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Learning to Cook Moroccan January 26, 2010

Filed under: Food — kgnorman @ 12:52 PM

Since we’re 3 posts away from the most recent food entry, I figured it was time.

We haven’t cooked many Moroccan dishes ourselves yet, though we’ve watched our house helper make a variety of meals over the past few months.  Last week we asked her to cook Seffa, a dish we hadn’t tried but was recommended to us by almost everyone here.  When she finished, she explained to us how you arrange the noodles and put crushed almonds, powdered sugar, and cinnamon overtop.  We were excited until we realized that the customary chicken or lamb that goes inside the noodle mound was suspiciously missing.  So we delayed our Seffa experience until we could do some research.

Armed by Google, we found a number of good Seffa recipes and discovered that Najet had done the hard work of making the noodles (takes over an hour and lots of attention to them).  We decided to go for it and made some chicken to go inside.  Here’s what it looked like when we were done.  It was delicious!

There's a chicken surprise under those noodles topped with almonds, cinnamon, and powdered sugar...

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