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Cheese fatayer puff pastry recipe

Serves 1215 MinsIngredients6 Kiri® square portions100g mozzarella cheese30g double cream cheese2 tablespoons canned pesto sauceReadymade puff pastry6 dried tomatoes (chopped)For the cream:2 kiri squares1 tablespoon double cream cheese2 tablespoons Kiri® (jar)Cooking Directions1 Combine the mozzarella, the double cream, the Kiri squares and dried tomatoes using a blender.2 Cut the pastry into 12 circles and spread a little pesto sauce on …

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KIBBEH (BEEF AND BULGUR WHEAT MEATBALLS) RECIPE

Middle Eastern kibbeh is a finely ground paste of bulgur, onions, and lamb or beef, which is formed into patties or balls, filled with coarsely ground, sweetly spiced meat, onions, and pine nuts, and deep-fried.MAKES 16IngredientsFor the Filling1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more to garnish1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped8 oz. ground beef sirloin1 tsp. kosher salt1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice1⁄4 …

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Fatayer bil-Sabanegh / Spinach Triangles Recipe

Makes 25-30The dough for these triangles is used with a number of fillings to make both the triangles below, and the fried crescents known as sambusak in the following recipe. You can vary on the spinach filling here by using purslane (leaves only), sorrel, Swiss chard, dandelion or wild thyme. Whichever you chose, the quantities and instructions will be the …

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Kibbeh Bil-Saniyeh / Baked Kibbeh Recipe

Kibbeh is one of Lebanon’s great national dishes and until the arrival of the food processor, the meat was pounded by hand in a marble or stone mortar (jorn) with a wooden pestlem(m’daqqa). Because of the time and effort involved in its preparation, kibbeh was – and still is – a festive dish. It is a highly seasoned mixture of finely …

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Meat Crescents / Sanbusak bil-lahmeh Recipe

Makes 25-30You can vary on the taste here by replacing the lemon juice with either vinegar, verjuice or pomegranate syrup. EachIngredients150 g plain white flour¼ tsp salt1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to brush dough50g unsalted butter25g pine nuts125g lean minced lamb¼ tsp Adonis ground cinnamon½ tsp Adonis Seven Spices1/8 tsp Adonis ground black pepper2 tsp lemon juice …

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Baba Ghannouj / Grilled Eggplant Dip Recipe

Some tips to help you produce a superior Baba Ghannouj. Grilling the eggplants over an open fire will produce the smoky flavor that is so typical of this dish, though the smoky flavor will come through to a certain extent if you cook them under the grill in your oven. It is important to let the grilled flesh drain for …

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KIBBEH (BEEF AND BULGUR WHEAT MEATBALLS) RECIPE

Middle Eastern kibbeh is a finely ground paste of bulgur, onions, and lamb or beef, which is formed into patties or balls, filled with coarsely ground, sweetly spiced meat, onions, and pine nuts, and deep-fried.MAKES 16IngredientsFor the Filling1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more to garnish1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped8 oz. ground beef sirloin1 tsp. kosher salt1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice1⁄4 …

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SMOKY BABA GHANNOUJ WITH OIL-CURED BLACK OLIVES RECIPE

Mayonnaise ensures a creamy, smooth texture in this Midwestern riff on the classic Mediterranean dip by cookbook author Amy Thielen. Chopped cumin seeds add spice and a little crunch to the smoky eggplant.MAKES 3 CUPS   1 HOUR, 10 MINUTESIngredients2 medium eggplants (1 3⁄4 lbs.)1⁄2 tsp. whole cumin seeds1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more to garnish1 bunch radishes, …

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Chicken Shawarma Kibbeh Recipe

A chicken version (with a twist) from the beef kibbeh we all know. We added our Knorr Shawarma Marinade to make the flavour well balanced. Chef’s tip: 10% of minced lamb fat can be added for an extra moist chicken stuffing mix. View recipe below!IngredientsFor the DoughBourghul, fine 350 gChicken Breast Mince 500 gOnions, chopped 350 gMint leaves chopped 20 …

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Grilled Kibbeh Recipe

Serves 4 PersonsPreparation Time 30 MinutesCook Time 20 Minutes  A great revisited Middle Eastern recipe prepared with a little hot sauce. It’s worth trying, check it now!INGREDIENTS 500 g ground meat 250 g fine bulgur soaked in water for 30 minutes 1tsp black pepper 1tsp cumin 1 halved onion 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp dried mint 1 tsp allspice Vegetable oil to grease the grill, as needed 2 tbsp …

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