and Yogurt Appetizer (Kishkeh) Serves about 6 A simple dish favored by both rich and poor, especially in Damascus, kishkeh is delicious and healthy.
Served with burghul
, instead of rice, each portion was generous.
From sayadieh, the fish-and-rice dish that adorns the menus of many Lebanese eateries every Friday lunchtime, to bwabne, a rare mountain delicacy of pomegranate seeds and onions in a burghul
pie-case, there's plenty of rich pickings for the cook.
See, the burger here," he said pointing to one picture, "is made of very lean lamb mince, lentils and a little burghul.
Place burghul in bowl and add boiling water to it, let soak for about an hour, strain and remove excess water.
Cover and cook over medium heat for 40 minutes or until burghul
is well cooked, adding more water if necessary.
The lentils are not much different from burghul
, but bring a slightly more nutty flavor so the blend becomes very harmonious.
At the hands of my mother, broad beans, burghul, chickpeas, eggs, grains, lentils, yogurt and all types of cultivated and wild greens, flavored by just the right amount of condiments, produced hearty, scrumptious and healthy meals.
Often the kubbah, usually a meat and burghul dish, but vegetables such as potatoes or pumpkins could be the main ingredient.
Aside from the ground meat, the next major ingredient was burghul
, which she bought in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a small city next to Pawtucket that had a huge population of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants.
Breads/muffins/pasta/grains: Bread, Hearty Amaranth, 91/4:90; Bread, Egg, 91/4:87 Bread, Henry's No Knead Whole Wheat, 91/2:92; Bread, wheat, 91/3:8; Burghul, basic, 91/6:86; Parsnip Muffins, 91/4:88; Pasta, Whole Wheat, Tomato, Spinach, Beet, Parmesan, 91/3:81 ; Zucchini Bread, Huckleberry, 91/5:22; Noodles, Homemade Egg, 91/3:81; Noodles, Lump, 91/4:90; Desserts: Blackberry Cobbler, Topsy Turvy, 91/5:23; Burghul & Pineapple Pudding, 91/6:87; Pomegranate & Almond Delight, 91/1:74; Pomegranate & Rice Dessert, 91/1:74; Plum Cake, 91/2:61; Pumpkin Pie Recipe, Easy, 91/3:79; Rhubarb Crumble, 91/4:88; Rhubarb Berry Crunch, 91/5:23; Wagon Wheels (cookie), 91/2:90
Main dishes: Burghul Pottage, 91/6:86; Ham (Coon, Chevon, or Venison) & Beans, 91/6:81; Pizza on the woodstove, 91/6:84; Burghul with Fish Fillet, 91/6:86; Middle Eastern Meat Pie, 91/6:87
This was an important yearly task for us children in, the age-old method of producing our yearly supply of burghul.
The burghul was then again placed in the sun until it became well dried.
If Noth Americans only ate burghul
, we could easily sell our