Silsi refers to Eritrea's tomato, onion and pepper sauce ; a peppery fried tomato and onion sauce; a homemade tomato sauce. Eritrea's local specialities are often spicy. For a morning pick-me-up, they usually will have silsi, a peppery fried tomato and onion sauce usually served for breakfast, or legamat (deep-fried dough). Eritrea is situated in eastern Africa north of Ethiopia and against the Red Sea.

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