Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chackchuka (Roasted Veggie Salad)

This is a traditional Algerian meal, or a side dish if you like.
You can use just about any kind of pepper, hot, mild or sweet. Also you can use as much as you would like of each. My family really likes everything, so we use everything equal in proportion except for onions and garlic bulbs, usually only one of each.
You can also roast your veggies outside on the grill or right on your stove as I did this particular day. It is a mess to clean but so worth it!


After roasting until burned looking, I shock them in cold or put them in a plastic bag then gently pull off the skins. Chop everything up and mix together with good quality extra virgin olive oil, salt and apple cider vinegar.
We use fresh bread as a spoon to eat this lovely dish. On this day I made Focaccia which is on another post. I wish I turned off the flash as you cannot see the salad very well. It truly is a beautiful dish.

1 comment:

  1. I love roasted peppers like this. I mix it with garlic and olive oil which I believe they call 'hamis'. So messy but as you say so very worth it. :¬)


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