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Hawaij Traditional Spice Mix from Yemen.

Hawaij is essential to the cuisine of Yemen - use it liberally as a rub for grilled meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. Try it sprinkled into soups, stews, sauces, and rice to liven the flavours up...

Author: Um Safia

Slovak Egg Dumplings

We always made this to go with chicken pakrikash. It is very easy and it does taste good. We never had a recipe but I just measured the ingredients i used the last time I made the dumplings. I have my...

Author: Jane from Ohio

Arabic 7 Seven Spice (Bokharat)

Arabic 7 spice (bokharat) is mixture of spices you can buy ready at any Middle Eastern grocery. If you don't have one where you live, you can make using the following.

Author: cooking in cairo...

Spicy Cucumber Soup with Yogurt by Sy

This is a wonderful Cold Yogurt Soup for a hot summers day! Try chopping up the cucumbers very fine or leave them on the chunky side! It you chop up the cucumbers real fine and add more water, you then...

Author: SkipperSy

Israeli Couscous With Pine Nuts and Fresh Parsley

Usually I purchase Israeli couscous in bulk, but a few weeks back I bought a box of it at Trader Joes partly because this recipe was printed on the back of the box. The original recipe indicates that the...

Author: COOKGIRl

Adas Polo Persian Rice With Lentils

A delicious and hearty Iranian dish made of aromatic basmati rice, lentils, caramelized onion, raisins, and spices. Serve with chicken or lamb, or enjoy as a vegetarian dish.

Author: Barbell Bunny

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

I can not get enough of this recipe for this cucumber-yogurt dip/sauce. Works well on roasted meats, in wraps, on rice, as a dip with vegetables or pita (or just baguette) on a spoon.... I used it on my...

Author: brew3431

Spicy Authentic Moroccan Salmon a Taste of Casablanca!

When I got married at the age of 21, I could barely make toast, let alone a WHOLE meal! My sister always told me 'but it's so easy!' and I obviously didn't believe her. One frantic evening, when I've procrastinated...

Author: P.Doze

Hawaij Hawayej Hawaiege Yemeni Spice Mixture

There's a history lesson in this spice blend: Yemen and India were stops on the ancient trade route, so this turmeric-based mix bears a resemblance to some Indian masalas. Hawaij is used extensively by...

Author: Molly53

Gefilte Fish Appetizer (Doctored from the Jar)

This is a recipe from my Aunt, Rosalee Patrick (my Mother's deceased sister), for doctoring gefilte fish from the jar and making it taste as if it were made from scratch. Trust me, IT'S GREAT! Thank you...

Author: Alan Leonetti

Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer

Inspired by Zea's Hummus Appetizer Platter. Refrigerate time not included. (So good I strongly suggest doubling the hummus recipe since you'll already have on hand the toppings.) Note: I made a remarkable...

Author: gailanng

Advieh Persian Spice Mix

A common spice mix used in many Iranian dishes. If you don't have rose petals, you may omit them. From My Persian Kitchen.

Author: Barbell Bunny

Shish Taouk Chicken Kebabs

Make and share this Shish Taouk - Chicken Kebabs recipe from Food.com.

Author: Creation In Hope

Bulgur Pilaf With Tomatoes, Shallots and Mint.

Also called cracked wheat, bulgur is a quick-cooking grain with a hearty, nut-like flavour that is used to make the popular Middle Eastern salad Tabbouleh. Fresh or canned tomatoes may be used for this...

Author: KristinV

Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Cumin and Cinnamon

I love this lamb dish. The flavors sound unusual, but they compliment the meat nicely. I first tasted this last summer at a cook out. I begged for the recipe and got it from the hostess.

Author: yooper

Roz Bel Laban (Rice Pudding)

Make and share this Roz Bel Laban (Rice Pudding) recipe from Food.com.

Author: Jamilahs_Kitchen

Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Spicy Tomatoes and Capers (Menemen)

Fabulous recipe from Milk Street TV, mildly-adapted for ingredients more readily available in the U.S. (cf. poblano peppers). It might remind you a tad of Shakshuka, only with scrambled eggs. If you can't...

Author: lecole54

Spicy Moroccan Yogurt Marinade or Dip

This is such a tasty sauce! It's our favorite way to flavor baked salmon; the spices are wonderful and complex, and the yogurt makes the fish butter-tender! I always double this if I'm just cooking for...

Author: La Dilettante

Persian Tomato and Cucumber Salad (Salad Shiraz)

A very light and refreshing salad that goes well with everything. The longer this stays the better it taste. You will also notice that the liquid increases as the salad sits.

Author: sdbmshad

Red Lentil and Barley Soup

Lentils have played a dominant role in Middle Eastern cooking since ancient times. This is a thick an hearty soup almost a stew.

Author: morgainegeiser

Greek Feta Yogurt Dip With Za'atar

I love this dip sold at Trader Joe's, found this copycat recipe for it at jeanetteshealthyliving.com

Author: zeldaz51

Spice Mix for Kazakh and Uzbek Recipes

I spent two months in Kazakhstan living with an Uzbek family. Following are some of the recipes I picked up there. I wasn't always sure what spices were being used, so I'm using this Afghan spice mix which...

Author: Boonlong

Turkey Kubideh (Persian Ground Meat Kabob)

When we go to our favorite Iranian restaurant, my wife usually orders Chicken Kubideh. Here's my go at it, but using turkey instead. I add butter, because ground turkey is so fat-free that the kabobs could...

