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Senegalese Style Fish Stew Dinner

Fish stew in Africa’s 34 th largest country of Senegal is a national dish named Jën Reer in the Wolof language. This Jën Reer fish stew dinner recipe is quick and easy Senegalese dish to prepare. African Gourmet ultra quick Senegalese style fish stew dinner. Ingredients 4 white fish filets 1 large cassava peeled and diced 2 zucchini's peeled and diced 4 carrots peeled and sliced 2 potatoes peeled and diced 1 white onion peeled and diced 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chili pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups vegetable broth   Directions In a large lidded pot, heat oil. Add the onions. Add vegetables, seasonings and broth and simmer 15 minutes. Add fish, cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Serve Senegalese Jën Reer over rice.

French Fry Yams

Buttermilk-fried yams are the best-fried Nigerian yam recipe. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried yam recipe. When you fry yams, it helps to coat it in buttermilk egg batter because it helps to retain some of the yams moisture while forming a crispy and golden brown shell. French Fry Yams Ingredients 3 medium sized yam 2 large eggs 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 cups wheat flour 1 tablespoon ground allspice Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying Directions In a large pot boil yam, it is easier to peal yams after boiling, and then slice into french fry sized pieces. In a large frying pan heat oil. Whisk the eggs and buttermilk in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and spices. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. Place small amount of yams at a time into the egg flour mixture and add to your hot oil. Fry until brown each side. Drain on a paper towel to rem

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls. Make mashed sweet potato balls in the air-fryer, oven or cast iron skillet. Mashed Sweet Potato Balls Ingredients and Directions. Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes 2 large chicken eggs 1 cup wheat flour ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon ground allspice Salt to taste 1 cup bread crumbs Oil for frying Directions On medium-high heat, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet. Wash, peel and boil sweet potatoes then mash well. Add flour, one egg, sugars, spice, zest and salt to make the sweet potato dough to a rolling consistency. Evenly divide sweet potato dough into 12 round balls with your hands, then dredge first in egg and then in panko. Repeat. Fry sweet potato balls a few at a time until golden brown about 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with curry. Don’t want to fry in oil? You can also bake mashed sweet potato balls at 400 degrees until gol

Allspice Mutton Pea Stew

You will love cooking and eating the African Gourmet's Allspice Mutton Pea Stew recipe. Allspice Mutton Pea Stew West African mutton cuisines are famous for the use of fresh root and leaf vegetables, earthy spices and peas.   First, what is mutton? Lamb and mutton are the meat of sheep at different ages; sheep in its first year is called a lamb while the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. People in North America prepare far fewer mutton recipes than Africa, Asia or Europe, therefore, the term Mutton may seem a little bizarre. Second, what is a pigeon pea? Pigeon pea is a pulse crop rich in proteins, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Consumed as dry or green seeds and green pods pigeon peas are prepared as a snack, soup, mixed with rice or porridge eaten with or without meat. Major African pigeon pea crop growers are Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Allspice Mutton Pea Stew ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1/2 pound mutton meat thinly sliced 1 l

Cooking Cassava Ugali in Kisumu

Each of the 54 African countries apart of the African continent has its own food influences. African food recipes are usually based on a carbohydrate staple such as cassava, sweet potatoes, cocoyams, yams, and plantains. It is impossible to group African food into one category. Cooking dinner in the city of Kisumu Kenya. African food recipes vary from house to house. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. Food of Africa reflects its history. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. If you like French, Italian, English, Caribbean, American, Spanish, Dutch, and native foods you will love African food. In Africa, you will find dishes influenced by people who lived there for millions as years as well as major influences from cultures that colonized Africa and newly established fast-food chain restaurants. In addition, with a range of climates and growing conditions, the ingredients for African cuisine are diverse. It is impossible to group Af

