You’re not wrong if the typical couscous comes to mind when you think of Tunisia and its food. Food is kind of a tourist trap for any country. Tunisian cuisine has so much more to offer than just the durum wheat semolina; and specially what it makes with the spices is one of the best way to explore the tradition of the country.
The influences of neighboring cultures are noticeable is the cuisine of Tunisia. Although people find Turkish and Arabic influences the most, Italy and France have also made it onto part of Tunisia’s menu.
Harissa, the popular, hot spice-paste made from fresh red pepper, chilli, and olive oil is the signature dish of Tunisian cuisine.
Starting with aromatic appetizers, Chorba is served either vegetarian or with lamb or beef and is served with Harissa.
Chakchouka is found in many countries of the Maghreb or the Middle East and in Tunisia, it is prepared with soft-boiled eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices, all in olive oil.
If couscous remains the traditional dish of Tunisian cuisine, the most consumed menu is pasta. There are many varieties such as nouacers, rechta, noodles, squares and steamed, m’hamsa or stuffed pasta. Usually, all of them are served in soup or with tomato sauce, meat, chickpeas, peppers and spices. Lablabi is yet another cuisine made of harissa, chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, salt, lemon juice, caraway, and bread croutons.
Here are plenty of dishes in the cuisine of the country which are indeed finger-licking good. However, one thing is particularly common in their diet – the use of olive oil. The amazing health benefits associated with this edible oil has been always fascinating and today, what was initially a signature Mediterranean choice of food has made way into the global cuisines as well.
Tunisian food is not very commonly found in the United States. Fafani foods have been crafting this culinary form with the organic olives since the last two decades. To get more information on the three-generations of family recipes of Tunisian cuisine, reach them at 844-232-1411 or visit their website at fafanifoods.com . Taste the unique flavors of the Tunisian or Mediterranean recipes!