The cuisine of Algeria - Africa

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The foods of Algeria

Traditional Algerian cuisine, a colorful combination of Berber, Turkish, French, and Arab tastes, can be either extremely mild or packed with flavorful seasonings. Ginger, saffron, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, parsley, and mint are essential in any Algerian pantry.
Couscous , the national dish, is often mistaken as a grain itself, rather than pasta. The pasta dough is a mixture of water and coarse, grainy semolina wheat particles. The dough is then crumbled through a sieve to create tiny pellets. Algerians prefer lamb, chicken, or fish to be placed on a bed of warm couscous, along with cooked vegetables such as carrots, chickpeas, and tomatoes, and spicy stews. Couscous can also be used in desserts by adding a variety of ingredients, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, dates, and figs.
No Algerian meal would be complete without bread, normally a long, French loaf. Similar to Middle Eastern customs, bread is often used to scoop food off of a plate or to soak up a spicy sauce or stew. More traditional Berber families usually eat flat, wheat bread.
Mechoui , a roasted whole lamb cooked on an outdoor spit, is usually prepared when a large group of people gathers together. The animal is seasoned with herb butter so the skin is crispy and the meat inside is tender and juicy. Bread and various dried fruits and vegetables, including dates (whose trees can thrive in the country's Sahara desert), often accompany mechoui .
The types of Cuisines in Algeria are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Berkoukech soup Chicken couscous Chicken salad Moroccan spiced chickpea soup Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
African - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Moroccan spiced chicken breasts Moroccan spiced chickpea soup Skillet chicken and rice Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon

Cooking in Algeria