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Lamb Stew Common to many countries of the Middle East, this lamb stew is made up of cube cut pieces of lamb that are stewed with tomatoes. A garlic and rosemary marinade really compliments the flavor of the lamb. Ingredients: 3 1/2 lbs lamb shoulder, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 2 cups chicken stock...

Baked quinces are a great fall dessert. Quinces are like a combination between an apple and a pear, with a little bit more tartness. They are not that popular in the US, but are used a lot in the Middle East and Europe. Ingredients: 4 quinces 1 stick unsalted butter 1 cups sugar 3 cups...

Stuffed Dates The people of the Middle East are known for stuffing anything that we can – from peppers to eggplant, to grape leaves, to dates. This is a recipe for the holidays using the big juicy dates that come in about now and you can find them at the grocery store or local market....

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the 2013 12 Days of Caravan-Serai Cooking. We hope you will enjoy this year’s set of recipes, and share with friends and family throughout this holiday season and on into the new year. Enjoy! Day 1: Rice Pudding with Pistachios Most cultures have some form of rice pudding. What...

    One thing about living in the Middle East was always eating healthy without even realizing it. We have fast foods there, but they are different than here. There are fresh juice stands everywhere, and they are inexpensive and quick – just stop and order yourself an orange, apple and banana cocktail and in...

Eech – Armenian Side Dish 1 onion chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce 1 can water 2-3 lemons squeezed and seeds removed a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika 1 red pepper chopped 1 green pepper chopped parsley and scallions 1 cup bulghur (medium)  – cracked wheat Sauté the...

Here is an easy, refreshing salad that you can do the night before and then just add the tomatoes before serving. 4 cucumbers ( diced) 2 bunches of green onions – chopped 3 green peppers – chopped 6 stalks celery – chopped 1 bunch parsley – chopped fine 6 tomatoes quartered Equal parts of lemon...

Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil or clarified butter For the Shells: 6 small black skinned eggplants (about 12 cm long and 4 cm in diameter) 6 medium green bell peppers 6 large firm tomatoes salt ground black pepper For the Stuffing: 4 tablespoons vegetable oil or clarified butter 1 1/2 pounds (700 g) ground beef...

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