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Malian Saka Saka

8 Mar

Oh. my. tastebuds.

Over the weekend, I hosted a dinner party with my Malian-American friend Tigui as the featured chef.

For weeks, my friend had tried to hunt down some goat meat for us. It got a little complicated, so we decided to go with roast lamb from the Old Fashioned Butcher Shoppe.

Lamb + Onion + Spinach + Okra = Deliciousness!

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If this picture makes your mouth water, here’s the recipe (based on 3 lbs. of meat):

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Perfect Plantains!

20 Feb

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Plantains are an easy, delicious treat. You might be wondering “What is the difference between plantains and bananas?” Bananas can be eaten raw while plantains are starchier and served cooked. My friend Tigui from Mali recently showed me how to fry plantains.

At first I got a little worried because her plantains were very green on the outside and mine were black and yellow (more black than anything). So I did a little research and was relieved to find that plantains can be friend at any stage of ripeness. Just like bananas, the more yellow/black they are, the sweeter they taste.

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