Peppery Eggplant Vegetable Stew

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 min Ethiopian eggplants are a type of eggplant popular in parts of East Africa. Ethiopian eggplants are used in several ways in East African cuisine, including as an ingredient in main dishes, soups, and fried. Ethiopian eggplants are also a staple in many parts of Africa, where it is called garden egg in English and aborigine in French, among many other names in African languages. Peppery Eggplant Vegetable Stew Ingredients 4 sliced medium eggplants 1 small head cabbage, shredded 2 onions, sliced 2 cups baby carrots 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large white potato, finely diced 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon chili powder Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons oil 8 cups of water Directions In a large pot with a lid, lightly sauté onions with garlic add all ingredients to the pot cover and simmer for one hour. Serve with Ethiopian Injera bread. More easy breakfast, lunch and

Breakfast Boerewors in South Africa

Serve your minced meat breakfast boerewors sausage patties in between two slices of bread, tomatoes, cheese, eggs for the ultimate Boerewors sandwich. Southern African breakfast Boerewors sausage patties are easy to make. In South Africa, Boerewors are traditionally cooked over coals as part of a barbecue, or fried in a pan on the stove inside casings to make link sausages. Today we are making Boerewors sausage patties instead of links. It is essential to know the difference between minced meat and ground meat when making South African Boerewors. Boerewors uses minced meat and not ground meat. Minced meat is meat that is chopped up very finely; ground meat is more pulverized since it is put through a meat grinder possibly with other fillers such as fat, soybeans and water to bulk the ground meat up. The word Boerewors is literally translated to farmer’s sausage in the Dutch Afrikaans language and is a traditional South African sausage. The spice coriander and cloves define Boerewor

Best Plantain Takeout Snack

The number of take-out vendors in Africa serving plantains is unknown, many Africans rely on plantains recipes for their round the lock take-out flats. Working on average 10 hours per day take-out businesses for many African people becomes the only way to earn a living, and take-out vending, in particular, represents one of the easiest and viable jobs, as it requires little start-up capital. Limited access to credit is a major barrier to the growth of the take-out enterprises. Food vendors need a license to legally trade in many places in Africa. However neither at the national nor at local level, in Africa there is no framework policy or law specifically regulating take-out vending. Take-out is any ready to eat food or beverage sold and sometimes prepared in outdoor public spaces on streets, squares, parks, open-air markets by vendors or cooks either on foot or in vans, carts, or stalls. Many people eat take-out on average 6-7 times a week especially by students and unmarried peop

Cultural Icon Hard Rock Cafe Africa

Music and food are life at the cultural iconic Hard Rock international African ten locations including Nigeria Lagos Hard Rock African food menu. Hard Rock very first café opened at Old Park Lane Mayfair, London, founded in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton. Hard Rock in Africa and around the world is known for classic American food such as burgers and boozy milkshakes, collectable music-related merchandise, and live performances. Hard Rock local food, African food and classic menu. Classic food menu consists of the American cuisine, local favorite food, cocktails, beers, mocktails and wines. What is the most popular food served? Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, wings, onion rings, chicken tenders, nachos, spring rolls, baby back ribs, steak, barbecue chicken, salmon, shrimp, California-style cobb salad, milkshakes, New York cheesecake, and hot fudge brownie. Hard Rock also has local favorite foods on the menu in Africa beside the classic menu; Nigeria Lagos local favorite

Rice Casserole Of Your Dreams

What to add to white rice to make a rice casserole taste better? If you want something unique, try groundnuts, coconut milk, clarified butter, or a combination of the three. African cooks in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Nigeria love this rice casserole recipe because it is so quick, easy and delicious. Once you know that, you can toss uncooked rice into a baking dish with vegetables and seasonings and it bakes up into an amazing one-dish rice casserole dinner, there is no going back.  You can even assemble it ahead of time and bake it when you are ready and serve with sautéed fresh green beans with garlic, salt, and black pepper. Hint: Uncooked rice will take around 45 minutes to cook completely in a casserole dish. African baked rice with vegetables ingredients and directions on how to cook rice in the oven. Ingredients. 3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice ½ cup chopped groundnuts 1 cup coconut milk 2 diced red tomatoes 1 chopped onions 1 cup green b

