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Recipes From Cuisine: Lebanese

Brown Sayadieh – Fish and Rice Casserole

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This is a classic Lebanese dish, prepared mainly with fish and rice. The recipe calls for whole white fish, but you can substitute with fish fillets and ready made fish stock. For the simpler family version you can omit the toppings of toasted pine nuts and almonds and the decoration ...

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Mjadarra – Lentils and Rice

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In the old times, in Lebanon, Mjadarra was poor people’s food; nutritious and cheap. Nowadays, it’s everybody’s favourite and a popular dish when you want a meat-free meal. And of course, it’s an ideal dish for vegans & vegetarians. Lentils are pulses with many nutrients such as fibre, protein, vitamins ...

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Batata Harra – Spicy Potatoes

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This is another popular Lebanese dish. It is simply made with potatoes, coriander, garlic, chili… and it is highly addictive. It is also part of the Lebanese mezze and served in most Lebanese restaurants. The potatoes are diced in bite size cubes and deep fried. Should you not want to ...

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Burghul Bi Banadoura – Bulgur wheat in tomato sauce

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Burghul is ground wheat that has been parboiled and dried beforehand. It comes in finer and larger grains and is either white or brown (whole wheat). The finer grains are used for tabboulé and kebbé (see recipes) whereas in this recipe a brown bulgur with coarse grains is used. The ...

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Jwaneh Djej – Chicken wings in a tangy sauce

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This is my version of this Lebanese recipe; finger licking good and easy to prepare! It can be served as a main dish, as a starter or part of a mezze. Fresh coriander is part of the ingredients. If you don’t like it, replace it by fresh parsley.

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Mutabbal – Grilled Eggplant with Tahini (Sesame paste)

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I have published earlier, on this website, a recipe named Baba Ghanouj, which is the correct Lebanese name of the grilled eggplant (aubergine) salad. This recipe is similar but is prepared with tahini and it is called Mutabbal, wrongly known as Baba Ghanouj! Tahini is a paste of white sesame ...

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Potato and Egg Medley

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This is quite a simple meal usually made by the Lebanese housewife when she doesn’t have the time to cook a normal meal but still needs to have something healthy enough to feed her family. It has only few ingredients: potatoes, eggs, olive oil and seasonings. It is eaten with ...

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Baba Ghanouj (grilled eggplant salad)

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In Lebanon, you have 2 different dishes made with grilled smoky eggplants: Baba Ghanouj and Mutabbal. Baba Ghanouj (actual recipe) is made with grilled eggplants, tomatoes, onions, some herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil, but no tahini (sesame paste). Mutabbal is the dish that is made with grilled eggplants ...

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Authentic Falafel Recipe (Chickpeas Patties), From Scratch

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Falafel is one of the popular street foods of Lebanon. When bought as a street food, it is served as a sandwich, wrapped in a Lebanese flat bread together with some greens, tomatoes, pickled turnip and green chili, all topped with a tangy tarator (tahini sauce). Otherwise, you can buy ...

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Fattoush – Traditional Lebanese Mixed Salad

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This is another famous Lebanese salad that initially was made by peasants to use up leftover raw greens, herbs, tomatoes…. and, last but not least, old (dry) Lebanese flat bread. Nowadays, it is very popular and to make it, we toast the bread (Some even fry the bread) then tear ...

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