NORTH AFRICAN DELICACIES 2: Full Menu (Meat or Fish)

Cuisine & Diet:  Dairy-free, Egyptian, Fish, Gluten-free, Libyan, Meat, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, North African, Passover, Rice & Grains, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat, Vegetables, Vegetarian


  • Yellow Rice with Onions and Turmeric
  • Moroccan Sweetened Green Tea with Fresh Mint Leaves
  • OPTION 1: Kashkarikas: Tangy Egyptian Zucchini Stew with Tomatoes, Lemon, and Dill
    OR: Tershi: Libyan Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Dip with Ginger, Cumin, Hot Pepper, and Lemon)
  • OPTION 2: Lahmeh Sofrito: Egyptian Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Garlic, Onions, and Turmeric
    OR: Boulettes de Poisson: Moroccan Fish Dumplings with Hot Paprika, Tomato Paste, and Coriander

Sunflower, canola, safflower, or extra virgin olive oilOnions

Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Black and white pepper
Long-grain white rice
Ground turmeric
Green or black tea bags
Fresh sprigs mint

For Kashkarikas:

Fresh or dried dill
Tomato paste
Brown sugar
Whole sheep’s or cow’s milk yogurt


For Tershi:
Butternut squash, pumpkin or kabocha
Pomegranate seeds (optional but recommended)
Fresh coriander (cilantro) or flat leaf/Italian parsley leaves
Caraway seeds or pumpkin seeds
White vinegar
Canned pumpkin purée
Ground cinnamon
Ground ginger
Ground cumin
Jalapeño pepper (to taste; optional)

For Sofrito:
Beef stew cubes

Fresh, ready-to-eat, or frozen fava beans or lama beans
Ground nutmeg
Ground ginger
Ground cloves


For Poisson:
Flounder or tilapia filets

Smoked Spanish paprika
Hungarian sweet or mild paprika
Matzah (optional but recommended)
Canned crushed tomatoes

Measuring cups and spoons

Large chef’s knife and cutting board
Mixing bowls
Large baking pan, for pumpkin dip
2- to 3-quart pot with lid, for zucchini
2- to 3-quart pot with lid, for fish dumplings
2-quart saucepan, for rice
2-quart saucepan, for green tea
Fine mesh strainer, for rice
Food processor, for dip or fish dumplings
6 short tea glasses or teacups (about 6 to 8 ounces in size), for serving green tea

Jennifer Abadi | NORTH AFRICAN DELICACIES 2: Full Menu (Meat or Fish)