Samak Masgūf

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This could be called the Iraqi national dish. The recipe is from Recipes from Baghdad.

In the summer when the moon is full the banks of the river Tigris are dotted with the flames of brushwood fires against which are silhouetted the roasting fish.

When the heat of the day is over, picnic parties set out in high-powered boats or ballams with a pile of brushwood in the bow, a good supply of bread, fruit and chilled beverages and the