Tag Archives: white meat

Chicken Asian-style

A  large number of Filipinos  reside in Lebanon  and this dish is inspired by  a recipe from an article  featuring  Filipino cuisine in Fatafeat magazine (12/09 issue). This chicken and veggie dish  belongs to the category of no-brainers, with minimum fuss and maximum flavor from the coconut milk, ginger and garlic trio. INGREDIENTS: 6 servings […]

Lebanese couscous (Moghrabieh)

This is the Lebanese equivalent of couscous, aptly called moghrabieh.    Moghrabieh, (meaning ” a dish from the Maghreb”) is a much-beloved traditional dish in Lebanon and is considered a feasting type of meal to which many relatives or friends are  invited. It used to be made with both lamb shanks and chicken but nowadays […]

Mouloukhieh (Jew’s mallow soup)

To call this dish a soup is misleading;  like the Mexican posole it is a grand dish with many components each of which have to be prepared separately. Mouloukhieh is hugely popular in Lebanon and in Egypt and the exact origin of this dish has not been established yet. Suffice it to say that each […]

Iraqi-Jewish chicken and rice (Tibeat)

  A dish  in Nawal Nasrallah’s Delights from the Garden of Eden listed as an Iraqi-Jewish traditional meal served on the Sabbath in Baghdad and cooked in a tannour. The tannour was a wood-fired  communal oven; it is still being used in some rural areas in Lebanon today to make bread. The chicken and rice […]

Persian chicken and butternut stew (Khoresh)

Living in Los Angeles and Orange County allowed me to meet and befriend Persians and fall in love with Persian cuisine. It is a refined and exquisite cuisine  and one from which there is much to learn. The easiest introduction to Persian cuisine is through the rich and varied khoresh or stews. Just as in […]