Chraime (Arabic: حرايمي haraime, Hebrew: חריימה) is a spicy fish stew with tomatoes from Northern Africa. The name of the dish comes from the Arabic word for "hot".[1][2]

Chraime is traditionally eaten by Jews on Erev Shabbat as well as on Rosh Hashanah and Passover for the Seder.[3][4][5] Libyan-Jewish immigrants have popularized the dish in Israel.

See also


  1. ^ "This Passover, Swap Your Gefilte Fish for This Spicy North African Stew". Edible Brooklyn. 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Breheny, Emma (2021-09-16). "11 of Melbourne's best healthy-ish takeaway options". Good Food. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  3. ^ "Recipe: Chraime (Spicy Sephardi Fish fillets)". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  4. ^ "Shabbat Dinner, Libyan Style". Tablet Magazine. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  5. ^ "The Sephardic Answer to Gefilte Fish". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 2019-10-01.