Masgouf is the first thing you should try in an Iraqi restaurant. The fish is smoked and grilled in an open kitchen called “fish altar”. You can watch the whole process as you enjoy your appetizers. The fish is crispy and has delicate white meat within.
The tradition of grilling Masgouf comes from the ancient Mesopotamia. Surrounded by two great rivers, many people made their living with fishing. The preparation of the dish is both simple and brilliant. That’s why the tradition has lived on and keeps making people happy with its unique taste.