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More Moroccan Delights!

So I got myself a pie dish, that means..I can make Moroccan Bastilla! (see october entry). And I did! It is a lot of work, but it is yummy yummy yummy! :) There was enough to last several meals :) It could probably last for more meals, but I greedily ate more than I should each time, heh.

I also made Moroccan Lentil & Rice salad. And along with that I tried the recipe for Hut bu-Etob (trout stuffed with chopped dates and almonds). It was nice, but I found it a little too sweet as a main course for my liking, althought Jon liked it the way it was :) But I used the extra filling to make a dessert pie, and found it appropriately sweet as a dessert.

I guess I like my meals to be more savory. I remember in Morocco we tried couscous with chicken and dates, and though it was tasty, it was too sweet for me as well — it gets je-lat quite quickly.

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What’s Cooking?

Just to show Jon isn’t starving. We had Moroccan style lamb with rice, and Moroccan style veg (which actually tastes quite Chinese) for dinner last night.

Anyway, yes, I’m running thru the Moroccan cookbook and seeing what interesting stuff I can make from there. I do like Moroccan food a lot. Its very flavourful because of the many spices used. The more common ones used in Moroccan cooking are cumin, corriander, tumeric, paprika, pepper, saffron, cardamom, ginger and cinnimon.
If I can find a pie dish, think I’ll try making Bastilla. Its a heavenly pie filled with chicken and pigeon (tho i’ll prob skip the pigeon since it’s hard to find), thats sweet and savory all at the same time. The one we ate in Morocco was really to die for. Full of melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Mmm…hope I can recreate that experience :)

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A Taste of Morocco

Guess what I made for dinner today? A full Moroccan meal!

Here’s the menu:

Appetiser: Tomatoe & Onion Salad w Cumin

Starter: Zahluk (Eggplant Puree with Olive Oil, Garlic & Paprika to spread on bread)

Main Course: Moroccan Style Chicken and Olives

Dessert: Oranges sprinkled with cinnimon

Drink: Mint Tea (i finally got the right green tea!)

:)

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