While in the west rhubarb is most commonly served for dessert, in the middle east, this vegetable often gets a savory preparation. This traditional Persian lamb and rhubarb stew is simple to make, and perfect for impressing guests. It’s not often you find a savory rhubarb recipe, but the rhubarb pairs perfectly with tender lamb … Read more
Turkish Lamb and Apricot Stew (Kayisi Yahnisi) is traditionally made in the winter months using dried apricots. The most simple version is a slow simmered mixture of lamb and dried apricots, cooked until the lamb is tender and the apricots are completely rehydrated. As a result, Kayisi Yahnisi gives you just a hint of the … Read more
Saç kavurma is a simple Turkish dish made with sauteed meat (often lamb or goat), peppers and spices. The dish is easy to prepare at home, and though it’s traditionally made in a special cooking vessel known as a saç, it can be made in a Wok (or a cast iron pan in a pinch).
Lamb and eggplant stew combine two traditional Lebanese ingredients into a tasty stew. Warm spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon turn this savory lamb stew into something truly special.
Called cauliflower stew, even though it contains plenty of lamb, versions of this dish are common throughout the middle east. In Lebanon and Syria, it’s called yakhnat al-qarnabit, and it’s made with plenty of fresh coriander. In Turkey, it’s called karnibahar musakka, and fresh thyme, marjoram and parsley flavor the dish.
Simple homemade scrambled eggs become an exotic treat when you dress them up with Lebanese style. Toasted pine nuts add a bit of crunch while savory lamb and spices give the food depth.
Nothing like a little vegan winter comfort food right out of the slow cooker to boost your spirits in cold weather. Warm curry spices combined with cinnamon really bring this Lebanese butternut squash stew together.