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Morocco Beef Heart Stew

Beef heart needs to be cooked slowly over low heat to ensure it is tender and flavorful. You can braise, roast, or even grill it, but be sure to cook it low and slow. Mrouzia is a sweet and savory stew that is commonly made in Morocco using beef or lamb hearts. Beef heart has a distinctive flavor that can be quite strong, so it's best to pair it with strong flavors that can stand up to it. Spices like turmeric, paprika, and ginger work well with beef hearts. Beef heart is a great ingredient in stews and soups, as the long cooking time will help tenderize it and infuse it with flavor. Mrouzia Morocco Beef Heart Stew. Ingredients 2 pounds beef heart, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cup raisins 1 cup blanched almonds 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped 2 tablespoons ginger paste 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon paprika Salt, to taste 6 cups vegetable broth Directions In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. A

Khubz Traditional White Bread from Libya

Libyan Khubz bread is usually paired with stews or dips such as hummus or baba ghanoush. Bread is a staple food in Libya and holds significant cultural and historical importance. In Libya, bread symbolizes hospitality and generosity, and it is often offered to guests as a welcoming gesture. Libyan bread, or khubz, is typically made from wheat flour, water, and salt, and it is usually baked in a brick oven or on a hot surface.  Bread is a staple food that is consumed at almost every meal in Libya, and it is used to scoop up stews, dips, and other dishes. In addition to its cultural significance, bread is also important in Libya because it is an affordable and accessible source of nutrition for many people. Khobz or Khubz? Both spellings of the traditional Libyan bread recipe are correct. Khobz is the spelling used in some North African countries, while Khubz is the spelling used in other countries such as Libya, Syria, and Iraq. The difference in spelling is mainly due to variations in

Guide to Making and Eating Eba

Eba has a long history in West African cuisine and is an important part of many cultural traditions and celebrations. Eba is a popular staple food in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria. It is made from cassava flour and is a staple accompaniment to many soups and stews. Eba is made from cassava, which is widely grown and readily available in West Africa also Eba can be eaten with a wide variety of soups and stews, making it a versatile base for many different dishes. Use your hands to roll the eba into small balls or lumps and serve it alongside your favorite soup or stew. To prepare eba, cassava flour is mixed with hot water until it forms a smooth, thick paste. The paste is then rolled into small balls or a large mound, which is usually served alongside a soup or stew. When eating eba, it is typically torn off in small pieces with the fingers and used to scoop up the soup or stew. Eba has a mild, slightly nutty flavor and is a good source of carbohydrates. It is also gluten-free an

Sheep's Head Stew A First Timers Guide

First Timers Guide to Mastering the Art of Skop, Making a Sheep's Head Stew As a chef, I encourage you to try the unique culinary experience of cooking a Skop, or sheep's head stew. While the idea of cooking the head of an animal might seem unfamiliar or unusual, it's important to approach it with an open mind and appreciate the cultural significance and flavors it offers. The Skop stew captures the essence of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine, showcasing the rich and slightly gamey flavors of the tender meat around the cheeks and jowls. The gelatinous broth that forms during the slow cooking process adds a luxurious texture and enhances the overall richness of the dish. I understand that cooking a sheep's head may involve some initial work, such as cleaning, skinning, and trimming excess fat or tissue. However, online tutorials and guidance from a butcher can provide step-by-step instructions to make the process more approachable and manageable. Remember, exploring new ta

Add African Foods To Your Everyday Food Life

Learn how to add the exciting and varied flavors of African cuisine to your daily meals.  Discover and infuse your daily meals with the vibrant and diverse flavors of African cuisine. Explore a variety of traditional ingredients, spices, and cooking techniques to elevate your and your friends and family food experience. African cuisine is a treasure trove of vibrant flavors, diverse ingredients, and rich cultural heritage. Incorporating African foods into your everyday meals not only introduces a delightful range of flavors but also offers an opportunity to explore the diverse culinary traditions of the continent.  We will take a deep dive into the essence of African cuisine, highlight traditional ingredients and spices, and provide practical tips on how to infuse African flavors into your daily food life. Understanding African Cuisine Africa is a continent with a multitude of culinary traditions, each influenced by geography, history, and cultural diversity. From the spice-infused ste

Palm Butter Fish Soup

Palm Butter Fish Soup, also known as Banga Soup, is a delicious and creamy stew that is popular in many West African countries, including Liberia. Palm Butter is traditionally served with fufu, but it can also be served with rice. Palm butter is a rich and flavorful dish that is often enjoyed at special occasions and celebrations. It is also a staple in many households and is considered comfort food in West Africa. About the ingredients in Palm Butter Soup you might not be familiar with; Palm fruit and sweet potato leaves: Palm fruit pulp, also known as palm fruit flesh, is the fleshy, edible part of the fruit of the oil palm tree. The oil palm tree is a tropical tree that is grown in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and its fruit is used to produce palm oil, which is widely used in cooking and various industrial applications. The pulp of the palm fruit is yellow or orange in color and has a sweet, mild flavor. It is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as other nutrients su

