Menu: Tunisia


“If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?”
Tunisian Proverb

I never thought I’d compare tuna fish to the beautiful moon. But here we are.

This week, there were so many beautiful recipes to choose from; I had a hard time choosing what best represented Tunisia. But then I read the proverb posted above, and realized maybe it was more important to showcase what made my stomach crawl. So I scanned the dozens of recipes for two dishes that could make my stomach growl. The first one? A grilled salad topped with tuna. I know funky tuna is not for everyone, but man, oh, man I love it (am I the only one that loves a good bit of tuna?). As for the dessert, I found something just as tantalizing.

In short, I found a glittering menu, or moon, so to speak … so I didn’t worry about the stars I couldn’t get to. 

All recipes and the meal review will be posted throughout the week.

Tunisian Grilled Salad | Salata Mishwiyya [Recipe]
A charred, highly spiced salad made with grilled tomatoes, peppers, chilies, and onion. The main flavor is caraway and garlic, with a hit of lemon juice and olive oil. The salad is served with tuna and hard-boiled eggs. Mishwiyya makes a meal, especially with a few slices of pita bread.

Honey Almond Samsa [Recipe]
Think impossibly flaky baklava, but made with almond, cinnamon and orange blossom water. This is a finger-licking sweet for any party.

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  1. Looks absolutely fantastic especially the Tunisian Grilled Salad. I certainly have to try that one… yum.

  2. Brian S says:

    Lovely menu! In this, perhaps the best and most famous old-school Hollywood romantic love scene ever made, Bette Davis reverses the Tunisian proverb. (Scene is the end of the movie so may contain spoilers.)

  3. aunty eileen says:

    How absolutely wonderful Brian… you brought back to life for us a true American treasure… of which there are many. Thank you Brian and thank you Sasha for yet more wonderful recipes.

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