In this recipe, kataif, a bird’s nest-like phyllo dough, is layered with fresh cheese and doused in amber-hued syrup. SERVES 10-20 Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. red food coloring, optional 1⁄2 cup whole milk 3 tbsp. semolina 1 lb. whole-milk ricotta 1 lb. kataif (shredded

Eggplants are stuffed with a mixture of spiced lamb and rice, then simmered in tomato sauce in this rustic, cinnamon-scented Lebanese dish. SERVES 6 Ingredients 1⁄2 lb. ground lamb 3 tbsp. long grain white rice 3 tbsp. tomato paste 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 small white onion, minced 1⁄2 tsp.

Here is a “mostly” traditional recipe for hummus with tahini and garlic. You can whip this up quickly for a delicious and healthy appetizer. I like a little cumin in mine also.  My chef friend from Jordan suggests adding yogurt for a smoother texture. Course Appetizer Cuisine Middle Eastern Keyword

PREP TIME: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS 55 MINUTES | RECIPE BY: MAUREEN ABOOD If you’re not grinding the meat yourself (me either!), ask the butcher to grind it coarsely, since it’s not typically available pre-ground. If you can’t get coarse

Author: Nada E. Recipe type: Main | Cuisine: Middle Eastern Prep time:  5 mins | Cook time:  25 mins | Total time:  30 mins Serves: 4-6 A simple classic of cumin-infused brown lentils and rice, wonderful on its own or alongside a salad. Ingredients 1 cup brown lentils, washed and

PREP: 5 MINS | COOK: 15 MINS | SERVES: 8 Shawarma is one of the most popular street foods, and especially so in the Middle East. My beef shawarma recipe is an easy one you can make at home. The key is to tenderize the meat with lemon juice, olive

READY IN: 40mins SERVES: 12 YIELD: 1 9×13 pan UNITS: US INGREDIENTS  HARISSA 2 cups sugar 6 eggs 2 cups corn oil 1 1⁄2 cups milk 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 dash vanilla 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 cups flour 4 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut (usually found in middle