Monday, September 12, 2011

African Recipes

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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dish                        African
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Ghee -ÿÿvegetable oil
    3       ea           Whole cloves
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, crushed
    1       c            Potatoes, cubed
    2       c            Carrots, diced
    2       c            Green beans, chopped
      1/2   tb           Berbere
      1/2   tb           Hungarian paprika
      1/2   c            Coconut milk
                         Salt & pepper
                         Cilantro, chopped
   Heat ghee or vegetable oil with the whole cloves over
   low heat.  When hot, add the onions & garlic & saute,
   stirring occasionally, for a few moments. Add the
   carrots & potatoes & continue to saute for 5 minutes,
   stir to prevent sticking.  Add the green beans & saute
   for just a few more minutes.
   Slowly stir in the coconut milk.  Use only as much as
   you need to create a thick sauce: the vegetables
   should not be swimming in milk. Carefully bring to a
   boil, reduce heat & simmer until the vegetables are
   cooked, 15 to 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally otherwise
   the milk & vegetables will burn.  Garnish with
   cilantro. Serve with an Ethiopian Lentil stew or with
   an Indian dal to mix cuisines, & bread.
   If you prefer the vegetables to be hotter, add more
   berbere.  It is best if this dish is made ahead of
   time & then left to let the flavours marry. In place
   of cilantro, use fresh parsley.

West African Lime Cake Recipe

African Dessert

2 1/2 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
Juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 c. flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
Few chopped peanuts (opt.)
Cream the sugar and butter, add the well beaten eggs and the lime juice, then the flour and baking powder. Pour into greased and floured 8" square cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until straw stuck into center comes out clean.
Easy even for kids to make.
  Categories: African, Snacks
       Yield: 4 servings
    Salting mixture: 1 lb salt 2 oz sugar 1 oz saltpeter
         pepper and chili spices --
         to taste
   As you travel around East Africa you will see countless Africans
   selling food along the roadsides, in the markets, or through bus and
   train windows. They sell fruit, boiled eggs grilled maize, boiled
   maize, yogurt, milk, soda pop, fried dough balls, samosas, yellow
   buns, and real seasonal delicacies like roasted mice and termites.
   The following are a few East African snack foods you can try.
   "Beef Jerky" is more common in South Africa but still a part of the
   East African diet.  It is generally made from beef, but other game is
   used when available.  Cut strips of meat following the grain of
   muscle. Make strips 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick.  Best made during
   cool dry weather if possible.
   Salt the meat by rubbing the mixture in well and leave in the basin
   of salt mixture overnight.  Dip a cloth in vinegar, wring dry and
   whip the meat well.
   Hang the strips of meat in a cool, dry, well ventilated place until
   You can also hang the meat on an oven rack placed in the top slot of
   the oven.  Dry the meat on low heat.

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