Sunday, 24 June 2012

Dinner Party Club Moroccan Menu

Entrée: Kebab Koutbane
This was a delicious dish – a traditional Moroccan entrée, with marinaded beef and beef suet cubes, seared on the barbeque.  The flavour was fantastic! 

Main: Chicken Tagine with Figs and Almonds
A lovely tagine, full of rich flavours and tender chicken legs.  Our consensus was that we couldn’t really taste the saffron in it – is the saffron worth it in such a richly flavoured dish?

Side: Couscous with Orange, Almonds and Cinnamon
A fresh tasting couscous, made with orange juice, that provided a lovely contrast to the richness of the tagine.

Salad: Roasted Capsicum with Feta, Capers and Preserved Lemon
This was a revelation!  The combination of sweet, salty and sour was so fresh alongside the tagine.

Bread: Khobz dyal Zraa
The bread had the typical denseness of Moroccan bread – fantastic for mopping up the tagine.

Dessert: Briwat Bi Loz (Brides’ Fingers)
Lovely mouthfuls of sweet nutty flavour, with each ingredient identifiable, yet providing a harmonious finale.  Buffalo yoghurt with vanilla paste was the perfect accompaniment.

The verdict
This was one of the most successful dinner parties we’ve had.  Every dish was great, the combinations worked well and we all ended the evening wanting to try the dishes again.

No comments: