Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives

The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite herbs)….

Mchermla Batendjel

  The weekend is finally here, and so is the summer heat, which is why I prepared this simple, fresh dish with aubergines/eggplants! I love this dish, as it reminds me of my summer’s at my grandmother’s house. We used to prepare this dish in the garden, where we had a little shaded cooking corner….

Caramelized Semolina Pudding

Only a few more days until the end of Ramadan, and the days will soon become busy with Eïd preparations (and then the celebration of course!). I decided to prepare a semolina pudding with a caramel topping, extremely popular in North Africa and always with a hint of orange blossom water. A sweet and fresh…

Sardine Croquettes

I’ve decided no Sweet’s for Fiesta Friday but instead, a simple recipe with fresh sardines! A Sardines are beautiful little fish, inexpensive and delicious grilled, marinated or like today as spicy croquettes. Thank you Angie from The Novice Gardener  and thanks to Caroline @Caroline’s Cooking and Elaine @foodbod for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday ! Serves: 12 pieces Ingredients:…

Chaussons au Fromage et Épinard, Puff Pastry Roll with Cheese and Spinach

Today is a very very special day, this is Fiesta Friday #52  but this is also Fiesta Friday Anniversary! One long year of partying every Friday, with the creator of this magnificent Fiesta, Angie from The Novice Gardener and many other bloggers! Thank you, Angie, and thank you to the fantastic co-hosts for their weekly efforts and work. Wonderful…

Naan Bread and Algerian Mutton Tajine

I love Indian cuisine, the texture, the fragrance, the beautiful colors, the smell, the presentation into the copper Degchi! All the cuisine around the world brings something new, exotic, fusion and much more. Today I made a fusion Indian Naan Bread and Algerian Mutton Tajine Recipe. For the Naan, the recipe comes from  Sweet & Savory…

Almond Cigars

Hey, hey! 4th Fiesta Friday. Angie is a wonderful hostess, I’m delighted to go with my Petite Paniere full of surprises. Today, something sweet and full of flavor to share with you. Almond Cigars are made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets. It’s made with fine semolina a pinch of salt and…

Almond-Paste Dates

  Serves 10 Ingredients: 15 fresh dates (Deglet Noor for me) 100g of almond powder 100g of icing sugar 2 tablespoon of orange water blossom Food coloring 1 drop of pure almond extract White granulated sugar for decoration. Procedure: Make a vertical cut in the middle of the date and remove the pit, proceed the same…

Algerian Kaak

  . Algerian Kaak is very popular from East to West of Algeria and in North Africa in general. Each city has its own recipe and flavor, and this one is the one from Algiers.   Serves 12 crowns Ingredients: 500g of plain flour/all purpose flour 2 eggs 125g of granulated white sugar 100ml of…

Bread, Bread, Bread.

  Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread… Serves 8: Ingredients: 175ml of warm water 1 tablespoon of granulated white sugar 1 egg 10g of fresh yeast 1 teaspoon of salt 350g of flour 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds 1…