Liboké with boiled plantains is a popular recipe in the Congo-Kinshasa (DRC) where I am from. Liboké is usually steamed fish or meat that is cooked in banana leaves in a homemade steamer of any sort. Nowadays it is done on a grill, stove top or in a regular oven. What makes the liboké so delicious is how the aromas of all the spices in the banana leaf get infused in the fish or meat with the steam. You don’t need too many spices, but you want to make sure that those you use are effective.[Read more…] about Liboké with boiled plantains
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Broiled mackerel with quinoa recipe is one of my favorite fish recipes. You don’t feel full after eating this and, of course, it’s so healthy. The fish is cooked in the oven on broil. In less than 30 min, your food will be ready. You can eat it with almost anything (rice, quinoa, potatoes, salads).
What is mackerel?
Mackerel is the name given to a number of different species of fish. They can look like torpedo fish with beautiful patterns on their backs. I grew up eating horsed mackerels, which have a very pleasant flavour and an oily texture. I usually fry them with any type of starch and green vegetables.[Read more…] about Broiled mackerel with quinoa recipe
Chicken yassa with rice recipe is a staple dish in Senegal. This particular dish originates from the southern part of the country, Casamance. Known for its beautiful coasts and amazing fabrics, Senegal is a country in western Africa that brings so much to the African gastronomy. In the last five years, there has been a buzz about a grain that dates back to ancient Egypt called fonio, found in Senegal. This grain is a superfood and it is slowly gaining interest in America. The spices and herbs used in their cuisines have distinct flavors and aromas and are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Senegalese cuisine has a diversity of cooking techniques acquired through their contact with other cultures.[Read more…] about Chicken Yassa with rice recipe
This chickpeas salad with pickled onions recipe was the perfect recipe for the hot summer that we have been experiencing in Toronto! Seriously, we had experience five straight days of temperatures over 30° Celsius! Cold recipes are definitely a necessity, especially if your air conditioning system decided to break! I will stop here…[Read more…] about Chickpeas salad with pickled onions recipe
I think that my new motto in life is “keep it simple.” LOL MY husband and I looove to entertain. Sometimes, it’s a last minute/spontaneous invitation that we give before looking at what we have in the fridge LOL. Although, I preferably don’t cook chicken for my guests (personal preference), I remembered watching Ina Garten (my favorite of all!) make a whole rosemary chicken and it looked so good; plus I really like lemon.[Read more…] about Rosemary Chicken With Lemon Rice
Happy new year! We definitely started our year on a high note. For the first time ever, cooking with Magali had a guest, Pearl Thusi! Pearl is a south African actress and personality. She shared so many things about the food she grew up eating while learning to cook a traditional Congolese dish.[Read more…] about Fumbwa with fried fish and fufu ft Pearl Thusi