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Turmeric Pan Fried Goat Recipe

Turmeric Pan Fried Goat Recipe

What does goat meat taste like? Goat meat tastes like a cross between lamb and venison but honestly goat meat taste like goat meat similar to chicken tastes like chicken.

Certain religions, the process of preparation of the meat rather than the meat itself are examined. In Arabic, the word halal means permitted or lawful. 

Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. Islamic laws, divide foods into Ḥarām, which are forbidden or sinful, and halal, which are permitted foods. 

Goat meat is an important source of meat for centuries around the world.



Turmeric Pan Fried Goat Recipe
Ingredients
½ pound goat fillets cut into 1-inch strips
½ turmeric
½ garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cumin
½ curry
½ cup fresh coriander leaves
Ghee for frying


Directions Fill pan with ghee to come just 1/8-inch up the side of a 12-inch cast iron skillet or heavy frying pan. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Sauté goat meat and spices in ghee about 3 minutes. Rem…

Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew

Slow Cooker Goat Stew Recipe
Learn how to cook healthy Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew 
Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew is delicious; the recipe is full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by African families for generations. You don't need to brown the meat before cooking it in a slow cooker since goat meat is very low in fat. Remember, every time you lift the lid, you lose heat especially if you are cooking on low, therefore, each time you lift the lid, extended cooking time 25- 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew Recipe
Ingredients5 cloves of garlic crushed
1 ½ pounds goat cut into 1” cubes
1 cup chopped onions
2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 cups beef stock
Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounce can stew tomatoes

Directions Add all ingredients in the slow cooker. Simmer on high 4-5 hours or on low 8-10 hours. Add tomatoes the last hour if cooking on low or 30 minutes if cooking on high.


Palm Oil Nigerian Groundnut Stew

Palm Oil Nigerian Groundnut Stew
Some of the best food originates from Nigeria. 
Peppery stews are commonplace everyday meals in Nigerian households. One such stew is groundnut stew. Groundnut stew is commonly eaten with another West African staple Fufu, below is a variation of groundnut stew using chicken.
Nigeria is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria is slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state of California. 

The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world.
Palm Oil Nigerian Groundnut Stew


Ingredients 2 tablespoons palm oil 2 filleted chicken breasts 4 cups vegetable stock 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 16 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon red pepper flake 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/3 cup creamy pean…

Senegal's Door of No Return Dispute

Senegal's Door of No Return Dispute

On Senegal's Goree Island outside of its capital Dakar, an important historical site sits as a memorial to the human toll of African slavery. But, at what point does the symbolism overshadow the reality? 

The House of Slaves and its door of no return is a museum and memorial opened in 1962 but many believe Senegal's Goree Island is marginal to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The House Slaves in Goree is the former home of the merchant Nicolas Pépin, built on ancient walls in the late eighteenth century.

From 1501 to 1866, an estimated 12 million slaves from Africa were captured, bought and enslaved thru the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade; of these, 33,000 came from Goree Island.  That means only 0.27 percent of slaves ever actually stepped through the door of no return. The House of Slaves plaque states millions of slaves passed through its walls and the door of no return. In 1978, UNESCO officially named The House of Slaves a world heritage si…

What is the Comoros Fomboni Accord?

What is the Comoros Fomboni Accord

Union of the Comoros, Fomboni Agreement In 2001, the Union of the Comoros; Anjouan, Moheli and Grande Comore signed the Fomboni Agreement. The Fomboni Agreement states the federal presidency rotates among the three islands of Anjouan, Moheli and Grande Comore, however, each island maintains its local government.

The Fomboni Agreement is named after the capital of the island of Moheli in the Union of Comoros
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
5-5-2009


The African nation Comoros is actually three small islands; Anjouan, Moheli and Grande Comore.

In Southern Africa lies a group of African islands at the northern opening of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, Anjouan, Moheli and Grande Comore volcanic islands collectively known as Union of the Comoros. 


In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Azali Assoumani seized power of the government and helped negotiate th…

Popular African Spices

Popular African Food Spices

Popular African Food Spices
Africans have developed a distinctive food pallet using a myriad of popular African spices in stews and soups, chutneys, fruits and vegetables and so much more.


There are more exciting spices than salt and pepper, here are a very small sampling of common herbs and spices used in African cooking. Popular African Food Spices and Recipes Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 5-3-2009

African Bird Pepper- this pepper comes in a scorching 70,000 -150,000 Scoville Heat Units. African bird pepper, commonly referred to also as piri piri (pepper-pepper)


Cardamom- has a gingery pine flavor and if using whole seeds crack before using.

Cinnamon- made of ground dried tree bark, sometimes left whole. Most of the cinnamon comes from trees of the "cinnamon cassia" family.

Coriander- the seed of the cilantro plant, the taste is citrus sweet flavor. The African countries of Morocco and Egypt produce a lot amount of the…

Egyptian Aseer Asab Sugarcane Juice Drink Recipe

Drinking Raw Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane Juice Aseer asab is a sweet Egyptian drink made by pressing peeled sugarcane stalks into a sugarcane press.

Drinking Raw Sugarcane Juice Interesting Sugarcane Facts and An Easy Sugarcane Drink Recipe
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
5-1-2009


Sweet Egyptian sugarcane drink.

Facts About SugarCane Sugarcane is cultivated in Upper Egypt in spring and autumn each year. Sugarcane is much sweeter than processed sugar. Native to the warm temperate to tropical regions sugarcane is a natural sweet treat. Sugarcane is cultivated for its natural sweet juice; there are many uses of sugar cane including the production of table and brown sugar, molasses, rum and soda.
Aseer asab is a sweet Egyptian sugarcane drink made by pressing peeled sugar cane stalks into a sugarcane press. If you don’t have a sugarcane press use sugarcane syrup. By The African Gourmet, March 1, 2009

Sugarcane is much sweeter than processed sugar.


Egypti…



African proverb friendship quote to live by

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