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!
Category: Beef / Lamb
Kibbeh bil sanieh (Kibbeh Pie)
‘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!
Dawood Basha (Syrian Meatballs)
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.
Maqluba (Upside down eggplant and rice)
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.
Ardi Shoki blahmi (Stuffed artichoke hearts)
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.
Yakhanit batata (Potato stew)
If you are a stew lover, this is the one for you! A rich deep blend of flavors. Lamb slowly cooked with potatoes and garnished with parsely/cilantro. A dish sure to fill your eyes and stomach.
Kurrat / Barasya (Leek Stew)
Want a hearty yet nutritious and light meal? Leek is your answer. Cooked w/out meat and served with bread and lemon, leek will definitely surprise you with its subtle smooth taste.
Mihshai Malfoof (Cabbage Rolls)
An all-time-favorite winter/fall food. Although making cabbage rolls takes a bit more time, it’s worth every minute. Cabbage leaves are stuffed with rice and meat and cooked in garlic-lemon stock. Cabbage ribs are kept to prepare a very delicious mutabal on the side.