This soup is so filling you don’t need much else for dinner! Fish chowder might intimidate people and is usually very heavy and fattening. This is my lighter and healthier version and I promise if you buy fresh fish, there is nothing fishy about this soup.
Matbucha is a cooked dish of roasted tomatoes, peppers, garlic and chili peppers. The name of the dish originates from Arabic and means “cooked salad”. It is beyond delicious and I love making extra to put in my sunny side up eggs, in sandwiches, as the base to my shakshuka, on top of chicken, salmon etc.
I know that grilling onions seems like an extra step, but I promise it’s worth it and is so quick! I like to make double the amount and have for future salads, eggs, sandwiches or pastas.
This dish was inspired by finding purple potatoes and papayas and Chinese cabbage (which is a softer less bitter cabbage) but if you can’t find these items here is a list of substitutes to still be able to make this dish: Instead of purple potatoes use: regular potatoes or sweet potatoes. Instead of Chinese cabbage use regular cabbage. Instead of asparagus use sugar snap peas or green beans. Instead of shallots: use regular onions.
This recipe is surprisingly filling, ,feel free to make it with only sweet potatoes if you don’t want to use regular potatoes