White Fish Cooked in Red Onions

Create a unique fresh fish recipe tonight for dinner and make fish stew in a spicy sauce which is a favorite all-time spicy Ethiopian seafood recipe. Filets of fresh white fish cooked in red onions combined with scorching spice, and niter kibbeh clarified butter. Ingredients for Yasa Wot Fish Stew in Spicy Sauce 4 fresh white fish fillets 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 red onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic ½ cup kibbeh clarified butter 1/2 cup ground dried spicy chilies 1/4 cup paprika 1 teaspoon ground powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 3 cups fish or vegetable stock Directions In a large pot, add seasonings, sauté onion and add the tomatoes, garlic in clarified butter. Sauté over high heat 2 minutes, add stock then fis

Bread Bowl Recipe and South Africa

Five quick facts about South African bread bowl Bunny Chow recipe, history behind African bunny chow and detailed bread ingredients and directions. Five quick facts about South African Bunny Chow Recipe. Bunny Chow is considered South African quintessential fast food. Bunny Chow is a classic Durban South African fast food similar to a bread bowl. Bunny Chow is usually called bunny and makes a glorious mess when eaten. Bunnies are generally ordered by sizes, such as a quarter loaf or half loaf. Just like Panera bread bowls, all parts of the Bunny Chow is eaten. The bread gets soggy and the curry sauce soaks through the bread. The history behind South African bunny chow recipe. There are many stories about how bunny chow originated, but the one cited most often describes it as a totally portable dish served up to colored and black people under apartheid. The system not only separated black and white people but also Indians and colored people. The first Indians arrived durin

From Scratch Coconut Milk Red Beans

Right now make simmered red beans with coconut milk and rice. Throughout Africa, there is nothing as important as use for human food as the seed of the common field or garden bean. As a food crop, beans occupy a more important place in African countries as it does in many other devolping countries. One of the most distinct differences between red and kidney bean varieties of common field beans is that of size and shape of seed. Cooking dry red beans and white rice from scratch in Kenya is named is Mseto Wa Maharagwe dry red beans made with rice and coconut milk in one pot. Rice and beans is the most common food dish in many African Countries. Here is everything you need to know to make cooked savory red beans from dried red beans. Ingredients 1 cup dry red beans 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 large red onion, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1 Maggie cube 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups of coconut milk 2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup white rice Directions Add all ingredients

Chicken Moamba Angolan Stew and Funge

Muamba Chicken Stew and Funge Angolan chicken stew and funge Making funge Angolan food is simple to make good food full of flavor, color and texture. Angolan Chicken Stew, flavored with garlic, hot chillis, pumpkin, okra, cooked in palm oil eaten with Funge classic cassava firm dough. In Angola, as in other countries of the globe, local products determine the culinary composition of the dishes. In addition, many of its regions, despite belonging to the same country, have their seasoning variations. Chicken Moamba is a dinner dish that exemplifies Angolan palm oil cooking flavors. Muamba de Galinha is Portuguese Chicken in Muamba sauce with Funge. Angolan chicken moamba is traditionally eaten on weekends or days reserved for longer cooking times. It is a kind of chicken stew, with palm oil, served with funge that is a typical recipe of Angola made from corn or cassava flour. As with many African food recipes, it is normal for there to be variations of traditional dishes and

African Coleslaw Salad

Prep time: 20 min Chill time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 20 min This simple nouveau African coleslaw side salad is perfect for picnics or backyard braai barbecues. The word braai is a South African Afrikaans language word pronounced BRY rhyming with why. Braai is popular in Southern Africa especially with people who live in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Braai may have originated with the South African Afrikaner people, but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds. An important distinction between a braai and a barbecue is that it is uncommon for a braai to use propane; braai is an open flame cooking method. Braai has been around for centuries and has truly stood the test of time. One simple spice recipe is a basic African coleslaw side salad, enjoy this recipe next time you grill meat on an open fire. African Coleslaw Ingredients and Directions Ingredients 3 cups shredded green cabbage 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots

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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.