Everyday Lebanese Cooking
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Using only fresh produce and a balanced mix of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs, fish, poultry and occasionally meat, Lebanese food has the reputation of being amongst the healthiest in the world. This book includes a wide variety of dishes from Lebanese cuisine, including the well known and delicious Hummus, Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh through to the most authentic and traditional recipes from the rural mountains and bustling cities along the Mediterranean coast. An emphasis on vegetables and pulses means that many recipes are vegetarian friendly as well as being simple, healthy and affordable. You will discover how to turn a few ingredients into a very tasty meal.
large onion, chopped 400g minced beef or lamb 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp pepper 2 tbsp tomato purèe 400ml hot water Serving suggestion Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli (link) Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 1 hour • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Gas 6. • Part peel the aubergines so they look striped, sprinkle with 1 tsp of the salt and leave them aside for at least 1 hour. This stops the aubergines from absorbing too much oil while frying. • Meanwhile, heat 50ml of the oil and fry
covered with potatoes, then smooth the surface with wet palms. • Brush the surface with melted butter, then with the egg yolk and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until its brown and crispy on the top. • Allow this dish to cool a little so it can be easily sliced for serving. Beef and Potato Pie Beef Cooked in Yoghurt Laban Emmo Looking at these few ingredients, it’s hard to believe that they can create a great dish. It’s low in fat but yet it tastes
1 tbsp olive oil. Pour into a serving dish and allow to set before serving garnished with the reserved onions. Green Lentils with Caramelised Onions Fava Beans with Lemony Dressing Foul Mdammas This dish is usually a traditional weekend breakfast. There are plenty of specialist shops you step into just to enjoy a bowl of foul mdammas. It is a tasty, healthy and extremely low-cost dish. You may find fava beans in some supermarkets and speciality shops. They are definitely worth finding
Pickles are very popular in Lebanon and they are served to complement many dishes, or even to eat on their own. Street venders sell small bowls of pickles to eat while walking along. Chunky pickled cabbage leaves, turnips and tiny cucumbers, and pickled baby aubergines filled with chopped garlic, chopped walnuts and topped with olive oil. Sumac Sumac is a herb which has a strong lemony flavour and is used in various dishes. The berries are picked in the wild in summer when they are ripe, then
Lamb Pizzas - Sfeeha Baalbekeyeh Lamb and Aubergine Bake - Moutabaka Minced Lamb Kebab - Kafta Mishwi Okra Stew - Yakhnet Bameyeh Green Bean Stew - Yakhnet Loubeyeh Stuffed Vegetables - Mehshi Baby Aubergines Filled with Mince - Sheikh el Mehshi Rolled Cabbage Leaves - Mehshi Malfoof Butter Beans with Meat Stew - Yakhnet Fasoulia Baked Kafta with Potatoes - Kafta Saneyeh Spinach with Minced Beef and Pine Nuts - Sabanekh ma Rouz Middle Eastern Pasta and Meat Bake - Macarouni Beef