Many versions of this famous Lebanese fish dish, samke harrah al-sahara, exist. Even pronunciations and the resultant transliteration vary considerably. The regional Arabic for fish is samke (singular) and samek (plural), the "a" pronounced as the "u" in "up," and the "e" as in "end." Thus spellings vary from samke, sumke, sumki to samek, samak, and sumak.
This delicious version was graciously provided by Mrs. Laudy Jammal and Mr. Jimmy Antoun of the popular AI-Sahara Lebanese restaurant in Chatswood, a Sydney suburb, so I have just as graciously used their translation.
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