Ingredient - Lamb
Afghan dishes are rich in calories and perfectly suited to the dry and cold weather of this rugged terrain. Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan and is very popular in south Asia and throughout the Middle East.
Shish kebabs made from both ground and cubed meats, usually lamb, continue to be popular throughout the Middle East. This recipe is based on kebabs from southern Turkey where chiles are more widely used. Serve with a rice pilaf or in a pita bread pocket for a middle-eastern sandwich. Using a flat skewers rather that round to mold the meat onto will make cooking a whole lot easier.
Here’s a lamb recipe from Aussie Chris Roylance. This delicious lamb is a little out of the ordinary with hints of Indian cuisine.
This recipe is courtesy of Saad Fayed. A restaurateur with an avid interest in preparing Middle Eastern cuisine, he has lived and traveled in many Middle Eastern countries, experiencing the flavors and specialties of each region. Saad is currently writing a cookbook that features his family's favorite dishes. Pomegranate syrup (also known as pomegranate molasses) can be purchased online from The Spice House.
This recipe and others can be found in the following article:
by Nancy Gerlach
Tagines or tajines are wonderfully aromatic North African stews that combine meats, poultry, chicken, or fish with fruits, vegetables and a large variety of spices. The centerpiece of Moroccan meals, there are literally hundreds of traditional tagines as well as many regional variations
This is a great idea for a Skewer Party, when you want your guests to be able to wander around, stay clean and look cool. Burgers and tacos are a two-handed operation, but skewers can be eaten with one. You can put a cocktail glass in your guest’s other hand!
Satay are a popular street food in Indonesia, and all of Malaysia, where they are made out of lamb, beef, or chicken. Basically these are small cubes of meat that are marinated in a spicy sauce and grilled over charcoal. They make great appetizers for any party, especially for one held outdoors. The peanut sauce is also good by itself, served with crisp, fresh vegetables.
As prepared at De Tropen Restaurant, Amsterdam. Use, young, tender lamb.
These spicy sausages are usually grilled and eaten alongside couscous.
This recipe and others can be found in the 12-part illustrated series "A World of Curries". You can read all about this unique Indian flavor here.