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African Mango Seasoned Chicken Marinade

Idyani Zabwino African Mango Seasoned Chicken Using Mango Beer Marinade Marinated grilled chicken is easy to make starting with a marinade full of flavor from ginger beer and mango. Idyani Zabwino means eat good in the African Chichewa language. This simple beer mango marinade is better than grilled beer can chicken.  Mango African Mango Seasoned Chicken Serves 8 Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes peeled, seeded, and cubed 1 cup ginger beer from your local grocery store Directions In a blender add mangoes and puree. Place all ingredients in covered bowl. Seal bowl, and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. To serve, toss with salad greens and sprinkle with raw walnuts. To marinate chicken, in a sealed plastic bag add chicken and mango beer puree and refrigerate overnight.   Mango beer marinade best ever. Marinated mango beer is easy to make and the marinade will make a boring chicken or green salad sweet and tangy. Best marinated African food you will

How to Make Green Plantain Fufu

Make your own green plantain fufu recipe tonight for dinner. What is fufu? Well, fufu is to West Africa as mashed potatoes are to North America. Both fufu and mashed potatoes have very similar qualities such as Prepared in similar ways Filling Versatile Easy to make Kitchen staple African and American kitchens are not so different. Most everyday meals consist of vegetables either grown in home gardens or purchased from public markets.  Fufu is made from either boiled green plantains, rice, cornmeal, corn, yams or sweet or white potatoes. Fufu is made by mashing starchy foods such as potatoes, yams, cassava, plantains or flour with a liquid such as water or broth. Just like mashed potatoes, fufu is bland until seasonings are added. Fufu is usually served with soups and stews replacing the conventional spoon of North America.  You pinch off a little ball of fufu and use this to scoop up the soup or stew. Mashed potatoes are made by mashing boiled potato

Yellow Plantain Cornmeal Hushpuppies

Make The African Gourmet Yellow Plantain Cornmeal Hushpuppies  What to make with that handful of cornmeal other than cornmeal mush or cornmeal pancakes? Make cornmeal hushpuppies. Cornmeal hushpuppies are a small, flavorful, deep-fried ball made from cornmeal batter.  Make The African Gourmet yellow plantain cornmeal hushpuppies. Yields about 10 to 12 fritters. Ingredients 2 overly ripe yellow plantains ¼ cup onion finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons self-rising fine ground cornmeal ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon brown sugar ½-1 teaspoon red pepper flake   Directions In a large deep frying pan, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil on medium or use a deep fryer set to medium heat. Peel and mash the plantains until it resembles a thick paste. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonful’s into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 ½ -2 minutes on each side. Remove fritter from oil and drain on a paper towel. Hushpuppies are a favorite street food of G

Samosa recipe of Africa is a deep-fried favorite food

Samosas fried pastries are famous African street food Easily make this famous African street food dish of spiced potato stuffed pastries at home. Samosa recipe of Africa is a deep-fried favorite African street food filled with potatoes and African spices. Samosas are the perfect street food meal on the go in Africa. Samosas fried pastries are famous African street food  Make the popular deep-fried African street food of samosas. The culture and food of Africa street food would not be complete without including the African street food recipe of Samosa. Samosas are a famous popular African food recipe and the perfect meal on the go while walking the streets in Africa exploring the culture. Total time from start to finish 1 hour 10 minutes Samosas are a famous popular African food recipe Samosa recipe ingredients and directions Ingredients Dough 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon salt Filling 2 large potatoes

Simpliest Gambian Fish Stew Recipe

Simpliest Gambian Fish Stew Recipe Make simple smoked fish stew for Friday fish night dinner. Simpliest Gambian Fish Stew Recipe A staple in the African country The Gambia is the hearty fish stew supakanja. Supakaja is to The Gambia what chicken soup is to American households in the United States. Friday night dinner The Gambian fish stew The Gambia Yield 4 servings I ngredients 3 filets of any smoked fish 2 filets any white fish 4 cups fresh okra 2 yellow onions chopped 3 cloves garlic crushed 3 cups vegetable stock One 14 ounce can tomatoes Pepper to taste Directions In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic and onions one minute. Drain tomatoes. Add all ingredients together in the large pot and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Serve warm. This African food recipe is easy!

Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe

Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe Homemade South African Carrot Sambal Recipe South African carrot sambal pairs well with everything from sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, fish and grilled meats. Commonly used as a condiment and an ingredient in soups and stews in South Africa, sambal is a chunky hot chili sauce made with hot peppers, spices and fresh herbs used on just about everything. This version of sambal is made with sweet shredded carrots. Ingredients 4 cups finely grated carrots 1 medium finely sliced onion 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon brown sugar 3 chopped hot chilies Directions Toss carrots and onions with lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt, let sit 1/2 hour, then squeeze with hands and discard any excess liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix well.  Allow to sit refrigerated for several hours before serving. Serve with any meat or seafood

How to Cook Ostrich Meat

How to cook South African Ostrich Meat Ostriches are farmed throughout the world for meat, feathers, and leather. An ostrich produces up to 40 eggs and ostriches produce more meat than cattle and contain the least fat, calories and cholesterol of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and turkey. Ostrich meat is red meat but it's low in cholesterol and fat. Standing tall on long, bare legs, the Ostrich has a long, curving, predominantly white neck. Ostriches are mainly vegetarian, eating grass, succulents’ berries and seeds, though they will also eat insects. They swallow large numbers of pebbles which help grind the harder food in the gizzard and aid digestion. Africa’s semi-arid plains, woodlands, savannahs, and grasslands are the habitats where the ostrich lives. Ostriches live in the African countries of Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Mozambique, and Tanzania. How to cook South African Ostrich Meat Ostriches are farmed throughout th

