A Simple Kibbeh
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2M ago
Prep: 85 mins | Cook: 5 mins | Soak and Cool Time: 40 mins | Total: 2 hrs 10 mins | Servings: 9 servings Yield: 25 small kibbeh Kibbeh, a form of the Arabic word kubbah or "ball," is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. Made out of lamb or beef, these football-shaped croquettes are a flavorful blend of fragrant herbs and spices, filling meat, and hearty bulgur wheat. Delicious as an appetizer or side dish, the hearty zeppelins are wonderful when served with hummus, khyar bi laban (a yogurt-cucumber salad), pita bread, and labneh (strained yogurt). There are many recipes for kibbeh, as many co ..read more
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Lebanese Moutabel (Spicy Eggplant Dip)
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2M ago
Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Total: 45 mins | Servings: 8 servings Eggplant is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Also called the aubergine or patlican in some countries, the eggplant is a versatile vegetable. Well, actually, the eggplant is technically a fruit, but like the tomato, it is referred to as a vegetable. In Middle Eastern cooking, you will find eggplants that are stuffed, fried, used in salads, soups, and many other delicious dishes. Because the eggplant is bitter, after slicing the eggplant, soak the eggplant in heavily salted water. Rinse with cold water and pat ..read more
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Awamat: Lebanese Crisp Doughnut Balls
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2M ago
Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Total: 25 mins | Servings: 10 to 15 servings | Yield: 15 to 20 doughnuts These sweet treats from Lebanon called awamat are perfect for any occasion. Small balls of dough are fried until golden brown and crispy, and then coated with simple syrup. Make sure you make enough of these to go around—there's no way you can eat just one! By Saad Fayed Ingredients 3 cups pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups water Olive oil, for frying Simple syrup, for topping Steps to Make It 1. In a large bowl, mix pastry f ..read more
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Borek: Layered Cheese Pie
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2M ago
"This borek recipe is very easy to follow. Despite the fact that there are very few ingredients in the filling, the borek turned out super tasty and flavorful. I used reduced-salt feta and I was very happy with the result. The crispy edges were my favorite part of this recipe!" Tara Omidvar Ingredients 9 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces/125 grams) unsalted butter, or margarine, plus more for pan 4 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or white pepper 18 ounces Turkish white cheese, reduced-salt feta, or goat cheese, crumbled 4 large eggs 4 tablespoons chopped Ital ..read more
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Muhamara (Walnut Dip)
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2M ago
A dip with a different taste, texture and flavor than your usual mezze spread. Walnut, red pepper, pomegranate molasses render a taste you will never forget. Ingredients 1 cup coarsely-ground walnut 1 cup plain breadcrumbs 1 big red pepper (use chili or sweet one) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup water 1/8 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) Directions 1. Quarter the red pepper, rub with little olive oil and roast in an oven for 20 minutes. You can use chili or sweet ones according to your taste. People usually prefer hot muhamara. You can also use r ..read more
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Maamoul bi Ajwa (Date Cookies)
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2M ago
Filling your house (and heart) with sweet baking smells, maamoul bi ajwa is associated with special occasions like eid, but can be eaten year round too. It is a golden crumbly cookie with a sweet date filling. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup clarified butter/ghee (or butter or a mix of both) 1/3 cup powder sugar 1 teaspoon yeast 1/2 teaspoon mahlab (mahaleb) 1/4 cup warm water 12 oz pitted baking dates Directions 1. Start by activating the yeast by dissolving it in 1/4 cup warm water with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Leave for 10 minutes until foamy and ready to use. 2. Meanwhile, prepare the doug ..read more
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Mihshai Malfoof (Cabbage Rolls)
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2M ago
An all-time-favorite winter/fall food. Although making cabbage rolls takes a bit more time, it’s worth every minute. Cabbage leaves are stuffed with rice and meat and cooked in garlic-lemon stock. Cabbage ribs are kept to prepare a very delicious mutabal on the side. Ingredients 1 cabbage 2 cups medium-grain rice 1/2 pound ground beef/lamb 3 heads garlic Juice of 3 medium lemons 2 potatoes 1 tablespoon ghee 1/2 teaspoon Bharat (Syrian Spice Mix) 1 tablespoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste For cabbage mutabal 3 tablespoon plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon tahini 2 cloves of mashed garlic Salt ..read more
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Kufta Kabab
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Kabab, the king of all grilled meat, is a summer favorite. Lamb is mixed with garlic and parsley, grilled and served with assorted salads and veggies. With over 20 varieties, this is the most popular one in Syria. Simple, smoky, authentic and sublime! Ingredients 1 pound ground/minced lamb (or beef) 2 gloves mashed garlic 1 cup chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon paprika. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. 1 teaspoon salt. some oil for grilling (or non-stick spray) 12 metal skewers (or soaked wooden ones) Directions 1. Prepare grill (medium-high heat). Using coal or wood is more authentic. 2. Mix together ..read more
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Sayadieh (Fish With Spiced Rice And Caramelized Onions)
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2M ago
A sensational dish from the syrian coast on the mediterranean. Rice is cooked with caramelized onion and fragrant spice and topped with seared fish. Fish can be fried, grilled, baked or cooked with rice. The recipe calls for whole spices but you can substitute with ground ones. Ingredients 2 pounds fish fillet (or four fillets) 1 fish head 3 big onions 3 sliced gloves garlic + 3 gloves of mashed garlic 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 1 teaspoon whole cumin + 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon whole cracked cardamom 1 Cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika ..read more
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Basbousa (Middle Eastern Semolina Cake)
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5M ago
Basbousa is one of the most popular Middle Eastern cakes. It is made of coarse semolina flour and sweetened by simple syrup. It comes together effortlessly and is always a crowd-pleaser. Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 35 mins | Total Time 50 mins Course: Dessert | Cuisine: Arab, Arabic, Middle Eastern Keyword: almond semolina cake, basbousa, Basbouseh, hareesa cake, middle eastern semolina cake, Namoura, semolina coconut cake  Servings: 24 pieces Author: Heifa Ingredients 1 cup Plain Yogurt 1 cup Granulated Sugar 1.5 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 3 cups Semolina, coarse 1/2 cup B ..read more
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