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Two easy squab recipes baked and fried

Squabs for dinner? Don't make that face, squabs are small, expensive and delicious. A great variety of dishes are made squabs and you will never tire of their delicious flavor and tender meat. Easy Oven Roasted Squab Recipe Two easy Moroccan squab recipes, one baked and one fried Ground Cumin and Allspice Squab Recipe Ingredients 5 cleaned and cut-up squabs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder Olive oil for frying 3 cups all-purpose flour Directions In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, add squab and buttermilk and refrigerate 1 hour. In another resealable plastic bag, combine flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Shake to mix well. Move one piece of squab at a time from the marinade into the flour mixture. Shake well to coat completely. Place on rack and continue with the remaining squab. Heat 1-inch vege

African Food Recipe Pumpkin Leaf Stew

African Food Recipe Pumpkin Leaf Stew Learn how to make a African food recipe of pumpkin leaf stew that will be one of your favorite African vegetable recipe dishes. Healthy pumpkin leaf stew is a simple recipe to make full of green healthy pumpkin and pumpkin leaves. The making an African Food recipe of Pumpkin Leaf Stew How To Cook African Food Pumpkin Leaf Stew. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients 3 handfuls young pumpkin leaves 1 medium onion chopped 2 medium tomatoes diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 minced garlic clove 1/2 teaspoon black and red pepper 1 diced hot pepper 2 cups of water Salt to taste Directions Add all ingredients simmer 30 minutes. Serve with rice or bread. Did you know Traditionally, almost every household in Uganda has one or two pumpkin plants in the backyard, mainly for domestic consumption. Pumpkins are grown across the country mainly for household cooking with the remaining crop being sold at the m

Banana Couscous Breakfast Cereal

Banana Couscous Breakfast Cereal Couscous breakfast recipe uses the mild taste of couscous paired with fresh bananas, honey and spices to make the perfect couscous breakfast cereal. Couscous is pasta made from semolina flour.  Although couscous was traditionally hand-rolled, in modern times it's made by machines. What does couscous taste like? Well, couscous is made from semolina flour and similar to spaghetti tastes without any sauce, this is the best way to describe the taste.  Our recipe uses the natural taste of couscous to an advantage by pairing, fresh bananas, honey and spices to make the perfect couscous breakfast cereal. Couscous is North Africa's favorite food Banana Couscous African Breakfast Cereal Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min Couscous is a neutral flavored dish that combines with just about every ingredient imaginable. It has a mild taste and picks up the flavors you cook it wit

How to Make North African Mutton Stew.

How to Make North African Mutton Stew. Nutrition Information Calories: 190 calories per serving Fat Content: 5 grams of fat per serving Recipe makes 4 servings Learn how to make this tender and delicious North African Mutton Stew recipe loaded with vegetables and slow-cooked flavor. The meat of an adult sheep is mutton, mutton and lamb belongs to the animal, the domestic sheep. North Americans cook little to none mutton recipes, however, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East love lamb and mutton. North African Mutton Stew Recipe Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours 15 min Tender Mutton Stew Recipe Ingredients 3 pounds lamb or mutton stew meat 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 diced carrot 2 medium diced sweet potatoes 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced 1 red onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 bay leaf 2 cups of water Directions Place lamb or mutton and vegetables in a slow cooke

Traditional Hot Ghanaian Meat Pies

Anyone can make these classic hot Ghanaian meat pies Corned beef pie recipes actually have roots in Ghana Africa. To make a delicious corned beef pie, you will need veggies, canned corned beef and seasonings, just be sure to use good quality canned corned beef. Traditionally, almost every household in Ghana has a corned beef hot pie recipe. How to make hot Ghanaian corned beef pie Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 20 minutes Total time 40 minutes Ingredients 1 12 ounce can corned beef 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large carrot, diced 1 hot pepper, minced 1 large potato, diced 1 medium green pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste Salt and black pepper 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Directions In a large fry pan over medium high-heat add oil, brown onions and add remaining ingredients making sure to evenly break-up the corned beef. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. For t