Rwandan Hard-Boiled Eggs Fried with Onions and Tomatoes Recipe

A popular Rwandan street food that consists of hard-boiled eggs that are fried with onions and tomatoes. It is usually served with French fries or plantains. Hard-boiled eggs are a popular snack in Rwanda, and may also be served as an appetizer with a variety of dips and sauces. Boiled eggs are sometimes used as a side dish or a snack in Rwanda, and they can be found in some markets and street food trucks. Rwandan Hard-Boiled Eggs Fried with Onions and Tomatoes Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half 1 onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon of olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and minced garlic to the skillet, and cook for another 5 minutes until the tomatoes start to soften. Add the sliced har

Nairobi Pink Velvet Cake Recipe

Ausha, a Pink Velvet cake adventurer and food-loving woman, visited Kenya and stumbled upon Tiramisu Bakery in Nairobi and a Pink Velvet cake recipe. People love cake all over the world. Pink Velvet Cake is often associated with celebrations and special occasions, serving as a centerpiece of joy and togetherness. It symbolizes indulgence, happiness, and sharing moments of delight with loved ones. The moist and fluffy texture of Pink Velvet Cake and the luscious cream cheese frosting create a delightful sensory experience. Pink Velvet Cake recipe is a special treat for holidays, weddings, birthdays, and funerals. Many African countries are known for their delicious and unique baked goods. For example, South Africa is famous for its milk tart, koeksisters, and malva pudding, while Nigeria is known for its puff puff and chin chin. Other countries like Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia also have their own traditional sweet treats. Our staff writer Ausha, an adventurous and food-loving woman, vi

Senegal Cinnamon Chicken Recipe

We Love Senegal’s Cinnamon Chicken Recipe If you're looking for a flavorful and easy-to-make chicken recipe, look no further than Senegal Cinnamon Chicken.  This chicken and cinnamon African dish is known for its delicious combination of spices and herbs, including ginger, garlic, and cilantro. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Cinnamon is a spice that adds a warm and sweet flavor to dishes, making it a popular ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes.  When used in chicken recipes, cinnamon can add a unique depth of flavor that complements the natural taste of the chicken. It works particularly well when combined with other spices, such as cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper, as in the Senegal Cinnamon Chicken recipe. Ingredients. 4 bone-in chicken thighs 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ca

Brothers Fufu African Folktale, Recipe and History

Discover the Brothers Fufu Folktale, a Ghanaian story of two brothers who turned their rivalry into a worldwide fufu empire. Learn the recipe and history of fufu. In Apeatse, a small village in Ghana, there lived two brothers, Olowo and Taha. Both brothers were known throughout the village for their delicious fufu recipes. Olowo's fufu was smooth and fluffy, while Taha's fufu was thick and hearty. One day, Olowo and Taha began arguing about whose fufu was better. They both believed that their recipe was the best, and they couldn't come to an agreement. Their argument became so intense that their father had to intervene. He was heartbroken to see his sons fighting and decided to challenge them to a cook-off. The challenge was simple: each brother had to prepare their fufu recipe, and their father would decide whose fufu was better. The winner woul

Madagascar Ravitoto made with rice and vegetables

Madagascar Ravitoto made with rice and vegetables Ravitoto, pronounced as "rah-vee-toh-toe" is a food dish of Madagascar made with rice that has been pounded into a pulp.  Rice is the staple food of Madagascar, and it is grown in most parts of the country. It is a major source of carbohydrates and dietary fiber for the Malagasy people. Rice is also used in many different dishes, and it is a symbol of national identity. Rice was first introduced to Madagascar by Arab traders in the 11th century. Rice is the staple food of Madagascar It quickly became a popular crop, and it soon replaced cassava as the staple food of the Malagasy people. Rice is well-suited to the climate of Madagascar, and it can be grown in a variety of soils. Rice is a major source of income for many Malagasy farmers and is also a major export crop, and it accounts for about one-third of the country's exports. Rice is a vital part of the Malagasy economy, and it plays an important role in the country

African Food Love: A Culinary Journey Through the Continent

African Food Love: A Culinary Journey Through the Continent From classic dishes to cultural insights, discover the rich history and identity behind African cuisine. Welcome to the African food journey and celebrate the power of food to connect people and cultures.  Food is a universal language that connects people from all walks of life. It is a medium through which we express our cultures, our values, and our identity. For many Africans, food is not just a means of sustenance, but a celebration of life itself. It is a way of honoring our traditions, our ancestors, and our communities. In our African Food Love blog, we take you on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of the continent. From the spicy stews of East Africa to the colorful and aromatic dishes of West Africa, to the frangent tangies of North Africa to the rich diverse recipes of South Africa we will showcase the unique ingredients and cooking techniques that make African cuisine so special. One of the d

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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.