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Turmeric Pan Fried Goat Recipe

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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. Remove fr

Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew

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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 Goat Stew Slow Cooker Curry Goat Stew Recipe Ingredients 5 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. More easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to

Palm Oil Nigerian Groundnut Stew

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Some of the best food originates from Nigeria. Pounding FUFU to eat with groundnut stew 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

Senegal's Door of No Return Dispute

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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? Statue of captured slaves on Goree island 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

What is the Comoros Fomboni Accord?

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

Popular African Spices

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Popular African Food Spices List of popular African cooking spices you need to know​.  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. African food and culture explain a small sampling of common herbs and spices used in African cooking. Maggi cubes are used in almost every African recipe. Popular African Food Spices and Recipes African Bird Pepper African Bird 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 Cardamom has a gingery pine flavor and if using whole seeds crack before using. Cinnamon Cinnamon is made of ground dried tree bark, sometimes left whole. Most of the cinnamon comes from trees of the cinnamon cassia family. Coriander Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant, the taste is citrus s

Egyptian Aseer Asab Sugarcane Juice Drink Recipe

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Sugarcane Juice Drink 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 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.  Sugarcane is much sweeter than processed sugar.   Egyptian Summer Aseer Asab Sugarcane Juicer African Recipes by The African Gourmet  In Egypt, sugarcane “

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