Moroccan stew recipe
Went to a party where I was served a delicious stew, tomato based with chickpeas, cabbage, sweet potatoes, raisons, and celery along with lots of spices. Anyone know of a recipe for a stew like this?
i don't think of cabbage or sweet potatoes as being especially moroccan, but the flavors of ginger, cumin, sumac, coriander, bay, herbs like parsley and mint are used heavily.
i'd saute dried spices in oil, add some bay leaves and chopped onion til the onion is translucent. add chopped garlic and a can of tomatoes and break them down. add the cabbage, sweet potatoes and chickpeas. simmer. in the meantime, soak the golden raisins. when the stew has cooked down, add the raisins and adjust the seasonings. add chopped parsley and/or mint. these kinds of things are very forgiving and i never use recipes. i'd squeeze fresh lemon juice over it at the end.
oh, and i'd skip the celery entirely. maybe eggplant though.
when i had a Moroccan housemate, he often made a stew like this with onions, cabbage, butternut squash and chickpeas. It was delicious! I don't have a recipe -- he more or less threw everything in a pot with water or stock.
It's called Couscous with Seven Vegetables. Google it and you'll get lots of recipes. I've made it and it's very traditional, but I don't have a recipe handy at the moment.
I'd use cinnamon, coriander, cumin and chilli flakes as your spices, with maybe some turmeric for colour.