The road was long leading to the shores of Lake Leman. The odyssey began in the country of the Cedars, a long, long time ago... Europa, the Phoenician princess, trapped by her legendary beauty, was forced by Zeus to leave her city for an exile in Crete. Nostalgic for her homeland, she recreates and shares locally, refined recipes from her city of Tyre. Did those culinary wonders, then, spread from home to home and across the seas? the legend doesnt tell us nor the traditions….. We only know that today, the essence of the Lebanese culinary delights are served in the green pastures and under the lenient sun of the Vaud country.
Recipe from the fishermen of Tyre : Sayyadiyeh
Fry or roast fish..
Separate flesh from the bones.
In a little olive oil fry lots of onion cut in wings, till dark brown. Remove part of the onion and set aside to garnish. Add the fish head and bones to the onion, add salt, black pepper , curcum and cumin. Boil for half an hour. Remove from fire, drain. Set aside some of the liquid to which you add lemon juice, to make the sauce. With the rest of the liquid you cook the rice.
To serve garnish the rice with the fried onion, fried pinenuts and nuts, and top with the fish fillets. The sauce in a bowl apart. Sahtein.