From couscous and vegetables to African peanut stew, African foods star the savory, heady flavors of cinnamon and cardamom, laced with the heat of chile peppers. These African-inspired recipes bring the aromas a Moroccan spice market and the staples of a Senegal, Malawi or Mali kitchen front and center.
Moroccan Seafood Stew
Warm tomato sauce loaded with saffron, orange, garlic and paprika garnishes this sea bass stew.
Moroccan Spiced Pork Loin with Apricots and Chickpeas
This dish celebrates the sweetly spiced seasonings of Morocco, which pairs so beautifully with fruit and chickpeas. Serve with 1/2 cup steamed couscous.
Moroccan Couscous with Saffron
This dish is tasty and looks gorgeous on a big serving plate as the centerpiece of a meal.
African Peanut Stew
Serve this African-inspired vegetarian stew on rice for a hearty and healthful main dish.
Moroccan Bouquet Garni
Tie whole spices in a bit of cheesecloth to make them easy to remove before serving.
West African Peanut Soup
Sweet carrots, pungent ginger, tomato juice and sweet potato meld with creamy peanut butter in this satisfying soup.