Travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures

If you like honey, fear not the bees. -African Proverb

Search and Learn More About Africa

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pigeon Moroccan Pot Pie Recipe

Bastilla is a classic Moroccan squab dish.



Pigeon Moroccan Pot Pie Recipe

Best Pigeon Recipe

Bastilla is a Moroccan pigeon recipe staple, combining sweet and savory flavors, similar to American chicken pot pie. Pigeon recipe Bastilla is traditionally made of squab pigeon however; our recipe uses tender chicken breasts. Feel free to use squab pigeon for a traditional Moroccan recipe taste.



Pigeon Moroccan Pot Pie Recipe



Bastilla is a Moroccan staple, combining sweet and savory flavors, similar to American chicken pot pie.
A squab is a young domestic pigeon that
 is typically under four weeks old.



Bastilla Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie Recipe


Bastilla Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie RecipeIngredients
2 whole chicken breasts, sliced
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup ground almonds
¼ cup dried dates, finely chopped
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
Pinch of saffron
1 ½ cups chicken stock
6 large sheets filo dough


Directions
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add chicken and sauté 3 minutes then transfer to a plate. Melt butter to the pan; add the onions and sauté until soft. Add the garlic, spices, and sauté 1 minute. In a small bowl, beat eggs and pour into pan return chicken to the pan pour over the stock. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add the almonds, dates, orange blossom water, orange zest, chicken and parsley. Remove from the heat and leave to cool while you assemble the pie dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large buttered pie pan add filo dough buy draping it over the dish, gently pushing it into the corners without tear. Repeat with another sheet of filo, placing it at right angles to the first. Repeat with a further two sheets of filo, placing them on a diagonal angle.

Spread the filling over the pastry. Fold over the overhanging filo, in reverse order the filling should be just about covered by the filo. Cut the remaining two sheets of filo to fit the dish. Brush with melted butter, then cover the pie with the pastry, tucking under any corners. Bake for 30 minutes, or until crisp and brown. Cool and serve.



Did you know?
A squab is a young domestic pigeon that is typically under four weeks old.

Share this page

Chic African Culture Featured Articles

Mental Discovery

The eye never forgets what the heart has seen - African Proverb

African Proverb

African Proverb
A tree without roots cannot survive the wind

Africa is waiting for you


Travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures