A while back we ate at my friend’s (check out her funny blog) house and had an African meal so wonderful that we had to share it with you! You see, my friend’s husband was born/raised in Egypt all of his life and recently made his way to the states a few years ago. Though he adores American food, he always loves to cook authentic meals for friends whenever they come over.
We had Al Mesaka’ah (Arabic) which is simply a meat dish with fresh veggies, herbs, spices, and other seasonings. It was very delish, and the rice was perfectly cooked. I am still trying to master the art of cooking rice and when I think I have it, I end up with a sticky mess!
Our meal was served with fresh tomatoes, olives, lettuce, cucumbers, rice, & pita bread/sauce. For dessert he served us fresh apricots! Egyptians are all about fresh food/fruit. Not only was the meal very good, but it took a while for everything to marry together.
It really means a lot to know that someone took time out of their day to cook for us. Per his wife, he was in the kitchen cooking since 11am that morning and we didn’t come over until after 6pm! Do you have any exotic recipes to share? We’d love to hear!