Mchermla Batendjel

  The weekend is finally here, and so is the summer heat, which is why I prepared this simple, fresh dish with aubergines/eggplants! I love this dish, as it reminds me of my summer’s at my grandmother’s house. We used to prepare this dish in the garden, where we had a little shaded cooking corner….

Cod Croquettes and Chive Dip

Summer is here and Ramadan is just around the corner, this is why I have decided to prepare something easy and simple for lunch with the delicious fish; Cod. The origin of this recipe is from Portugal. The Portuguese are fond of this fish, and the recipe has spread across the Mediterranean. I made an Algerian version, both…

Spring Tart

A beautiful Friday sunny day to enjoy the weekend in the garden! And a delicious salty tart with a lot of aubergine pieces, and some tomatoes to brighten up my dish! To enhance the flavor, I added some fresh basil from my garden. This is my surprise for this week’s Fiesta Friday. A huge thank you…

Lumaconi with Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

I’m a definitely a pasta lover, and can’t think of an absolute favorite, nor one I don’t like! Today I chose the Lumaconi Pasta, the shape looks like a big snail shell that you can fill with (tuna, ricotta cheese…) you have an infinite choice. For this recipe, I opted for Goat cheese. Serves 4…

Grilled Hamour with Potatoes and Aioli

Hamour is a fish of sea bass family (called Hamour in Dubai or Merou in French). This type of fish is famous in the Gulf region. Aioli is a garlic sauce from South of France (Provence), is similar to mayonnaise but this one is made with olive oil, egg yolk, garlic and lemon juice. The…

Hmiss

Hmiss is a salad made with long green sweet peppers, garlic, and tomatoes. This one is related to the city of Bejaia (east coast of Algeria) and this recipe is from my mother. This dish is very popular in summer when the green peppers are everywhere on the market. Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 green peppers (long…