It is interesting to note that food says alot about the culture it is embedded within. This Algerian soup, for example, can evoke images of a big pot on the stove, shared with a big group of people, family or friends, un-refined but homey and filling!
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lb beef
1 lb chicken
1 large onion
1 large potato
1 large zucchini
1 can chickpeas
salt & pepper, to taste
3 tbsp dried mint
6 cups boiling water
1/2 cup fine egg noodles, broken
1 can tomato paste
1/2 cup peas
- Peel and chop the potato in small irregular pieces
- Finely chop the onion
- Cube the zucchini in cubes of about 2cm x 2cm
- Cut the meat into roughly the same sized cubes (about 4cm x 4cm)
1. In a saucepan, brown the meats in oil.
2. Add onion, potato, zucchini, chickpeas and their liquid, salt, pepper, mint and boiling water.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Add the egg noodles, cook for 5 minutes.
5. Stir in the tomato paste. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve hot.