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Shorbat Adas (Lentil Soup)

Shorbat Adas Lentil Soup Lentil soup is the most traditional and popular soup in the Levant. During winter time, many families still start every dinner with a bowl of warming lentil soup. During Ramadan (regardless of the season it falls in) it is a favourite way to break the fast. Lentil soup can be made using brown or red […] Continue reading

Stuffed courgette yoghurt stew recipe (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

Sheikh al-Mahshi stuffed courgette Courgettes (also known as zucchini, baby marrow, or baby squash) are beautifully tender vegetables with a fresh, delicate flavour. For this recipe you will want to use the small, slightly bulbous, pale green variety often sold as Lebanese courgette, or Mexican grey zucchini in the US. Look for firm, heavy-feeling courgettes with unblemished bright and glossy skins. In this stuffed […] Continue reading

Shakriyeh (yoghurt stew recipe)

Shakriyeh yoghurt stew The people of the Middle East love their yoghurt. A bowl of yoghurt is often on the table as a side dish at dinner, and at breakfast and supper labaneh yoghurt cheese is never missing. Shakriyeh is a dish in which the yoghurt is boiled with meat to make a tasty yoghurt stew. To Westerners […] Continue reading

Stuffed Courgette (Kousa Mahshi)

Stuffed-courgette-recipe-Kousa mahshi Courgettes (known as zucchini to Italians and Americans) are beautifully tender vegetables with a fresh, delicate flavour. Courgettes are usually marrows harvested at a young age, although the mature fruit of certain varieties of squash may also be sold as courgettes. For this recipe you will want to use the small, slightly bulbous, pale green […] Continue reading

Tabbouleh (tangy parsley salad)

Tabbouleh-salad-recipe Tabbouleh parsley salad is a common side dish in Middle East. Its spicy and tangy flavour goes well with meat dishes, particularly grilled and barbequed meats, and is also delicious with grilled cheese recipes. The dish is normally also served as part of a mazza. Authentic Tabbouleh contains about three quarters of parsley and one […] Continue reading

Maldoum (aubergine and tomato bake)

Maldoum  Maldoum is a recipe from the north Syrian city of Aleppo. Spiced minced meat patties are alternated with slices of aubergine and tomato, and then baked in the oven to let all flavours come together – delicious!  As with all traditional dishes, recipes may differ from house to house, each family creating slightly different flavours. […] Continue reading