Series 1 Episode 3 Tunisia Monday 26 Nov 2012 at 9.00 pm More 4
Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks. Jerusalem is Yotam’s latest cook book.
3/4. A visit to the enigmatic and amazing Tunisia, which is one of North Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Our intrepid chef, Yotam seeks out fish, eats foods that include the local fiery harissa paste, and tastes spicy merguez sausages.
What about a hermit who runs a restaurant? Yotam visits this unusual out door restaurant with a view.
Recipes include a red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad and a seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels, squid and luscious prawns, brik – a fried pastry snack containing soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons, grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt.
Later on Yotam helps cook chicken and sweet corn meatballs, served with a tangy lemon salsa at a Jewish restaurant serving Tunisian food.
Recipes and links:
- Yotam’s Tunisia scrapbook
- red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad
- seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels
- squid and luscious prawns
- brik – soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons
- grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt
- watch on 4oD
Next and final episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more.
Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.