Matbucha

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Matbukha
CourseAppetizer
Place of originMorocco
Region or stateNorth Africa
Created byAmazigh
Serving temperaturelunch, Dinner
Main ingredientsTomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, chili peppers

Matbucha (Arabic: مطبوخة;maṭbūkhah) is a North African[1] condiment or cooked salad consisting of cooked tomatoes and roasted bell peppers seasoned with garlic and chili pepper, and slow-cooked for a number of hours. [2] It is traditionally served in NA. With(a traditional Moroccan bread ), and is a condiment typically served as part of an appetizer, often as part of a salad course.

It may be used as a base for shakshouka.[2]

Preparation[edit]

Matbucha is prepared by cooking tomatoes, bell peppers, chilis, and garlic over low heat for many hours until they cook down into a smooth, thick spread similar to jam in consistency.[2]

Commercial variants[edit]

Brands include Sabra, Osem, and others. In recent years matbucha has become available in the United States under the NY Shuk brand, among several others.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ {{https://theculturetrip.com/africa/tunisia/articles/12-north-african-dishes-you-need-to-try https://everydayvegancooking.com/north-african-dishes |title=Matbucha |url=https://theculturetrip.com/africa/tunisia/articles/12-north-african-dishes-you-need-to-try/heirloom-tomato-salad-moroccan-style/ |culture trip|date=26 October 2013 |access-date=26 January 2024}}
  2. ^ a b c Gur, Janna (2014). Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh.
  3. ^ Arazi, Leetal. "MATBUCHA {An everyday tomato condiment}". NY Shuk. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  4. ^ Yoked, Tzach. "The Israeli New Yorkers Trying to Turn Matbucha Into the New Hummus". Haaretz. Haaretz. Retrieved 4 February 2022.