Jan 28, 2011


Lamb and chicken dishes dominate the Libyan cuisine.Most of the Libyan recipes are made with lamb more then chicken.But being a Mediterranean region Libyan diet is also rich in sea food like Fish,Octopus and squids. Sundried Octopus cooked in a tomato herb stew flavoured with garlic and served on Couscous is a favourite delicacy in Libya.We get many varieties of fish from mediterranean sea like Pomfert,Mullet,Moonfish,Sardines(spanish Sardine),Anchovies.Libyans likes fresh fish more then dried fish.Mostely fish is cooked on a grill and served with couscous or cooked as a stew with potatoes and served with Bazin(Bazin is popular and treditional dish in Libya which is made by a dough with roasted barli and other grains and served with a stew of fish or meat. It is similar to South Indian ragimudde(ragisankati) or jonnasankati ).And the next recipe with fish in Libyan cuisine is Hraimeh- which is fish pouched in a spicey tomato gravy flavoured with garlic and caraway powder. Here I go with Hraimeh recipe from Libyan cuisune.....
Olive oil -- 3 tab sp
Water -- 1 cup (100 ml)
Lemon juice -- 1 tab sp
Tomato puree -- 5 tab sps
Garlic cloves -- 4 finely chopped
Salt -- a pinch or according to your taste
Cumin -- 1 tea sp ground(cumin powder)
Caraway - 1/2 tea sp ground (Caraway seed powder)
Paprika -- 2 tea sp (mix hot and sweet, I used Indian red chilli powder because we like little spicy)
Tuna Steaks -- 4 (140 g) You can use any other boneless fish steaks.
1.Mix oil,water,lemon juice,tomato puree,garlic,salt and spices.
2.Pour in to a sauce pan and cook in a low heat for 10 minutes.
3. Add the fish and cook, turn the fish both sides so it absorbs the sauce.
4. Cover the pan with lid and cook on a low heat for 15 minutes.
5. sprinkle with coriander and serve
This is my entry for 16th Mediterranean cooking event

16th Mediterranean cooking event - Libya - tobias cooks! - 10.01.2011-10.02.2011


Priya said...

Woww wat a catchy dish, truly irresistible..

Anita said...

Looks very attractive, I hope the taste doubles..

notyet100 said...

something new to try,..
wish u happy weekend

Pia said...

it is looking really yummy ... feeling like eating it now

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tobiascooks! said...

Great dish, Rekha! This fits the event perfectly. Thanks a lot for participating!

revathi said...

Looks absolutely delicious... superb.

Cham said...

I want to taste this fish :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, very tempting dish...makes me very hungry.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Spicy and delicious looking curry

Smitha said...

interesting fish dish....looks good n tasty!

tobiascooks! said...

HI there!
The voting is online! Check it out.