Nigerian Frejon Recipe

Nigerian Frejon Recipe

Serves 1-2 people Author Notes Frejon is the west african way of celebrating good friday. West africans have brown beans or black eyed peas with a fish sauce and the popular fermented cassava grains called garri sprinkled over it. —Afrolems Ingredients 1/2 cup Brown beans or Black Eyed Peas 1 cup Coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon…

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New Tradition Jolof Rice

New Tradition Jolof Rice

Ingredients:1 cup dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked over3 quarts water1/3 cup vegetable oil1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces2 large onions, chopped4 garlic cloves, minced3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon curry powder½ teaspoon cayenne pepper1½ cups canned crushed tomatoes2 tablespoons tomato paste1 teaspoon salt2½ cups long-grain brown rice8 medium carrots, cut into ½-inch-thick rounds½…

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Harissa

Harissa

Makes about 1 -1 1/2 cups Author Notes This is my version of the ever popular North African condiment —Candiss K Ingredients 4 ounces Dried Chilies (I used Ancho) 1 teaspoon Caraway Seeds 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds 6 cloves Garlic 1 Lemon (the juice of ) 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste 2…

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Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Fry olive oil, ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander and harissa paste for 2 mins in a large pan. Add the cauliflower, stock and almonds. Cover and cook for 20 mins until the cauliflower is tender. Blend soup until smooth, then serve with an extra drizzle of harissa and a…

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Steamed Lobster with Charmoula Butter

Steamed Lobster with Charmoula Butter

Charmoula is a North African mixture of herbs, oil, lemon, and cumin.IngredientsMakes 2 servings2 (2-pound) live lobsters6 tablespoons butter1 small garlic clove, pressed2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon (scant) ground cumin1/4 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprikaStep 1Add enough water to very large pot to reach depth of 2…

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Mediterranean Vegetable Soup with Couscous

Mediterranean Vegetable Soup with Couscous

Harissa, a North African chili paste, gives this easy lunchtime soup the perfect amount of heat. Prep the ingredients at home, then add water and microwave at the office. Ingredients 2 tablespoons couscous 1 tablespoon mild harissa ⅓ cup very thinly sliced zucchini ½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes 1…

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