Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Africa

Heaven’s Cassava Chimichurri Filet Mignons

These mega-garlicky grilled filet mignons have been on the menu at Heaven Restaurant in Kigali since the restaurant opened. To be strictly authentic, you’ll need to know about one exotic […]

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Moroccan Grilled Pepper Salad

Forget about the twelfth century Koutoubia Mosque or the Jemaa el Fna (the medieval city square). The real marvel of Marrakech is its salad. Or more precisely the array of […]

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Piri-Piri Chicken Wings in the Style of Nando’s

I don’t normally eat at fast food joints—especially not at airports. However, I make an exception whenever I’m in Johannesburg or Cape Town: Nando’s. Over three decades, Nando’s founders, Fernando […]

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Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

Tour (make that lose yourself in) the souk in Fez and you’ll find these tiny kebabs at grill stalls strategically located in the labyrinthine warren of alleyways. (One seems to […]

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Charmoula (Spicy Moroccan Herb Sauce)

Imagine the spices of Morocco, the freshness of Italian pesto, and the acidic tang of French vinaigrette. Put them together and what you get is charmoula. This bold Moroccan table […]

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“Mechoui” of Lamb Ribs

Méchoui is the North African version, in spirit at least, of a Carolina pig pickin’—a community feast centered around a whole lamb seasoned with a paste of pungent spices, then […]

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Harissa (North African Hot Sauce)

Harissa is to North Africa what Tabasco sauce is to Louisiana—a fiery red elixir as essential to human happiness as barbecue itself. Harissa is popular from Tunis to Marrakech, and […]

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