Algerian Couscous

algerian couscous

 

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Algeria is located in along the Mediterranean Sea and as such, the cuisine is greatly influence by those of it’s neighboring European countries across the sea.  They are quite proud of their couscous.  In the US we think of couscous as an accompanying side dish, but here it becomes a one-dish meal encompassing many food groups. Continue reading

Botswana Beef

Botswana is a country in Africa located just north of South Africa. This recipe is adapted from A Kitchen Safari, Stories & Recipes from the African Wilderness, by Dumi Ndlovu and Yvonne Short.  This is how meat is cooked while on safari.  Once it is cooked, it is served in a banana leaf with more fresh chilies.  Its a little spicy, but if served with chilies would be very spicy and hot.

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Muamba de Galinha of Angola

Muamba de Galinha

 

About This Recipe

This is the national dish of Angola, at least according to Wikipedia. It gets is characteristic flavor from red palm oil which, in turn,  gets its color from lycopene.  It is also antioxidant rich and studies have shown it can help prevent heart disease by regulating the balance between good and bad cholesterol. You can find palm oil in health food stores.  Serve this dish with boiled yuca (cassava) or over rice.

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