By Paisley Monsoon on June 09, 2006
"I had this meat pie 11 years ago when I was in Moroccan pastry shop. I have tried to figure out how to make it with utter failure several times before I finally found a recipe for a variation of it in one of my fiance's cookbooks and adapted it to my tastes. It takes a lot of work, but it is so worth it. It's helpful to have more than one person working on the various parts of this recipe at the same time if you don't want to have to wait 2 hours to eat it. Every step produces a different ingredient to put together at the end. Also, the food processor is your friend."
Serving Size: 1 (313 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I found this to be tasty, and quite in line with many pastilla (or bastilla) recipes, contrary to Chef 560772's comment. It is labor intensive, and I don't like working with Phyllo dough, but I found a great share-time activity for mom, sis and myself. Rich, flavorful, and reminiscent of Morocco!"
"Pastilla is all about spices and flavor. Saffron, fresh coriander, nutmeg and orange blossom water are a must in this recipe. As a great fan of authentic moroccan cuisine,I can tell this is not the real pastilla recipe."