Author: Ohmikeghod

Armenian Apricot Soup

Make and share this Armenian Apricot Soup recipe from Food.com.

Author: AmandaInOz

Saudi Kabsa Spice Mix

Whole spices make it much more aromatic and flavourful so that is what I recommend using. This is my addaption of a recipe found on http://arabicbites.blogspot.com

Author: UmmBinat

Michael's Israeli Hummus

By now, you'll not be surprised to learn that the secret to great Israeli-style hummus is an obscene amount of tehina, as much as half of the recipe by weight, so it's especially important to use the best...

Author: StevenHB

Israeli Couscous With Sweet Potato

From Christine Cushing's "Fearless in the Kitchen" (I love Cdn. cookbooks!) For Potpie. CC's comment: "Israeli couscous is one of my all-time favourite starches. Different from N. African couscous, Israeli...

Author: Maxxr


An aromatic Persian spice blend which is good added to stews and pulses. This recipe is from " A Taste of Persia" by Najmieh Batmanglij. The author suggests adding the rose petals to the ground spices....

Author: Scots LassCairo

Bulgur Salad With Green Onion Vinaigrette

This is from Bobby Flay, from the episode of Middle Eastern Grilling. This sounds like a different, refreshing salad. I will probably use any honey I have on hand. Posted for ZWT 2010.

Author: Scoutie

Baked Frittata With Green Peppers and Yogurt

Make and share this Baked Frittata With Green Peppers and Yogurt recipe from Food.com.

Author: Chef 669019

Yemenite Beef and Chicken Soup

This is the best chicken soup I've ever made. It's very different and flavorful! The recipe comes from a Jewish cookbook. It's the typical Yemenite dish for Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year).

Author: Devora

Huevos Haminados (Sephardic Jewish Style Eggs)

Popular in Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East, these beautifully marbled rich maroon or brown eggs get their soft texture from the slow cooking process. The addition of onion...

Author: Sephardi Kitchen

Koo Koo Sabzi

This is a delicious, quick, and easy throw-together Iranian dish that I absolutely love. My grandma would always whip this up for me when I wanted a snack from school, and there would always be something...

Author: Barbell Bunny

Roasted Eggplant Chickpea Soup

Eggplant is a go-to ingredient for me. It is such a versatile food and can be used in almost any course. It bursts with flavors, regardless of whether it is roasted, baked, or sauteed. The eggplant used...

Author: simplefoodhealthyli

Aash E Shalgham

Make and share this Aash-E Shalgham recipe from Food.com.

Author: daan6822

Arabic Samboosak

This is based on a recipe from the link http://www.nclrc.org/guides/HED/lessons/20.html, which I made after attempting recipe #173583 for the Aussie Recipe Swap #12. At the time, the recipe I had attempted...

Author: mersaydees

Spicy Baked Falafel Sandwiches With Homemade Tzatziki

I love Falafel sandwiches and this recipe sounds good. I found this recipe at http://www.poorgirleatswell.com/

Author: TeresaD

Chelo Kebab Iran

The chelo kebab is the national dish of Iran. Served on skewers over a bed of rice this recipe is basic, yet full of flavor. I prefer to grill this over a charcoal grill. Served with pita bread and salad...

Author: Pastryismybiz

Vegetarian Curry Samosas With Tamarind Dip

If it hasn't already, then healthy alternative recipes like this can open your mind up to the real sustainable possibilities of eating nutritiously and deliciously with every bite. These samosas have so...

Author: hello

Couscous Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is one of my favorite salads, we eat it all summer long. Some times I use couscous instead of the cracked wheat normally called for in tabbouleh, it makes for a lighter salad. Normally, tabbouleh...

Author: Mirj2338

Sizzling Flank Steak Middle Eastern Style

From an unknown cookbook that states that this goes well with cinnamon rice. Can be either grilled or broiled.

Author: Oolala

Matzoh scallion pancakes

a nice light lunch dish, or serve with braised lamb for a fabulous dinner. recipe courtesy of gourmet

Author: chia2160

Basic Tahini Sauce

I learned this while living in Jordan. The family I stayed with introduced me to fried cauliflower, and this was the sauce they used over the top.

Author: alAmira

Persian Sugar Pickled Garlic

You'll find this recipe beyond description. If you are a garlic lover you will be in heaven, if you are not, you still will be amazed. I have traced this recipe as far back as the 1400's The garlic improves...

Author: Chef Shadows

Rice Pilaf With Fresh Dill, Walnuts and Raisins

Reminiscent of flavors of the Middle East and surrounding area, in this recipe I substituted basmati rice; or use long grain white rice if basmati is not available. From Bon Appetit September 1997 with...

Author: COOKGIRl

Manty Soup from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Make and share this Manty Soup from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan recipe from Food.com.

Author: Boonlong

Arab Spice Mix

Make and share this Arab Spice Mix recipe from Food.com.

Author: Dienia B.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Make and share this Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kabobs recipe from Food.com.

Author: mhutchin

Queens of Quisine Seafood Seasoning and Rub

Enveloping the spectrum of spices used in North Africa and the Middle East, this combination has a spicy-smokey aroma and a bit of bite when eaten. Savory mixed with sweet, this rub can be used on fish...

Author: kitty.rock

Shoarma Spice Mix

Shoarma is so popular in Holland that you might forget it is from the Middle East! When we lived abroad I really missed it and tried to copy the spice mix that you can buy here in the shops. There are...

Author: PetsRus