During my five months living in South Kensington in London, while studying abroad, I ate a lot of food. I loved the food in London. Funny enough, all of my friends who studied abroad in Italy, France, and other glamorous European countries kept saying, “Oh, the food must be terrible!”
Au contraire! The food in London is like that of New York City – a melting pot of all the greatest cuisines. I slurped up curries, devoured pad thai and grew very fond of this little Moroccan restaurant a few blocks away, called Couscous Darna.
I’ll never forget that restaurant. I always wanted to sit in the corners with the pillowed window sills. It was absolutely magical – the smells from the kitchen filled the restaurant and transported its patrons to an exotic city with different people, traditions, culture and of course, food.
Ever since discovering Moroccan food, I’ve been hard-pressed to find a similar experience in NYC, near me. This is why I’m a proponent of cooking most meals at home – you can make whatever your heart desires at any moment!
This skillet is meant to be shared between two people…. of course, preferably on a window sill in London, surrounded by pillows, Europeans and some mint infused cocktails.
The poached eggs seep into the harissa-spiced sauce and create a creamy, delicious flavor for the zucchini noodles. Plus, the cumin and saffron seem to stick to the chickpeas and add an extra kick to the dish.
This skillet wouldn’t have worked without the harissa sauce. What I love most about this Mina Harissa product is the ingredient list: red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar & salt. No wonder it’s so good!
What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
Disclaimer: Although Casablanca Foods provided complimentary products and compensation for this recipe, all opinions are my own.