Here we are at the second of the three food items that my husband got me for my birthday. It isn’t as cool as the miracle berry, but there aren’t many things left on the food list that are.
As has become a miniature tradition, we watched one of the few remaining horror films from the 1001 movie list – this time A Nightmare on Elm Street – and with it we had the muhammara with some pitta bread, hummus and whatever Tesco recommended in terms of olives and meat.
Before the list I had never heard of muhammara and my husband had to resort to getting this off of Amazon. Having tasted this it feels a bit like the ajvar I got from Slovenia, the key difference that this was earthier and spicier. You can tell that this was made with roasted red peppers, cumin and chili pepper from the first flush of heat that you get. Underneath it, however, there is some nutiness, sweetness and a bit of sour. It’s not really something I could eat a lot of in one sitting, but it’s nice just the same.
Now, I know that this book lists this mainly as a dip or as something to have with fish, but I cannot help buy wonder what this would be like thinly spread on some flatbread and eaten as some sort of fake pizza. Like lahmacun, but with a different sauce.