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Old 06-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Looking for Lebanese food recipes.

Hello all.

I am new here and looking for some basic / classic Lebanese recipes to add to my collection.

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Buonasera Ceralia,

Several months ago during January and Fenruary 2012, I had placed some recipes for:

1) babaghanuj ( eggplant & tahine )
2) hummus ( chickpea & tahine )

*** in the Ethnic Section along with numerous Greek recipes as well ...

Is there a specific recipe that you are looking for ?

Welcome Aboard to D.C.
Kind regards and have a lovely Tuesday.
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Hi and welcome Ceralia.

If anyone has a TNT (tried 'n true) recipe for shish taouk and/or schwarma, I would love to have it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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In the "Mediterranean Diet Cookbook" (Jenkins), there is a wonderful Lebanese garlic sauce recipe. Also, Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet), was of Lebanese decent. He had a series of books on Immigrant cooking, which included Lebanese recipes.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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In the "Mediterranean Diet Cookbook" (Jenkins), there is a wonderful Lebanese garlic sauce recipe. Also, Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet), was of Lebanese decent. He had a series of books on Immigrant cooking, which included Lebanese recipes.
Yes, Jeff Smith had quite a few recipes from his Lebanese roots. some are in his first (I think) cookbook "The Frugal Gourmet". I make his stuffed grape leaves often; we love them.

As for Shwarma, I think that there are as many recipes out there as there are Lebanese cooks. I make one that I got from DC's ethnic cooking section.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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Mediterranean Lebanese Recipe Websites

Buonasera,

Here are a couple of above average Lebanese and Mediterranean recipes online to assist you ...

1) www.lebaneserecipes.com/chickenshawarma

2) www.food.com/shish-tao

3) www.lebaneserecipes.com

4) www.food.com

5) www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com ( this has some fine recipes )

6) www.ifood.tv/recipes

Also, I have a book called The Eastern Mediterranean, which focuses on Meze, small dishes similar to Tapas and / or Appetisers ...

Have a nice evening.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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If anyone has a TNT (tried 'n true) recipe for shish taouk and/or schwarma, I would love to have it.
What she said!!
Me too!
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the responses! I will check out those websites posted!
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #9
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Buonasera Ceralia,

Several months ago during January and Fenruary 2012, I had placed some recipes for:

1) babaghanuj ( eggplant & tahine )
2) hummus ( chickpea & tahine )

*** in the Ethnic Section along with numerous Greek recipes as well ...
Where is "the Ethnic Section"?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #10
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Kitchen Barbarian,

Look in: More Foods, and arrow down to Ethnic and then, open and do a search.

Kind regards and welcome to D.C.

Margi.
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Hmmm, ok, that just brings you back to this forum. Sorry, I thought there was a recipe section or something where these could be easily found.

After a LOT of mucking about with the search utility, I finally came up with these:

Babaganouj

Hummus

Are these the right ones? The only thing is, the one for hummus doesn't give ANY quantities...
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #12
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I believe so, however, if you put my name, Margi Cintrano in the Search and check Threads, all my threads should come on your screen; and you can look for the Babaghnuj and the Hummus and the Tzatziki, even though it is Greek, the Lebanese also use Yogurt Cucumber Dip.

I had also published a recipe on Falafel which originated in Egypt.

Enjoy, and let me know if you have located.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Hmmm, ok, that just brings you back to this forum. Sorry, I thought there was a recipe section or something where these could be easily found.

After a LOT of mucking about with the search utility, I finally came up with these:

Babaganouj

Hummus

Are these the right ones? The only thing is, the one for hummus doesn't give ANY quantities...
Hummus is, IMO, a taste thing.

I usually use dry beans, cook those, skin those. I think a can has 15 oz. in it.

So--
2 cans garbanzo beans(I'm guessing that would be about 4 cups)
1/4 c bean juice
garlic (I usually use 4-6 cloves, but it is to taste)
1/4-1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice (when using toasted walnuts, I use lime juice--ditto when using hot peppers)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2-3 T tahini - to taste

Put every thing in an FP or blender and blend to reach the consistency you like.

I often add toasted walnuts, black olives, etc. For me, it is a "taste" thing.

This link might give you exact measurements:

The 9 Best Hummus Recipes (and homemade ezekiel chips) | Amy Layne Paradigm Blog
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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Kitchen Barbarian,

Yes, you have my two recipes ... Using canned beans verses dry and soaked overnight creates a different flavor profile ... It is worth the time to prepare the Chickpeas for the Hummus from dry beans, and one can have leftover beans for a gorgeous Spanish sausage bean stew ... The eggplant, which is the principle ingredient of Babaghanuj, could be a bit laborious, however, worthwhile to the palate!

Enjoy,
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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I love this blog

http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/

I'm dyyyying to make the cheese kunafa but I'm on a diet.....sigh....

If you make it please describe it in detail so I can enjoy it vicariously
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