I mentioned I was going to cook something from Somalia in my previous cooking around the world post, so here it is, maraq, which is a soup or stew. To be specific, I made a beef stew using this recipe.
I found the stew very rich and flavoursome, but perhaps a little too heavy on the tomatoes. Nevertheless, I thought it was a great dish that incorporated lots of vegetables. Tomatoes, okra, pepper, carrots, squash and potato - I'm sure we achieved our recommended daily intake of vegetables in that one meal! The beef turned out very tender as well, so that was a plus.
All in all, I thought it was a good stew, but I will probably save it for wintertime.