Beef Kebab + Grilled tomato and green pepper salad (chlada mechouia)

Beef Kebab + Grilled tomato and green pepper salad  (chlada mechouia)

Today I am sharing my favourite combination of Moroccan grilled foods: beef kebab and grilled tomato and green pepper salad, also known in Morocco as chlada mechouia.  And if you don’t have a barbecue, it doesn’t mean you can’t have grilled food. You can just do like me and use a chargrilled pan, because we love grilled foods.

These beef kebab recipe is very simple and easy to prepare, the longer you will let the meat marinate, the softer and tastier the meat will get. The onions are mainly present in this recipe so the meat can absorb their taste. It’s one of those recipes that requires just a few ingredients but still comes out packed with flavour.

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Spring Rolls + Sweet and Savoury Chermoula Sauce

Spring Rolls + Sweet and Savoury Chermoula Sauce

Spring rolls because I had to expand my summer food edition, although there is no more sun in London, well it’s there but it’s kind of playing hide and seek… I am sure you see what I mean. It will come back… Hopefully.

I love spring rolls, I usually prefer the fresh ones (wrapped in moistened rice paper) as opposed to the cooked/fried for several reasons. 

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Orange Blossom and Mint Lemonade

Orange Blossom and Mint Lemonade

It’s still sunny and warm in London, yes, lemonade for everyone!

I love lemonade. It’s refreshing, sweet, comforting, citrusy and tangy.

In Morocco the majority of the houses that have a backyard, all have one thing in common. They all have a lemon tree. Really, and I have been to many homes. My parents love to grow stuff, I mean fruits, vegetables and herbs so I’d expect them to have a lemon tree, but why almost everyone does? Maybe it’s just a coincidence. I should investigate this anyway.

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Radish and Apple Salad + Rose Water and Anchovy Yoghurt Dressing

Radish and Apple Salad + Rose Water and Anchovy Yoghurt Dressing

I don’t know what’s the weather like in your part of the world, but in London it’s super hot and feels great. Its finally summer and I hope it’s going to last for a while.

This balmy type of weather calls for barbecues, salads and popsicles, ahh popsicles! It also calls for delicious seasonal foods, swimming pools, sandals, and three showers a day, but today let’s discuss salad and radishes.

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