After all this still tries to be a food blog and not a wisecrack blog ... I suppose. Then it's food we are going to talk about and Moroccan Chicken Kebabs in particular.
As it happens to be and you probably know it, the book Jamie does ... is in my possession. There is a section about Morocco in it. So I was leafing through it for what I could cook. Three recipes made for further consideration. According to what was on offer while shopping I decided to go for the Chicken Kebabs with Avocado Dip. As Jamie puts it, "the fresh avocado dip here isn't typically Moroccan".
Then I decided ... I'm not going to have it then and believing something with yogurt would be more typically I went to do the following with some further adjustments (as you do).
400 g chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
A thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely grated
3 tbs olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli
1 tsp (more or less) ground coriander
Salt and pepper (at will)
150 ml yogurt
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 tsp cumin
Tomatoes, cut into small pieces
Cucumber, cut into small chunks
Some fresh coriander
Yet more salt and pepper
So, a few changes took place when compared to the original recipe. Basically the chicken part remains and that you eat it with flatbreads.
First of all we want to marinade the chicken. For that we need the ginger, olive oil, turmeric, chilli, ground coriander and some salt and pepper. That's the marinade. 30 minutes in the fridge for the marinating meat should be sufficient. However, it's no crime to leave it longer. Rather the opposite.
Before you take the meat out, you still have enough time to prepare the yogurt sauce by mixing the yogurt with the garlic, cumin and salt and pepper as you see fit.
Then the meat goes onto some skewers. Barbecue them or do them in a ravaging hot griddle pan. Fine, don't let them burn.
Get some warm flatbreads, cut them open and stuff them with a bit of yourt sauce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and some coriander leaves.
I like that fresh taste of the tomato and cucumber together with the slightly zingy chicken kebabs ... perfectly for that kind of weather or just anytime. The only downside was I couldn't use any tomatoes from the windowsill, because there are none yet.
I hope you enjoyed these chicken kebabs. You can also have a closer look ...
Maybe that inspires you also a bit for Bloggers Around the World to cook something Moroccan. I would really love to see some nice things coming from you.
So ... I enjoy the heat a bit more. Luckily I'm not in the office today, where we would have about 5000 °C in some rooms and 18 °C in others. See ya!