Although Syrians are not big on steaks; this dish, ‘Sharhat Mtafay شرحات مطفاية’, will satisfy any steak-lover. Thin tender steaks are seared then “quenched” by lemon-garlic sauce. Simply good!
A sensational dish from the Syrian coast on the Mediterranean. Rice is cooked with caramelized onion and fragrant spice and topped with seared fish. Fish can be fried, grilled, baked or cooked with rice. The recipe calls for whole spices but you can substitute with ground ones.
‘Kibbeh on a tray’ is one of the easiest kibbeh dishes to make, yet full of kibbeh’s nutty flavor and highly adaptable. Kibbeh dough is layered with meat-nut mixture, baked and served with salads and yogurt.
Kabab, the king of all grilled meat, is a summer favorite. Lamb is mixed with garlic and parsley, grilled and served with assorted salads and veggies. With over 20 varieties, this is the most popular one in Syria. Simple, smoky, authentic and sublime!
The rich nutty flavor of burgul is combined with the freshness of tomatoes and peppers to cook this easy and yummy dish. Meat is optional.
If you like meatballs, try the Syrian tasty and fresh version. Meatballs are flavored and cooked in a tomato-herb sauce and served with rice. This is a quick and yummy recipes for your busy days.
A feast for your eyes and belly, maqluba is a Syrian specialty for your special occasions. It can be made with beef or chicken using eggplants, or substitute with cauliflower or mushrooms and turn all upside down!
A staple Syrian dish, very versatile that people eat it fried, roasted, grilled, cooked in different sauces or even raw.This recipe is for the basic Kibbeh dough. Click on the links for specific kibbeh recipes.
Simplicity at its best! Lentil and burgul cooked and garnished with crunchy onion. Mujadara is a very old vegetarian dish. Traditionally, many Syrians used to have it in big gatherings especially in public hammams (baths).
This simple recipe brings out the special flavor artichoke has to offer. Syrians eat mainly the heart of artichokes (not the leaves). The hearts are stuffed with meat and served with rice.