LKhlii is among the famous recipes in the traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Taroudant – LKhlii is among the famous recipes in the traditional Moroccan cuisine. It is made of dried and salted meat cooked in lamb or cow’s suet (fat).
Traditionally, it was a technique of preserving meat. In Eid Al Adha, Moroccan families, especially very old cities like Fez, Marrakech and Rabat … etc, prepare Lkhlii in the very traditional way and use it as a basic element in preparing fried eggs, or spread it directly on Malwi and Harcha.
It takes some considerable time to be ready for use, but once prepared it can last for quite a long time. This recipe will guide you through the steps to prepare such an authentic element in the very traditional Moroccan cuisine.
2kg lamb’s meat.
3 kg lamb or beef suet.
1 ½ cup olive oil.
4 tsp salt.
½ cup ground coriander seeds.
3 tbsp cumin.
½ tsp black pepper.
1 tsp ginger.
2 chopped cloves of garlic.
3 tbsp vinegar.
Way of preparation:
First step: to prepare Gaddid( dry meat)
1. In a bowl put half cup olive oil, vinegar and spices then mix well.
2. Cut meat into strips and marinate it with the mixture and let it soak for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
3. Dry the meat strips in the sun for at least a week or more until they become fully dry.
Second step: preparing Lkhlii
1. Soak Gaddid in warm water for 2 hours and cook it in a pressure cooker with half cup of olive oil, some ground coriander seeds and enough water until there is no water left.
2. In another pot, put suet, 1 tsp salt and some water and let cook.
3. Put a sieve (sifter) on the pressure cooker and drain the cooked suet and mix with the cooked dry meat.
4. Add the rest of olive oil and let cook again until everything is well cooked.
5. To make sure we got rid of the water completely take a piece of a fabric and then dip it into the liquid well then put near fire, If it did not ignite and heard clicks during combustion, it means that it still contains water and leave it on fire. if there were no clicks, this indicates that Lkhli3 has become ready.
6. Let lkhli3 cool and put it in plastic or glass containers and cover tightly then keep them in a safe cold place.
Use Lkhli3 for making omelet without using oil or put some on a pan and heat it then serve it with bread.
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