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Pepper Water Chicken Stew

Pepper Water Chicken Stew Pepper Water Chicken Stew Learn how to cook super hot West African Pepper Water Chicken Stew an essential African food recipe. Pepper Water Chicken Stew Ingredients 3 pounds chicken  1 pound cubed veal  4 cups cold water 2 large onions, sliced 1 tablespoon butter 3 hot chili peppers 4 peppercorns 4 cloves 4 stalk celery, diced 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Juice of one lemon Directions Cut up the chicken and veal, add the cold water to them and place over a slow fire. Slice the onions and brown them in the butter.  Add them and the peppercorns, cloves, chopped celery, and curry powder stirred to a smooth paste with a little water to the meat.  Simmer together slowly until the chicken is tender. Remove the meat from the bones and cut it into small pieces.  Put the bones into the kettle and simmer for another hour. Strain the liquid from the veal and bones and remove

West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe

West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe   African Recipes by African Gourmet   African fresh orange cake from the West African country of Sierra Leone is a citrus ginger cake recipe easy to make from scratch. Oranges are locally grown in villages and sold at local markets throughout the African country.  Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 50 min Total time: 1 hour 10 min West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons grated young fresh ginger root 2 sticks unsalted butter 3 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange extract 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Grease and flour two bread loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl hand mix flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. In another large bowl, cream butt

Unveiling the Flavors of Boer Cuisine

Bobotie: South African Chicken Beef, and Lamb Delight with a Touch of Sweetness. Bobotie is a delicious dish that not only satisfies your taste buds but also celebrates the culinary heritage of the South African descendants of the Boer people. Its unique blend of savory and sweet flavors gives you a glimpse into the rich tapestry of South African cuisine's diverse flavors and aromas. Make three South African Bobotie recipes of Spiced Chicken, Beef, and Lamb Bobotie. Bobotie not only tantalizes the taste buds but also celebrates the culinary heritage of South African descendants of the Boer people. With its savory and sweet nuances, this remarkable dish offers a window into the rich tapestry of flavors and aromas that define South African cuisine. So, embark on a culinary adventure and savor the magic of lamb Bobotie, where tradition and innovation converge in a symphony of taste and delight. Sweet and Savory Chicken Bobotie Ingredients: 1 pound ground chicken 1 onion, finely cho

Rice Bread is Traditional Bread from Liberia

Rice Bread is Traditional Bread from Liberia Rice Bread is Traditional Bread from Liberia Liberian rice bread is time-honored Liberian bread baked by households across the country. Rice is eaten as breakfast, lunch, and dinner in most Liberian households. Liberian rice bread is traditional bread from Liberia Africa. Ingredients 2 cups of rice flour 3 mashed very ripe yellow plantains or very ripe bananas 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup vegetable oil Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Bake in a well-greased loaf pan for about 40 minutes. Now that you know how to make rice bread from Liberia, make okra stew traditional West African stew. Did you know Liberia is Africa's oldest Republic since July 1847. Liberia’s name derives from the Latin word

The African Gourmet

In 2023, we mark 16 years of dedicated service in discovering, collecting, and sharing African history and heritage. Our mission is to promote a sense of pride and appreciation for this rich cultural legacy and important educational resource.

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

Chic African Culture

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.