Algeria: Couscous from 150 Iconic Dishes Slideshow: Middle East and Africa

150 Iconic Dishes Slideshow: Middle East and Africa

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Algeria: Couscous

A semolina dish most commonly served with meat or vegetable stew on top, couscous is a staple of the Algerian diet. The traditional preparation is to form the small beads of semolina by hand, which is how the family that runs the famous Algiers restaurant Dar Lahlou makes and serves their couscous. They also use different grains like barley, rice, and whole wheat for their couscous.