Oriental cuisine is rich in flavors and particularly friendly, two essential ingredients for a successful wedding reception. It uses fresh and varied products such as meat and fish, vegetables, legumes, semolina and many others, which allows you to imagine all kinds of dishes.
Thanks to the great wealth of this gastronomy, you will be able to present many options to your guests and thus satisfy all tastes. The spices and herbs used to enhance dishes are delicious and have very good properties for the body.
All the more reason not to deprive yourself of this type of cuisine on the big day. Here are some ideas for you to put on your wedding party menu.
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1. Chorba soup
This is a typical oriental soup recipe that you can offer to your guests as an aperitif or in verrinas during the cocktail. This soup consists of meat (lamb or mutton, but a vegetarian version can also be made), noodles, tomatoes or tomato paste, chickpeas, carrots, celery, onions. To season: chili, turmeric, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
2. Chicken and raisins couscous
It is difficult to talk about oriental cuisine without mentioning the essential couscous. For your wedding we offer you a recipe based on couscous, white, black and currant grapes. You will add chickpeas to these ingredients for a richer and more nutritious dish. As a condiment: turmeric, ginger, saffron and cinnamon. A little sugar or honey if you really enjoy the sweet and sour mix.
3. Vegetarian tagine
The tagine refers to a terracotta dish native to the Maghreb that is used to make various dishes, including stews that are simmered with stew. For vegetarians, it is possible to make a tagine without meat. First, prepare a candied onion that will add flavor to your stew. Then add turnips, carrots, potatoes, zucchini and lentils to the preparation. To season: cumin, saffron, coriander, olive oil, honey and crushed seeds. All you have to do is simmer it all in a little water. Serve directly on the plate for a beautiful visual effect!
4. Eggplant and sweet potato curry
For this hot stew, of course, you will need sweet potatoes and eggplants, but also canned tomatoes, coconut milk, vegetable broth, yellow onion, red pepper, and olive oil. For even more flavors, add garlic, coriander, ginger, green cardamom, a curry mix, and of course, salt and pepper.
5. Orange salad
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To cool off at the end of the meal, the orange salad is a delicious dessert idea. Simple to make and inexpensive, it will please all your guests. Feel free to spice it up by adding cinnamon powder and mint leaves to bring out all the flavors of the orange. You can also dare to a little orange blossom water, dosing your mixture well so that this water does not mask the flavor of the oranges.
These are small honey cakes traditionally made for Ramadan or for celebrations and other special occasions. Therefore, they will be welcome at your wedding table, for example, as an accompaniment to an orange salad! To prepare them you need flour, yeast, butter, eggs, vegetable oil, vinegar, orange blossom water, sesame seeds and almond powder. As for the spices: salt, turmeric, saffron, cinnamon and ground anise.
Are you ready for an oriental wedding meal?