A Paula Wolfert recipe. The melange of dill and fennel, celery leaves, red pepper flakes, and spices makes for a light and delicious couscous. Since this type of couscous tends to be slightly dry, you may want to serve it with glasses of buttermilk, the traditional way. I adapted the recipe to make without a couscousier.
I found this on a Tunisian website where Paula Wolfert was credited with the recipe. It's different from all the others on the site. I also edited out the caraway since I don't like the stuff. Cooking time includes the 30 minutes soaking time. Enjoy!
I found this as part of an email from Cooking Light. CL got it from MyRecipes.com. Share, share, share! I am posting it as I found it. You can purchase harissa. I, personally, would leave out the cilantro because I hate the stuff and sub parsley instead.
I found this at epicurious who got it from gourmet. The North African hot sauce called harissa lends this soup its beautiful brick-red color, as well as a deep, spicy warmth that isn’t the least bit aggressive. For a supper that’s both robust and rejuvenating, chard, chickpeas, and noodles go into the pot, too.
I found this on Karen Martini's blog for ZWT9. I adjusted measurements from metric. Prep time is 'hanging' time.
Labna is a fresh cheese made from hung yogurt. It’s so easy to make at home, and very tasty rolled in this dukkah spice blend.
This Tunisian-style dukkah is divine, with a little warmth from the chili powder and an intriguing twist from the saffron and turmeric. You’ll never buy dukkah again once you’ve made your own. It keeps well in an air-tight container in the fridge but it won’t last long once you start scattering it on everything from scrambled or poached eggs to freshly cooked vegetables and pan-seared fish!
Oooh yeah! Tasting Table delivered this tasty morsel right directly to my inbox! Originally called 'Freekeh Salad with Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Sumac and Dill'.
The story behind the recipe: "Neat Freekeh" Heyday's vibrant summer grain salad: http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/good_taste/13990
I did edit the recipe a wee bit to personal tastes.
Another tasty recipe found at Syrian Cooking and submitted by Ghinwa Alameen. I shudder to think how much yogurt I need to make enough of this for my family, lol.
NOTE! Syrian yogurt is thicker than western yogurts. Try either Greek yogurt draining your yogurt for awhile.
Cooking time is for the pasta.
While researching Sumac for the NA*ME Forum, I stumbled across this recipe. YUM! The secret ingredient is sumac. Sumac is a sour spice used almost like salt in some parts of the Middle East. It’s also an ingredient of za'atar, a table seasoning frequently sprinkled on flat breads.