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S7an tounsi (Tunisian plate)

S7an tounsi (Tunisian plate)

There's nothing quite like the month of December to knock you off your feet and make you feel frazzled. Between all of the end-of-the-year festivities, sometimes it can seem like a chore to put together a meal. S7an tounsi (literally "Tunisian plate") is a classic dish featuring all the quintessential Tunisian ingredients: olives, tuna, eggs, capers, harissa, hot peppers, etc. And it's just the right meal to "make" when you'd rather use your limited precious time to indulge in seasonal fun than spend it all day in the kitchen. 



Ingredients (Serves 2):

4-5 medium waxy potatoes (we used yellow ones)

4 soft boiled eggs

1 red onion, sliced

can of tuna, preferably Tunisian tuna

harissa (you can find our recipe for homemade harissa here)

several large Anaheim chiles

capers, optional

olives, to serve

half a bunch of parsley, chopped

olive oil



Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil. Add peeled potatoes and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the centers are cooked through. Strain and cool, then dice into cubes. (Note: this step can be prepared the day before to quicken the prep time. French fries could also be substituted here.)

Bring a small sauce pan of water to a boil. Poke a very small hole in the outermost shell of the eggs. Gently place the eggs in the boiling water and let cook for 7 minutes. Drain and cool. Peel off shells and slice in half. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Broil the Anaheim chiles in the oven for several minutes or until charred.

Find your favorite plate and assemble the first eight ingredients however your heart desires. Top with parsley, glug a little olive oil over the plate, and go to town mopping everything up with some crusty baguette. Enjoy :) 

Tunisian bread: rougag

Tunisian bread: rougag

Tunisian Lablebi (Lablabi)

Tunisian Lablebi (Lablabi)