Masgouf is a special dish made from fish that live in the Tigres river.

It is one of the popular dishes in Iraq.

Masgouf which is an Iraqi grilled fish speciality is considered as the most renowned dish in the country. It is simply an opened fish, spiced with salt, pepper and tamarind, then placed on wooden sticks and barbecued in front of a large flame . Masgouf is usually served with rice, cooked with tomato paste, or rice prepared with saffron, along with salad and pickles. However, in the last few decades, Masgouf has become extremely expensive, making it a dish only for special occasions.


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