes that serve as a delightful and flavorful gateway to the rich diversity of the African continent.

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

If you're hesitant about trying African food, let me assure you that Moroccan Pastilla Pie offers a delightful culinary adventure. Moroccan Pastilla, or Bastilla or B'stilla, is a traditional Moroccan dish typically served as a special occasion or festive dish. It consists of layers of flaky pastry filled with a mixture of spiced meat, usually chicken or pigeon, along with almonds, eggs, and a hint of sweetness from ingredients like cinnamon and powdered sugar. Traditional Moroccan Pastilla recipes often include a layer of scrambled eggs. Feel free to add beaten eggs to the chicken and almond mixture during the cooking process if you prefer. The pastry is then baked until golden and crispy.

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Merguez is a spicy North African sausage traditionally made from ground lamb or beef and flavored with spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic, and chili. It is often grilled or pan-fried and served with bread or Merguez is commonly used in dishes like tagines, couscous, and stews.