African Recipes

This includes all of Africa, including North Africa which has some elements of the Mediterranean in it’s cuisine.  There are also links to recipes I have posted to Spin the Globe Recipes.  These recipes do not claim to be “authentic,” at least not in their entirety.  Some have been modified for the American kitchen either in technique, ingredient swaps, or ingredient amounts out of necessity or my perception of better health.  That just means that a recipe with a lot of meat and few vegetables may have been modified so that there is less meat and more vegetables.  If there is an ingredient I simply cannot find, I may have had to swap out for something similar.


  • Algerian Couscous

    • Algerians are very proud of their couscous and have made this their national dish.  It is made with either cubed chicken or lamb, in a stew, with eggplant, chickpeas, green beans, bell pepper, and other vegetables.  It is neither spicy nor hot.
  • Botswana Beef

    • This is marinated and grilled steak fillet.
  • Chicken Tagine

    • The term tagine refers to the clay cooking vessel the chicken is braised in.  This dish is popular throughout North Africa and the Middle East.  It has plenty of spices, such as cumin, ginger, and cinnamon, but it is not hot.
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken with Moroccan Couscous

    • This is a grilled chicken dish with lots of spices and couscous that is full of vegetables.
  • Kuku Wa Nazi (Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk)

    • I had to take some liberties with the ingredients, but this is very good none-the-less.
  • Moroccan Chicken Soup

    • This is just chicken soup with North African spices.
  • Muamba de Galinha of Angola

    • This is a chicken stew based on a Portuguese method, but with local ingredients.
  • Quick Preserved Lemon

    • Traditionally preserved lemon takes weeks to prepare.  This is a short-cut version that takes only a matter of hours and makes a very passable substitute.
  • Vegetarian Harira

    • Harira is a chickpea soup or stew that usually contains beef.  This version is only slightly spicy and not at all hot.


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