Ramadan Soup (Harira)

  • carolfitz Posted: 01/14/09
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    I think the spice blend was accidentally left off the recipe? Cooked the onions with tumeric, cinammon, nutmeg, ginger, red pepper, allspice. Served with lemon wedge.

  • sedutta Posted: 12/09/09
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    This was an easy, hearty soup for a cold evening. I made some changes: I did not use any tomato paste, added 3/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, used peas instead of lima beans, and carrots instead of celery. It turned out great! Served with baked cumin tortilla chips.

  • heidimotsch Posted: 01/05/09
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    This was ok, but definitely has potential with some tweaking. I wouldn't say it is "richly flavored with sultry seasonings", the flavors are very subtle, but good -- interesting. Next time I will add some crushed red pepper to give it a little kick, and that shouldn't interfere with the other flavors.

  • chezchef Posted: 03/01/09
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    The soup is definitely flavorful, healthy and tasted great when either the lemon wedge is squeezed in or lemon juice liberally added.

  • KaCarey Posted: 01/29/09
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    My family (including 2 picky kids) loved this recipe. Instead of expensive saffron, I subbed coriander. Delicious and hearty. Made with Moroccan Country Bread for a perfect meal. Used considerably less onion than called for because kids aren't crazy about onion. This will be part of our family repertoire.

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