Peri-Peri Chicken Penne Pasta

peri-peri chicken pasta

While traveling through South Africa I become totally enthralled with Peri-Peri or (Piri-Piri) Sauce. The spicy condiment, made with birds-eye chili peppers, is a favorite hot sauce in Africa. The peppers are grown in Africa but were embraced by the Portuguese who are credited for inventing the sauce. There are many versions of Peri-Peri sauce, … Read more

Cape Malay Lamb Curry

Cape Malay Lamb Curry

South Africa is a blend of cultures. Over centuries of colonization and immigration, the indigenous cultures were influenced by Europeans from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal, and Great Britain. Europeans, in turn, brought slaves from Asia, including India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which also had a unique influence on the culture. Each population brought their own … Read more

Moroccan Kefta Meatball Tagine with Tomato and Egg

Kefta Tagine

Meatball Tagine is Moroccan comfort food at it’s best. We spent a month in Marrakech and tried out quite a few tagine dishes. Tagine or Tajine dishes get their names for the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slow cooked to perfection. In this dish, meatballs are slow cooked in a … Read more

Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved Lemon

Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Apricots

Tagine dishes get their name from the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slowed cooked to perfection. We tried a number of Tagine dishes while in Marrakech, Morocco. They run from savory to sweet with the addition of dried fruit and honey. This version, Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved … Read more

Traditional Moroccan Bread – Khobz

Moroccan Bread - Khobz

This traditional Moroccan bread, or Khobtz, is served with almost every meal in Marrakech. The round bread is torn into pieces and used as a scoop when eating dishes like slow-cooked juicy tagines, couscous or cooked vegetable salads. It is also scooped out and stuffed with savory fillings by street vendors for the crowds into … Read more

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

Preserved Lemon Chicken Tagine

When we were planning a visit to Marrakesh we couldn’t wait to try Chicken Tagine. A Tagine is a pottery dish with a cone shaped lid used to make traditional Moroccan cuisine. The most traditional method is to set the tagine on top of a base heated with wood coals. The meat, vegetables and herbs are … Read more