There’s nothing like a Sunday night in with family and friends sharing a tasty hearty meal. To make it even better, how about setting out all the ingredients and everyone making their own pie. We’re doing this at Giraffe in the restaurant where it’s proving a hit. Here are all the recipes to make the delicious components for my idea of a fun family dinner: “Build a Moroccan Pie”. You read it here first.
Moroccan lamb casserole
2kg agria potatoes, peeled and chopped
100g butter, cubed
1 cup cream
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- Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold salted water, bring to the boil and simmer until just tender.
- Drain and pass the potatoes through a potato ricer or mash with a potato masher.
- In a small saucepan combine the milk and butter and gently heat.
- Return the mashed potato to the heat and add the milk mixture, stirring until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
- Season with flake salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Moroccan whole roasted carrots
6 carrots of a similar size, peeled
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp Moroccan seasoning
Zest of an orange
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- In a small baking dish, place the carrots, pour COOKover the olive oil then sprinkle over the seasoning.
- Make sure the carrots are coated in the mix.
- Sprinkle over the orange zest.
- Place in the oven with the casserole and cook for 30-40 mins.
Moroccan yoghurt sauce
1 cup natural yoghurt
1 Tbsp Moroccan seasoning
Zest of an orange
1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
- Mix the yoghurt and seasoning together then place into a small serving bowl.
- Top the sauce with the orange zest and cumin seeds.
Puff pastry tops
300g ready-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Cut the pastry into six squares, 15x15cm, and place on the baking tray. Brush with beaten egg.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 mins or till golden brown.