Filfel Chuma

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2023

Filfel chuma—the source of chraime's foundational flavors—is a wildly delicious paste of garlic, spices, and dried chiles, that is a pillar of the Libyan-Jewish kitchen.

SERVES 6 (Makes about ¾ cup)

TIME 25 minutes

Filfel Chuma

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The Libyan chile paste called filfel chuma isn't just for chraime though; it brings gutsy flavor to meats and vegetables too: Make a batch to use as a marinade or to dress food after cooking. Alternatively, stir some into mayonnaise to spic...

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