Easy Warm Jackfruit Vegetable Stew

Easy Warm Jackfruit Vegetable Stew What is Jackfruit and what to make with it.  Simmer warm jackfruit vegetable stew home cooked full of healthy jackfruit, kale, carrots, and a rich spicy broth.    Jackfruits Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, one fruit can weigh between 10 and 100 pounds with yellow, banana-flavored flesh and contain 100 to 500 seeds in a single fruit. The jackfruit is rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.  Do not let your jackfruit go bad, when fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana. Jackfruits turn brown and deteriorate quickly after ripening.  No one knows the jackfruit place of origin but in Africa, it is often planted in Central African Republic, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Zanzibar. Super Easy African Jackfr

How to Make Homemade Jackalberry Fruit Spirits

Using the fruit of the Jackalberry tree is a favorite ingredient of many people in Africa because Jackalberry fruits are often used to brew homemade spirits that contain up to 20 percent alcohol per volume. You can turn just about any fruit into easy homemade alcohol. Yeast breaks down the fruit sugars during the fermentation process, and you can use just about any type of fruit you want, although some will work better than others will. If using fresh fruit such as Jackalberry, to make homemade alcohol opt for ripe produce with no bruises or blemishes. The Jackalberry homemade alcohol is made when the pulp, peel and juice is squeezed out of the Jackal berry fruits, yeast add and fermented for a few days in a sealed airtight container and then sieving the liquid. The alcohol content is quite high. It is estimated to be up to 20% alcohol per volume, depending on the individual Jackalberry tree and the time the liquid has been fermented into alcohol. Fruit of Jackalberry tr

Faba Bean Description and Recipe

Ancient Egyptian Vicia Faba Bean Plant Description and Recipe. Egyptian Vicia Faba bean young pods are eaten as snap beans or cooked and eaten as vegetables. Egyptian Vicia Faba Bean Plant  The family Leguminosae or bean families of plants are an important family of flowering plants that feed the world. The Vicia Faba plant is a lesser-known member of the bean family and is known by many names; gerenge in Ethiopia , Kikuyu bean in Kenya, lubia in Sudan, Vicia Faba bean, and poor man's bean. The Vicia Faba bean is a spreading, warm-season plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall. The Vicia Faba bean is a plant native to Africa. The seeds contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals and preparing Vicia Faba beans involves first removing the beans from their pods, then steaming or boiling the beans, either whole or after parboiling them to loosen their exterior coating, which is then removed.In Egypt, the Vicia Faba bean plant is considered a traditional food . The Vicia Fa

Food Life Needs Ghana Suya Spice

The distinctive flavor of Ghana street food comes from suya, the dry peanut spice rub used to coat freshly made street food. Africa's friendliest country of Ghana is world-renowned for its award-winning suya dry rub recipe used on mushrooms and all types of vegetables. Spice blends using peanuts are a time tested street food recipe for classic grilled beef meats, pork, chicken, fish, and veggies. Suya dry-rub spice mix recipes differ from house to house and person to person in Ghana. Perfect stuffed mushrooms from Ghana Suya Ghanaian Dry-Rub Recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 bouillon cube crushed ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves Directions Add all spices to a coffee grinder and grind carefully taking care not to over-process the mixture or it will turn into peanut butter. The texture should resemble fine breadcrumbs. Rub spice mix on uncooked mea

Green African Avocado Salad Recipe

Green African Avocado Salad Recipe Kenya is Africa's second-largest producer of avocados behind South Africa. The five leading African avocado exporters are South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon growing five avocado varieties, Hass, Fuerte, Edranol, Rayan and Nabal. The single most important market for African avocados is  the European Union country of France . Green African Avocado Salad Recipe Ingredients 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 medium avocados, peeled and cubed 1 package spring mix salad greens 5 plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Directions Drizzle lemon juice over avocados. In a serving bowl, combine salad greens, tomatoes, onion, walnuts, and avocados. Toss and serve with your favorite dressing or the juice of one lemon. Five facts about avocados They are a fruit, in fact, berries. Have the highest protein and oil content of any fruit and the fat

Describing African food

Categorizing the vast network of African food is like describing the color of the wind, it is impossible.  Classifying African food is impossible. The colonization of Africa imposed boundaries without regard to food culture or heritage of native Africans.  With a mix of Arabic, Danish, German, Indian, African, French, Italian, Chinese and European influences Africa is truly a melting pot of language, culture, and ideas.  But if you had to choose a staple and traditional dish in Africa it would be a filler starch dish in Africa's cuisine known as fufu, ugali or pap. Fufu, ugali and mealie meal African filler starch recipes Three recipe ingredients and directions for fufu, ugali and pap African filler starch recipes. Fufu recipe. Fufu is a staple food common in many countries in Africa. The traditional method is to boil starchy food crops like cassava, yams or plantains and cocoyams and then pound them into a dough-like consistency.  I

