Arabian nights

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by africanmeat, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was going to post this as my  Throwdown. but Brian told nepas it must be smoked so this one Is out .

    Don’t worry it was not wasted the family polish  it  with flat bread  hummus   hot sauce and a coldddd  beer.

    I made  fresh chicken  sausage with B pepper

    Fresh garlic   fresh  coriander salt fresh chili .

    On a metal skewer I put   chicken thighs with onion

    Sprinkle with coriander powder, cumin powder , salt,

    And an Moroccan   spice called raus al chanut (the mix of the owner of the shop).

    On a hot grill add  fresh coriander .

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    To comfort me my wife made a cherry  tart for dessert

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    thanks for looking
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great, I wonder what's in the spice blend...JJ
     
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


     Thanks .each spice shop owner got his one recipe but they  use the same spice

    cumin, ground

     hot red pepper, minced

     sweet red pepper, minced

     grains of fennel, minced

     caraway seeds, ground

     coriander, ground

     black pepper, minced

     white pepper, minced

     nutmeg, ground

     nutmeg rind, ground

     ginger (ginger), minced

     turmeric, minced

     cloves, ground

     cinnamon, ground

     powdered roses
     
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All you got to do is ask JJ . Ras el Hanout loosely translates as "top of the shop'." The best the spice merchant could come up with Ras  means king in Ethiopian.
    "subtle curry like with a spicy yet floral fragrance & a robust yet subtle flavour"

    Originally contained  spanish fly & hashish[​IMG]  but this is the version that wont attract police attention. [​IMG]  Its from Ian Hemphills  Spice Notes .

    All spices are ground .OK  3 &1/3 tbsp mild paprika ,2&2/3 tbsp each cumin &ginger ,4 tsp coriander 2tsp each of casia & turmeric  1&1/2 tsp fennel seed 1 &1/4 each allspice,green cardamon seed,whole dill seed,galangal,nutmeg & orris root 1/2 tsp each bay leaves,caraway seed,cayenne pepper,cloves,mace,cubeb pepper & brown cardamon. 30 whole saffron stigma.Orris root is from the rhizome of the Florentine Iris ,fine textured like talcum powder aroma distinctly similiar to violets .WHO KNEW. 

    Now Ian Hemphill is the man in spices here.[​IMG]   It was his fathers business,the book is in top 100 things in your Saveur magazine,etc [​IMG]  .His store is 5 minutes from me. I have seen versions with rose petals & not all of the ingredients listed above. I personally would put fenugreek in it & cayenne. I make a simplified version that I  use as a dry rub on chicken because I dont have 30 saffron stigma laying around the house. Im also a bit old for the hashish version & spanish fly lost its allure after viagra got invented.Pity people still  believe in rhino horn. Cubeb pepper is a long tailed peppercorn from Asia which I  dont  think adds much. Go get 'em.
     
  5. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I meant bump the cayenne as in add more to late to be typing.Africanmeat is on the $, we have the same ingredient list he posted as I  was typing.
     
  6. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Thats looks great Ahron Thanks for posting it up it is 6:24 am here and i think I could eat that for breakfast...lol  [​IMG]
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It sure looks good Ahron! That might have been a winner.

    Congrats to your wife for making that delicious looking tart! It's totally off the charts.

    I like those flat skewers your using too.
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks to both of you for sharing the great looking dish and the spice mix 
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ahron, morning... That looks so good as does all your food....  I guess that was a good pratice run for the next TD ??  I hope you didn't suffer having to eat it ... [​IMG].. I would have helped...

    Have a great day... Dave
     
  10. Some awesome looking sausage and chicken. I love the spice mix. Thanks for sharing the info
     
  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great !!!!
     
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now I liked that meal there Ahron with or without  the throwdown. You have to think about it most of us out here grill alot more then we smoke.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member



    Hi Moikel you are right i got his book the spice and herb bible
     
  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks it is great for breakfast
     
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


      Thanks AL  i will tell anat . i made the skewers out off Stainless Steel bar



      Thanks Gary i will tell anat


    Thanks Dave sorry but the gang polished the plates
     


     Thanks ,
     
  16. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


     Thanks


      Thanks , do you really grill more wow i love grilling i grill if the weather allows 3 to 4 times a week mostly chicken
     
  17. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    looks great and i'm with ya on the flat bread and hummus!
     
  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I must be in a time warp?  I am seeing old posts I never saw?

    That is just awesome, Aahron!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


      Thanks Moroccan grill meat with hummus is a marriange from heaven


     Thanks
     
  20. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    i do an indo/pak chicken tikka on the grll and serve it with naan, hummus, cucumbers and tomatoes................nice and spicy!
     

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