Sunday, July 6, 2014

Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb Recipe



The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make  Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves: 4


Ingredients

9 oz/250 g ground (minced) lamb
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning
1 tablespoon dried mint
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1⅓ cup (2 oz/6o g) long grain rice, rinsed
10 small Lebanese zucchini (courgettes), trimmed
1 tomato, chopped
salt and pepper

For the sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons tomato paste (purée)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning

Preparation


Heat a skillet or frying pan, add the lamb, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes until evenly browned. Add the onion and seven spices seasoning, reduce the heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the mint and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rice. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the tomato paste (puree), salt, pepper, and seven spices seasoning and cook for another minute. Pour in 1⅓ cups (1/2 pint/300 ml) boiling water and bring to back to a boil, then reduce the heat. Meanwhile, using an apple corer, remove the flesh from the zucchini (courgettes) and stuff the cavities with the lamb and rice mixture. Put a piece of tomato at either the end to prevent the filling from falling out. Add the zucchini and any leftover rice to the to the sauce, cover the pan, and simmer gently for 25 minutes.

 
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Source: The Lebanese Kitchen Cookbook by Salma Hage's 


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Baked Lamb Kibbeh Recipe



The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Baked Lamb Kibbeh recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Baked Lamb Kibbeh. 

Ingredients

1 large onion
1 lb 5 oz/6oo g boneless leg of lamb, diced
2½ cups (12 oz/350 g) bulgur wheat, soak in water for 10 minutes and squeezed out in cheesecloth (muslin)
1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried mint
olive oil for brushing

For the filling
1 tablespoon,olive oil
7 oz/zoo g ground (minced) lamb
1 onion, chopped
⅓ cup (1½ oz/40 g) pine nuts, toasted
½ teaspoon seven spices seasoning
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

First make the filling. Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan, add the lamb, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes until evenly browned. Reduce the heat, add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts, seven spices seasoning, pepper, salt, coriander, and cinnamon and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. Put the onion and lamb into a food processor and process until finely ground (minced). Tip into a bowl and add the bulgur wheat, seven spices seasoning, cumin, pepper, and mint, and knead well until thoroughly combined. Dampen your hands with a little water, take a handful of the mixture, and mold into an oval to fit the palm of your hand. Use your index finger to make a hole in the top, then gradually make a hollow, working around with your finger to create a thin wall. Add a tablespoonful of the filling, seal with a pinch, and reshape into an oval. Repeat this until all the lamb and bulgur mixture has been used. Brush a baking sheet with oil, put the kibbeh onto it, and chill in the refrigerator for I hour. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas Mark 6. Brush the kibbeh with oil and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked and golden.

Source: The Lebanese Kitchen Cookbook by Salma Hage's 


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Is Hummus Healthy?

Hummus, the simple dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt, has America under a spell. The New York Times reported that the hummus industry has grown from just a $5 million dollar business 15 years ago, to one that totaled $530 million at U.S. food retailers in 2012.

If you're not really into hummus, we bet you know someone who is. Your best friend, your mom, your landlord -- they're all eating hummus. The savory dip is just irresistible. And don't worry if you just can't stop dipping pita in hummus -- we've found 10 great reasons why it's completely acceptable to eat hummus every single day of your life.

1. The nutrients in hummus could help you with weight management. 

 

Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos told Fitness magazine that since hummus is so rich in protein, it can help fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help curb excessive snacking. Kotsopoulos also says that the iron content in hummus helps boost your energy, which could make you more motivated to hit the gym.

2. Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.



In a study done by Jane Pittaway, an Australian lecturer in Health and Biomedical Science at the University of Tasmania's School of Human Life Sciences, a group of people aged between 30 and 70 and not in the best of health ate chickpeas every day for three years. She had a second group of people supply their daily fiber intake through wheat products like bread and cereal. The results showed that when both groups consumed the same amount of fiber, those on the chickpea diet consumed less fat and had a small reduction in cholesterol.