Who Eats Meat in Africa

Who Eats Meat in Africa Ever thought about never eating meat again? Well in three African countries beef is an economic and food lifeline to millions. Africans that eat the greatest amount of meat per person in Africa per year are Gabon, South Africa, and Mauritius. Per year, Africans that eat the least amount of meat per person in Africa are Burundi, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. About African Beef Cattle Industry Three African superpowers of beef production are Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The United States is the largest producer of beef in the world while Vegetarian India is the largest exporter of buffalo meat in the world. In Botswana, as a result of an outbreak of the foot and mouth disease, the exporting of beef by the beef powerhouse country has significantly reduced exports. Zimbabwe’s lucrative beef export into the European Union has been struggling over the past few years. Farm invasions instituted by President Robert Mugabe’s government in 2000 destroyed the se

Orange Blossom Honey Cinnamon Nut Rolls.

Every home who has access to nuts, cinnamon and honey has a recipe for nut filled flaky sheet pie like pastry rolls so lets learn how to bake The African Gourmet sweet honey cinnamon nut roll recipe.  Sweet Honey Cinnamon Nut Rolls Ingredients and Directions. Yields 12 to 14 servings. Ingredients. One 16 ounce package phyllo dough. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. 2 cups chopped walnuts. 1 cup melted butter. Honey Cinnamon Nut Rolls Syrup. 1 cup granulated sugar. 1 cup water. ½ cup orange blossom honey. ¼ teaspoon orange blossom water. Directions. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix cinnamon and walnuts in a medium bowl set aside. Unroll phyllo cut into two equal halves.    Cover phyllo with a slightly moist cloth while assembling to keep from drying out. Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish, brush liberally with butter and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and walnut mixture on top.    Repeat layers.    Before baking cut i

Ethiopia is the History of Coffee

Coffee is now grown worldwide and traces its roots back to Ethiopia in East Africa. Ethiopia is the mother of all coffee plants  History, selling and processing of coffee beans in Ethiopia The coffee cherry normally contains two beans which are flat on one side and develop in the center of the fruit with the flat sides facing each other. When only one bean is produced in the fruit, it is round and called a peaberry. In rare instances, three beans develop that are roughly triangular in shape. Once the coffee berries turn bright red on the trees, farmers must pick them within two days or they will dry. After the cherry is picked, it begins losing moisture. If the cherry is sold by weight and it is not delivered quickly, then weight and therefore dollars are lost. The beans are also losing weight due to physiological respiration. The rate of weight loss is greatest during the fermentation process when around 4% of the weight of green coffee is lost. Once plucked, the farm

How to cook chicken feet

In Africa the chicken feet are cleaned, seasoned, boiled in seasoned water. Chicken feet have a high-fat content which makes it really one of the most tasty parts of chicken for soups and stews. In African cuisine chicken feet are served in a variety of dishes, such as chicken curry and sauteed chicken feet with wild mustard greens. You will eat this chicken feet recipe because it is familiar to you taste buds since chicken feet tastes like chicken. Nothing is more versatile than chicken since you can broil, grill, fry, sauté, bake, and roast, boil, or stir-fry it chicken with countless varieties of aromatic plants and seasonings. Chicken feet are great to use for collagen-rich bone broth which is why chicken feet broth gels so readily.     Let's make Sauteed Chicken Feet With Wild Mustard Greens for dinner tonight. You can buy chicken feet from you local butcher shop or supermarket. Chicken feet are a great flavor additive to chicken broth because of the high fat content,

How to make Egyptian bread

  Egyptian bread is like magic turning flour and yeast into a loaf of handmade bread is an Egyptian art form. Perfect Egyptian bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Simple Egyptian Bread ingredients and directions Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour or all-purpose 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup of warm water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon caraway seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil   Directions  Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir warm water, honey, and yeast in a large bowl let stand about 5 minutes. Add flour, caraway seeds, oil, and salt, the dough is slightly sticky when you are done mixing. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand. Roll dough into small balls then flatten. Cover with a cloth let rise in a warm place for about 2 hours. Place dough on a light colored lightly greased baking pan and bake until golden about 20 minutes. Eat as a pizza crust or simply drizzle with butter and honey for brunch. More e

Simple Eggplant Stew From Chad

Simple Eggplant Stew From Chad Ingredients Found in Your Local Supermarket Simple Eggplant Stew From Chad Eggplants are a traditional vegetable in Chad where the highest populations are found in the southwest, particularly around Lake Chad and the capital N'Djamena.  The African eggplant originates from Central Africa; other local names for the eggplant vegetable are gauta, yalon bello, igbagba and nakati just to name a few.  Eggplant Stew is an easy African food recipe from Chad using eggplants cooked with okra and peanut butter. Make this recipe of Eggplant Stew from Chad Ingredients 1 eggplant cubed 2 cups fresh okra, chopped 10 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 large green pepper chopped 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste Water to cover Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot except peanut butter and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for half an hour, or until th

How to Make Sambal

How to make Spicy Carrot Apple Oelek also known as Sambal Oelek Many countries in Africa are famous for their Sambal. What is a Sambal and how do you make it, let's find out. Sambal is a chili-based fruit and vegetable preserve made sweetly and very hot and used as a condiment. Many countries in Africa are famous for their Sambal. Spicy Carrot Apple Oelek Sambal Ingredients 2 cups finely grated carrots 2 cups grated sweet apples 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon brown sugar 3 chopped hot chilies   Directions Toss 2 cups finely grated carrots and 2 cups grated sweet apples with 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit 1/2 hour, then squeeze with hands and discard any excess liquid. Combine with 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 3 chopped hot chilies, mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Serve with bread, meats, and vegetables as a di

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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.