Cycle 4 – Item 11
16 (Wed) January 2013
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ
Harira is a Moroccan dish. It’s a soup/stew consisting primarily/typically of lamb + rice + chickpeas + tomatoes, seasoned with various aromatics (e.g., onions, garlic), and herbs (e.g., parsley, cilantro) and spices (e.g., cumin, cinnamon) – pretty much everything a Moroccan soup/stew would be expected to contain.
Here, I got the recipe from the cookbook 1 Stock, 100 Soups (see most recently 4.010 Ribollita). The heading attributes the dish generally to North Africa. I substituted pork belly for lamb, even if Moroccans eat little or no pork. It was okay.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)