3. Hummus comes in so many awesome flavors.



You can never get bored with hummus because there are a myriad of ways to flavor it. There are 14 different Sabra flavors for your tasting pleasure, including roasted red pepper, chipotle, "supremely spicy," olive tapenade, spinach and artichoke, "luscious lemon" and basil pesto. But if you really want to go wild on hummus, we suggest checking out the company Hope Hummus. They've created innovative flavors like sweet potato, green chile lime and Thai coconut curry. The possibilities are endless and very delicious!

4. Because Natalie Portman is totally obsessed with hummus.



The super-talented vegan actress once told Vogue that she "consumes [her] own weight in hummus every day." If we eat our own weight in hummus every day will we become more like Portman? We can only dream...

5. Chickpeas may help reduce your cancer risk.



Foods that contain folate may reduce the risk of colorectal cancers (like colon cancer), possibly because of the nutrient's role healthy cell division. What's more, researchers believe dietary fiber helps promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, which is also protective against cancer.

6. Eating hummus is part of the "Mediterranean diet," which is super good for you.



According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, about 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people who are at high risk if they switch to the Mediterranean diet. And since eating beans is a big part of this diet, what could be more Mediterranean than eating a bean spread rumored to have originally been made by people in Egypt?

7. It's a much better spread to use on bread (trust us).



If you are trying to find healthier ways to continue to eat your (not so healthy) foods, hummus can be your savior. Instead of the typical cream cheese on a bagel, be different and try hummus -- it's even delicious with lox! Food Republic suggests replacing the mayonnaise in chicken salad and deviled eggs with hummus for a healthy twist. Or you could just use hummus as a replacement for sandwich spreads. Just take a hint from Two Peas & Their Pod and mix hummus and avocado with roasted red pepper for a healthy and seriously tasty lunch.

8. It's so easy to make your own.



According to this recipe from Food & Wine, all you need to make your own hummus is a food processor, a can of chickpeas, a garlic clove, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and salt. Then all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the processor. Voila! Homemade hummus is all yours to gorge on.

9. Because the rest of the world also seems to want to eat more hummus.



If you're starting to feel like you may have a serious hummus problem, don't worry, the rest of the world is right there with you. Check Twitter and you'll see that people can't resist talking about their serious obsession with the good stuff. So go ahead, accept your addiction, and take solace in knowing that it's one of the healthiest foods to consume on daily basis.

10. And, finally, because this humongous plate of hummus was made.



This plate of hummus was made in 2010 in Beirut and holds the Guinness world record for the biggest plate of hummus to ever exist. It weighed 23,520 pounds.

Adopted from  The Huffington Post  | By Renee Jacques 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fried Chicken Thighs Recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Fried Chicken Thighs recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Fried Chicken Thighs.

For : 4  Persons
Duration : 30 Min
 

Ingredients

10     Pieces     Chicken Thighs
2     Teaspoons     Salt
4/1     Teaspoon     Black Pepper
1     Teaspoon     Paprika
1     Teaspoon     Turmeric
1     Teaspoon     Garlic Powder
1     Teaspoon     Onion Powder
1     Teaspoon     Oregano
1     Teaspoon     Basil
2/1 1     Cups     Flour
2/1 1     Teaspoons     Baking Powder
1     Cup     Butter Milk
For frying     corn oil

Method

1. Place the chicken thighs in a glass bowl.
2. Mix the salt, black pepper, Paprika, turmeric, Garlic powder, Onion Powder, oregano and basil. Sprinkle ½ of the mixture on chicken. Add the buttermilk. Cover the chicken and soak for 1 hour or over night.
3. In a shallow dish mix the flour and baking powder.
4. Flip the chicken thighs in the flour until coated with a thick layer.
5. Deep fry chicken thighs until golden brown and well done.
6. Transfer Fried Chicken Thighs onto a paper towel to get rid of excess oil then serve.

Source: Manal Al-Alem Kitchen
 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Broiled Filo Rounds Recipe



The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Broiled Filo Rounds recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make  Broiled Filo Rounds.

For : 8  Persons
Duration : 10 Min

Ingredients

500     Gram     Filo Pastry (defrosted)


Cream
3     Cups     Milk
1     Tablespoon     Sugar
2/1     Cup     Flour
2/1     Cup     Cream
1     Tablespoon     Flower Water
For serving     Sugar Syrup
For preparing     corn oil

Method

1. The Cream: In a medium saucepan put the milk, sugar, and flour. With a hand whisk, beat until flour dissolves. Put over medium heat and bring to a light boil while stirring continually until it milk thickens. Add cream and flower water. Stir until smooth cream forms. Let cream cool.
 

