Maqluba

Ingredients: Chicken (2 pounds; whole chicken cut into pieces) Onions (2 onions; one finely chopped and the second one cut into circles) Green Bell Pepper (1; chopped) Garlic (1 tablespoon; minced) Green onions (2-3; diced) Red Bell Pepper Eggplant (1) Tomato (1; cut into circles) Cauliflower (cut the florets in half) Potatoes (1-2 medium size…

Chicken Pesto with Olives and Feta Cheese

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (boneless & skinless; 2 pounds; cut into bite size pieces) Basil (2 ounces) Garlic Cloves (2 large cloves) Walnut (1/4 cup) Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup; grated) Lemon Juice (2 tablespoon) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Olive Oil (1/4 cup) Butter (2 tbsp) Feta Cheese (1/2 cup) Olives (8 – 10; pitted)…

Baba Ghanoush

Ingredients: Eggplants (2 -3) Tahini (2-3 tablespoons) Garlic (1 crushed) Lemon Juice (1 1/2 lemon) Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon) Yogurt (2 tablespoons) Mint leaf (2 leaves shredded) Parsley (chopped) Aleppo pepper (to taste; or use red pepper flakes) Olive Oil Salt Direction: Wash your eggplants and poke it several times with a knife so that…

Beef & Aubergine Fatteh

Ingredients: Pita Bread (4 cut into triangles) Ground Beef (1 lb) Aubergine (1 large cut into small cubes) Aleppo pepper (1 tablespoon) Cumin seeds (2 teaspoon) Coriander powder (1 teaspoon) Onion (medium sized finely chopped) Yogurt (2 cups) Tahini (3-4 tablespoon) Lemon juice (1 lemon) Garlic (2 minced) Pine nuts (50 grams/ 1.7 oz toasted)…