This was wonderful, we really enjoyed this! It was a bit sweeter than I am accustomed to, but that was part of it's charm. Due to time constraints, I made it ahead of time and kept it warm in the crock-pot for several hours. I was excellent and the flavors really got a chance to meld. Thank you so much for posting!
Now we really loved this - but I do make lots of North African dishes with fruit - so I am very fond of the sweet flavour cutting through the spicy flavour. Excellent flavours, although I did not have a pear handy - so I used an apricot instead. The only other small change, was that I added a few chickpeas, which I had in the fridge - this really added a new dimension to this dish. Thanks for posting this authentic Algerian dish Rezika - it was devoured by the two of us! (By the way - I made the full amount and but the rest in the freezer!) FT:-) Oh yes - we ate this with real STEAMED fruited couscous!
Now this is a funny thing. I made this the other day and didn't care for it much but my brother in law LOVED it and so did my Moroccan friend who said it was like something her mum makes. I think it's a question of taste. I was expecting something like a sweet and sour dish, but it's not like that. Only try this if you've had something similar before or have a very open mind (and palette)!