2. Forming the Rounds: Brush Filo sheet with oil and fold length in half. Repeat with another Filo sheet. Cut each sheet into 8 strips starting from the folded edge. Get a 4-inch round cookie cutter or egg ring and place on a flat surface. Arrange the strips by laying each strip, one at time, inside the ring-beginning with one of the ends in the middle of the ring and leaving the rest out; using all the strips to form a base inside the round. Making sure that the strips overlap. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the cream into the middle of the ring. Fold outside strips to cover the cream. Remove ring from round. Gently place the round onto a cookie sheet. Form enough rounds to use all the cream.
 

3. Fit the middle rack in the oven. Preheat oven no longer than 10 minutes to 350 degrees
 

4. Bake 10 minutes.
 

5. Remove Filo rounds from oven. Immediately drizzle with sugar syrup. Garnish with the pistachio and serve!

Source: Manal Al-Alem Kitchen

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Rice with Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe



The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Rice with Chicken and Tomatoes recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Rice with Chicken and Tomatoes.

For : 6-7  Persons
Duration : 40-45 Min


Ingredients

3     Cups     Basmati Rice
4     Tablespoons     Ghee
2     Large     Chopped Onions
1     Tablespoon     Minced Garlic
1     Tablespoon     Chopped Ginger
2     Pieces     Chopped Green Chilies
1     Kilo     Chicken, 4 Pieces
2     Teaspoons     Salt
1     Teaspoon     Turmeric
1     Teaspoon     Cinnamon
1     Tablespoon     Mixed Spices
1     Teaspoon     Powder Ginger
1     Teaspoon     Paprika
3     Large     Chopped Tomatoes
2     Tablespoons     Tomato Paste
4     Cloves     Cardamom
10     Large     Whole Cloves
3     Pieces     Bay Leaves
2     Sticks     Cinnamon
For serving     Fried Almond

Method

1. Rinse the rice and soak for 30 minutes.
2. In a large pot heat the ghee over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir until onion is translucent. Add the chicken.
3. In a small bowl mix the salt, turmeric, cinnamon, mixed spices, ginger and paprika. Sprinkle ½ of the mixture on chicken and stir until chicken is golden brown.
4. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Add 1 cup water and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is well done.
5. Add 2 cups of water. Drain the rice and add on the chicken. Let the rice boil on high heat until it absorbs all the water. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to very low. Let the rice to cook for 30 minutes
6. Garnish the rice and chicken with fried almond then serve.
Source: Manal Al-Alem Kitchen
 
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bokhari Rice Recipe - How to make Bokhari Rice




The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Bokhari Rice recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Bokhari Rice.

Bukhari or Bokhari Rice (known in Arabic as Ruz al Bukhari) is a Saudi Arabian speciality (some say it is Afghani by origin).

For : 6  Persons
Duration : 70 Min
 

Ingredients

2 Cups Basmati Rice
1/4 Cup Corn Oil
500 Gram Meat Pieces
1 Large Chopped Onion
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Chopped Ginger
2 Cups Grated Carrot
1 Tablespoon Mixed Spices
2 Teaspoons Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
1/2 1 Teaspoons Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
4 Cups Chicken Broth Or Water 

Method

1. Wash rice and soak in salted water for 15 minutes.
 

2. In a large pot heat oil over medium heat. Add meat pieces and stir until brown. Stir in onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir until onions are caramelized.
 

3. Add carrot, mixed spices, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, salt, black pepper, and water. Cover the meat and let simmer until meat is well done.
 

4. Remove meat from broth. Set aside. Drain rice and add to the broth. Add enough water to reach ½ an inch above the rice. Bring to a boil over high heat until rice absorbs most of the broth.
 

5. Place meat pieces on top of the rice. Cover pot and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
 

6. To serve garnish rice with fried raisins and almonds.
 

Source: Manal Al-Alem Kitchen
 
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