I asked Nabila how people used those giant celery-like bunches of Cardoon, which Moroccans call either Kanaria or Kherchouf (gesundheit), and she told me to get some beef (I used beef shoulder), then simply cooked everything under pressure, creating a quick and delicious stew.
Our new pressure cooker: 1999 dh (~ 200 Euros) from Carrefour, but it's a 10-liter Cadillac
Ingredients: 1 kg. beef (shoulder or some other good stew cut) 1 kg. Kanaria, stripped, cut, and bagged
In a bowl, add the following:: 1.5 to 2 onions, sliced sliced potatoes (optional--although a Moroccan would be mortified by such an addition)
6 cloves garlic 1 tea glass of olive oil
Place the beef and the sliced vegetables in a pressure cooker, and add the following spices: 1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp black pepper salt to taste
Add about 1 teaglass (sm) of olive oil, and 1 teaglass of water
Cook the beef with the all the other ingredients under pressure (steam setting) for 10 minutes, until it cooks down to a thick paste.
Add about 2 coffee mugs of water and cook under pressure (setting 2) for 30 minutes. bread, and you've got a nice juicy peasant stew. Bisahawaraha!
Here's the stew, very simple but savory. I actually used 1.5 kilos. I probably should have used 1 kilo, but it's cold and I crave meat.
A man asked Muhammad what was the mark whereby he might know the reality of his faith. Muhammad said, "If thou derive pleasure from the good which thou hast performed and thou be grieved for the evil which thou hast committed, thou art a true believer." The man said. "In what doth a fault really consist?" Muhammad said, "when action pricketh thy conscience, forsake it."