Lebanese Deliciousness

26 Mar

This week, our fun international food night was based in Lebanon. Lebanese food has major influnces from Turkish cuisine, France. The foods are spiced with an array of herbs and seasonings. I really enjoyed the dishes, and will keep these recipes for future use!

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush is a dip made with eggplants. Similar to Hummus. I got this recipe from allrecipes.com, http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baba-ghanoush-2/ It was tasty, but I will definetly use less tahini, and omit the sesame seeds next time!

 

Shish Barak (Yogurt Dumpling Stew)

This stew was very easy to make, but tedious due to the small dumplings stuffed with meat. Ryder helped me make the dumplings. He’s such a big help, you will also get to see his leftover pirate costume we threw together for his friends “pirate” birthday party. Notice the worn off mustache!

Here is the recipe we followed: http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/stews/shish-barak-recipe-meat-dumplings-yogurt/

The base for our stew, labneh.

Cutting the dumpling dough.

We made alot of dumplings!

Flatten the dough with your fingers,

add meat filling,

fold dough over, half moon,

and finally tuck the ends around and pinch! Now 60 more to go!

He did this 100% on his own!

After the dumplings cook in the yogurt and spices, here is the final dish!

 

Chicken Shawarma

This is generally cooked on a spit, and shaved off finally onto pita bread. I found a recipe to use without a spit, we grilled the chicken. The flavor of the meat was incredible. I only had time to let it marinate a few hours, I can’t imagine how good this would be marinated for a couple of days. I heated up pita bread, covered them in a garlic sauce, added chicken, and fresh tomato and red onion. So good

Chicken Shawarma recipe : http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/poultry/chicken-shawarma-recipe-garlic/

Garlic Sauce: http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/dips/lebanese-garlic-dip/

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One Response to “Lebanese Deliciousness”

  1. Jamie April 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Fish and I are craving that garlic sauce!!!

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