Making Clarified Butter the Easy Way

How to make clarified butter the easy way and how to use. Salted and unsalted butter is made up of butterfat, water, and milk solids. Milk solids are the reason butter starts to burn at a lower temperature. Niter Kibbeh is a traditional spiced clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. This traditional clarified butter is easy to make and used in daily cooking throughout Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia. When you clarify butter you remove milk solids and water, leaving only the butterfat which has a higher smoke point ideal for cooking and sauteing. Nothing is more versatile than clarified butter since you can use it to broil, grill, sauté, bake, and roast, boil, or stir-fry with countless varieties of aromatic plants and seasonings. Use clarified butter as a dip for fish, lobster, crabs and shrimp. It is also strikingly flavorful on sautéed fish, and vegetables. Clarified butter can be stored i

Afrifish Africa most popular cuisine

Fish is the most popular protein food in coastal Africa and Afrifish is a dish of fish stew. Our recipe for fish stew with herbs and fresh fish ingredients teaches how to cook fish with The African Gourmet. Make this recipe for fresh Afrifish Stew so you can cook fresh fish and eat fresh fish everyday. Ingredients 4 mackerel fillets 2 tablespoon tomato puree 3 small pieces young fresh root ginger finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 1 scotch bonnet, finely chopped 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 3 medium diced tomatoes 1 sprig thyme 1 Irish potato, diced 2 cups frozen okra 3 tablespoons palm oil 1 cup fish or vegetable stock Directions Heat the oil in a large pot, fry ginger, garlic, onion, and scotch bonnet until light golden-brown and softened. Add cloves, paprika, fennel, and coriander. Stir in the tomato puree; add tomatoes, thyme, and potatoe

Sudan homemade fermented bread

Making a loaf of Sudanese fermented bread can seem intimidating but you can do it! Kisra bread is everyday Sudanese African fermented bread that looks similar to crepes or flatbread made with traditional Sudanese bread-making methods using yogurt as a starter instead of yeast packets. Kisra is a staple food made throughout North Africa including Sudan and South Sudan. Slow fermented Kisra bread has more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals than regular bread because the process of fermentation process easier to digest. Sudanese fermented bread is made from simple ingredients of flour, yogurt, water and salt left to ferment naturally. Kisra bread  Homemade fermented bread recipe called Kisra Bread from Sudan ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1 cup wheat flour 2-3 cups water 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt Sesame oil for greasing the crepe pan Directions Mix flour with 2-3 cups water into a thin consistency, similar to pancake mixture but slightly thinn

Five Algerian Food Recipes

List of five traditional food dishes from Algeria Northern Africa Algeria has a rich culture and food recipes. From the art of cooking, the vast majority of the populace is found in the extreme northern part of the country along the Mediterranean Coast making the most delicious recipes for family and friends. Five Algerian Food Recipes Want to try some new and exotic dishes? Drawing influences from Berber cultures, Algerian cuisine is sure to present you with a taste you will never forget. Chakchouka Start your day off right with Chakchouka, a traditional Algerian dish that’s mainly eaten for breakfast. Traditionally, the main components in Chakchouka include sautéed onions, tomatoes and various spices topped with a few eggs. This meal goes great with couscous, Kesra bread, or rice to soak up the sauces. Couscous Often considered the national dish of Algeria, Couscous is a perfect complement to any meal. This dish is composed of small pellets of steamed semolina topped

Basic Recipe for Sizzling Curry Powder

The African Gourmet basic curry spices is a simple homemade curry powder that it is really just that simple to make at home. Make your curry powder from natural ingredients so you know what's going into your body when you season your vegetables, fish , or chicken. Sizzling Curry Powder Chickpeas It's just that simple to make your own natural spices . Origin Senegal Yield about 1/4 cup Basic Recipe for Sizzling Curry Powder Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 tablespoon red pepper flake 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger Directions Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container away from light and heat. More easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes from African Food Love to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again. Ethiopian Chicken Dinner Easy spice rub recipes Egyptian Rice w

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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.