3 Cookout Condiments for the CultureBy BLACK FOODIESummer is officially here which means it's time to get back to cookouts with friends and family. If you're a foodie, you probably picked up a few new recipes and skills in the kitchen during the pandemic — allow us to introduce you to three more! These three condiments are savoury, tangy, and totally addictive. You'll be the toast of the cookout when you dish up Ethiopian/Eritrean awaze, Caribbean green mayo, and Haitian pikliz to be used with everything from hot dogs to fries, burgers, and kebabs. The rich umami flavours in each recipe will keep your guests coming back for more, so don't be surprised if they're hangning around your kitchen at the end of the night looking for more.
Lumanda in Pounded GroundnutsBy Clara Kapelembe BwaliA popular vegetable in Zambia, so much so that it is sung about in songs, Lumanda is often enjoyed with groundnuts, which pairs nicely with its interesting sour taste. Below is how I love to prepare it.
Spicy Green Mango and Coconut Meat SaladBy Nutritionniste DédéThis super delicious vitamin C-loaded salad is the perfect side dish for any meal. It's going to become your next favorite, I’m telling you! The mix of the mango, coconut, and hot peppers can’t be described with words, you just have to make it, eat it, and experience the flavor explosions in your mouth!
Tuna KatlesiBy Nafisa MnondwaA mouthwatering Tanzanian appetizer, tuna katlesi are fried potato and tuna snacks, perfect for special occasions or to make in a batch and enjoy during the week. They're a little bit spicy, so make sure to serve them hot with sweet and sour sauces, like tamarind or coconut chutney. Not ready to make these at home? Place an order with me on Instagram @naphi78!
Ndizi Nyama – Tanzanian Green Banana and BeefBy Nafisa MnondwaAn integral part of Tanzanian cuisine, Ndizi Nyama — Swahili for “bananas and meat” — is a simple yet savory dish that packs a ton of flavor. Using the greenest unripe, starchy bananas, a distinctly East African technique, this dish features tender meat and coconut milk making Ndizi Nyama a great dish to serve on any occasion!
Zambian Fish Curry with NshimaBy Clara Kapelembe BwaliZambia is blessed to have a large body of water country-wide and as a result, fish is readily available and easy to find. It’s a great protein source in Zambian households with many of us preparing it by smoking, boiling, frying, and/or drying the different types of fish available. For this particular dish, I added a twist to a local boiled fish recipe by making it a fish curry. I consider this a twist as Zambian food is not heavy on the spices — many prefer it cooked in its natural flavours. Nshima, locally known as Ubwali, is a staple in Zambia. It can be made using maize meal which is the most common, or with cassava, millet, and/or sorghum meal. Try this recipe and enjoy a taste of Zambia!
Kenyan Goat PilauBy JudyAn integral part of Kenyan cuisine, Pilau is a simple yet savoury dish that packs a ton of flavour. The tenderness of the meat paired with the aromatics of the rice makes Goat pilau a great dish to serve on any occasion!
Arroz de Atum – Cape Verdean Rice with TunaBy CrystalA traditional Cape Verdean diet is rich in fish and seafood so arroz de atum (also referred to as arroz ku atum) is a perfect taste of my island nation in one bite. Unlike most Cape Verdean dishes, it doesn't take a whole afternoon or day to make which is perfect with my busy schedule and family life. I recommend imported tuna from Cape Verde or Portugal as the pieces are meatier and it's usually a little bit saltier than American tuna. Plus, its packed in olive oil which lends the dish a distinct taste.
Ethiopian-Style FulBy Eden HagosA popular dish across the Middle East and Africa (especially Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan), ful is a popular protein-packed stew with lots of potential. The base of the dish is created with red onions, tomatoes, and garlic which are cooked down before fava beans are added in with various spices. Together, these ingredients deliver a rich and spicy umami flavour that leaves you feeling satisfied and energized. Every family recipe is different, but here's the one that we love in my house for breakfast. I hope it becomes part of your morning routine too!
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