Today I decided to tackle the Algerian frik soup from Chahrazed's website
Frik is green cracked wheat, which I was unable to get hold of so I used unroasted buckwheat instead. I halved the recipe, sauteed the onion and garlic in vegetable stock and I didn't replace the meat with anything. The light wasn't good for the photo and the soup looks rather washed out, although it is far more colourful in reality. Disappointingly, despite all of the spices, I thought that it tasted rather thin and insipid, so it's not a recipe I'll be adding to my repertoire.