Cuisine - African
These bean balls from West Africa can be consumed hot or cold, as a snack or as a side dish. Some West Africans eat them with Nigerian Fried Red Pepper Sauce for breakfast! Others spinkle the balls while hot with additional red pepper or press crushed red chile pods into them.
The lemon juice, the fruit, and the spiciness of the chile adds a real flavor dimension to this South African ground meat dish. I have no idea where the recipe title came from. Serve this dish with the rice and a fruit salad.
Many South African recipes are spiced up by sambals such as these that the Malayan immigrants brought to the country. Add it to grilled meats, soups and stews, seafood dishes and even over rice.
Here's a favorite Cape chutney that's served with curries and other South African dishes such as bobotie (curried casserole) and sosaties (kebabs).
These butterflied, basted and grilled prawns are a sizzling sensation from South Africa. Serve with rice and a Green Mango Salad, and make sure there are plenty of lime wedges.
One of the Portugal's most notable dishes is named after the wok-like, copper pressure cooker in which it is prepared. It can be made with various ingredients but most commonly clams (ameijoas) along with small pieces of Portuguese spiced sausage (chouriço), garlic, onions, tomatoes, and a little piri-piri. Serve this with boiled new potatoes.
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by Nancy Gerlach
Tagines or tajines are wonderfully aromatic North African stews that combine meats, poultry, chicken, or fish with fruits, vegetables and a large variety of spices. The centerpiece of Moroccan meals, there are literally hundreds of traditional tagines as well as many regional variations
Okra is frequently used in African stews as a thickening agent, and it was African slaves who brought okra to the New World.
Groundnut or peanut soups and stews are extremely popular in the cooking Ghana and Mali in West Africa; in fact, some consider it to be the most popular of all Sunday meals. Chicken is usually the preferred meat, but we have found that a variety of meats and seafood are also used, including beef, lamb, smoked fish, and crabs.