Is it really Moroccan food, or some concoction?
Today I briefly saw Nigella putting a Moroccan dish together on tele. She said she thought it wasn’t Moroccan but had inspiration from there. It was a leg of lamb smothered in spices and cooked in the over for an hour and half until crisp on the outside, but tender on the inside, accompanied with cucumber yoghurt mix in pitta bread. Yumm right?
Well, although I am Mediterranean I don’t really like lamb cooked many different ways and so normally don’t stock up on it unless there is a special occasion.
Normally however, I would have lamb mince in the fridge and I will mix this with pork mince and make my spaghetti Bolognese sauce. Today, I was inspired by Nigella so I decided to come up with a new concoction.
I chopped up 3 celery sticks, 2 carrots, 2 small peppers, a small bunch of parsley, an onion, 2 sprigs of spring onion, a handful of chives.
I normally cook with peanut oil, but if you allergic to peanuts use vegetable or sunflower. I heated that up and put 500 grams of lamb mince, cooked it nicely and added the following spices generously:
– ground nutmeg
a sprinkle of the following as well:
– red chilli powder
– black pepper
– ground cinnamon
wow, I am really precise aren’t I? Well if it’s any consolation I cook to taste rather than measurements.
I then added my chives, onion and spring onion. Mixed this together with the mince to transfer the spice. Then added a spoon of red grape & Framboise jelly and a spoon of Cranberry & caramelised red onion chutney, and lastly half a spoon of mint sauce.
Once I mixed this well and the onion were soft I added a sprinkle of almonds, my carrots, celery, parsley and peppers.
To accompany this I made bulgur wheat.
Bon apetite… but if that’s too adventurous for you… sorry.
Oh, I forgot what do we call it? Any ideas?
- A Regional Approach to Moroccan Cooking (moroccotomorrow.org)
- A slice of Morocco on India’s plate (moroccotomorrow.org)
- The Best Moroccan Food You’ll Never Eat (in a Restaurant) (moroccomama.wordpress.com)
- Moroccan lamb mince, egg and feta ‘breakfast’ tagine (scoffandquaff.me)
- Moroccan cuisine in Paris (sigalsasson.wordpress.com)
- Spiced Lamb with Moroccan Couscous (deuxchicago.wordpress.com)