Joojeh Kabob as a wrap

Joojeh Kabobs (Persian Chicken Saffron Kabobs)

These kabobs are super simple, but I know a lot of people are put off by the saffron because it’s so expensive. The thing is, it’s only expensive in the grocery store ~ you can find good quality cooking-grade Persian…

Doro Wat

Doro Wot (Ethiopian Spicy Chicken Stew)

This one is is definitely a labor of love. Count on 2.5-3 hours start to finish, but soooo worth it. Rich spices built up on a slightly sweet onion base in layers and layers crowned with chicken and a marinated…

Macroona Imbakbaka

Macroona Imbakaka (Libyan Chicken and Pasta)

Seems like most people say “this is Libya’s quintessential dish” which usually means “I can’t tell you mom’s recipe under penalty of death”, but here we are, and it’s not my mom.  So… Call it North African/Italian fusion in a…

Karahi Chicken and naan

Karahi Chicken

Karahi chicken is a highly aromatic stew (curry) that brings together tomatoes, chilies, and a nice cilantro ‘kick’.  It gets it’s name because, well, it’s cooked in a karahi (or kadai), which is a thick-walled stew pot common throughout the…

Koobideh Kabob

Chicken Koobideh Kabobs

 Koobideh are Persian ground meat kabobs, so a bit different from the normal US fare, but they’re delightfully rich and aromatic. Cooked on the grill, it’s the perfect sort of dish for a hot summer’s night. For this version I…

Moroccan Pastilla

Moroccan Pastilla

A pastilla is a type of savory pie, consisting of spiced bird of some sort or another encased in puff pastry.  Variants can be found across the Mediterranean and into the Middle East, probably because they taste so good. Some quick…

Creamy Tomato Chicken Curry

Well, that’s what I’m calling it for now, anyway.  Maybe someone can identify it for me. Anyway, this was partially borne from me wanting more curries under my belt, and partially influenced by Elderdottir’s particular condition where certain things can overcome…

Tomato Chicken with Curry

Da Tomato Curry

So, this is more or less making a stand-alone version of the curry from the Curry-Stuffed Toast I posted  recently, because I liked it so much.  (If you missed that, it was a savory French-style toast with curry and home-made cheese…

Easy-bake Chicken

Easy-bake Chicken

Weeknights can be the worst for cooking.  An exceptionally long day at the office (and really, who doesn’t have a lot of those these days) and the idea of spending any time in the kitchen just sounds like a nightmare.  You…