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Gastronomy of the Middle East: Main Dishes

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As we talked yesterday in THIS ARTICLE, the Syrian food and Lebanese food They are very similar to each other and quite unknown to our palates. It is referred to as "exquisite Mediterranean food" composed of Mezze or starters, stuffed lamb, rice, hummus, chicken etc ... Jordanian food, being also very similar, has influences in addition to Syrian-Lebanese, Egyptian food. Bedouin dishes based on rice and lamb or chicken base are some of its main dishes.

Today we are going to talk about these MAIN COURSES (images, as always, taken from Google Images)…




CHICKEN KEBAB
Chicken Skewer
LAMB KEBAB
Lamb Skewer
KAFTA
Minced meat of lamb, onion and spices



ROZ TO DJAJ
Roasted chicken and rice with almonds and pine nuts
MAKHLUBA
Rice plus leg of lamb or eggplant
MULUKHIYE
Viscous rice, chicken and lamb with mauve leaves



MOGHRABIEH
Steamed semolina and spice balls, served with chicken, lamb and pickled onions
KIBBEH NAYYE
Minced lamb croquettes, ground wheat, onion and spices served raw
KIBBEH SANIYE
Kibbeh flattened with a layer of lamb, spices and pine nuts



SAMAK
Fish (mullet, bass or sole)
Kishk
Lamb and fried onions
SHWARMA
Typical kebab of lamb strips and salad served with khoobz arabi bread



FALAFEL
Chickpea, coriander, onion and garlic balls served in khoobz arabi
FAROOJ MISHWEE
Grilled chicken with garlic
MANAEESH
Sesame dough, thyme and olive oil baked pizza type



BAMIYE
Guimgombo stew with or without rice
HARAK ISBAO
Green lentils with tamarind and pomegranate
LOOBIYE BY ZHET
Green beans stewed with garlic, onion and tomato puree



MAHASHI
Grape leaves, eggplants or stuffed chard
MASHAWI
Grilled meats
FAREEKEH / MAQLUBBEH
Wadi Musa Bedouin dish consisting of steamed rice, eggplant or meat strips, tomatoes and cauliflower



KOFTA
Lamb meatballs (may or may not be stewed with tomatoes and spices)
MANSAF
Bedouin specialty consisting of a lamb on rice and pine nuts and seasoned with yogurt and fat
MUSAKHAN
Roasted chicken with onions, olive oil and pine nuts served on khoobz arabi



SHISH TAWOOK
Marinated Chicken Kebab Species
SAYADIYEH
Fish Aqaba specialty with lemon juice on rice, tomato sauce, onion and green pepper
SHORABA ZINGOOL
Acid soup with wheat meatballs, flour and peas

And we could continue, for example OTHER MAIN DISHES would be the M'JADDARAH (Lentils and spiced rice),SELAK (Chard rolls stuffed with rice, tomatoes, chickpeas and spices),FUL M'DAMAS (Hot beans with olive oil, lemon and cumin juice, chickpeas and tomato),K'NEFI BI DJEBEN (Sweet cheese and semolina in sesame bun with syrup and orange blossom),MOSAA'A (Eggplants, chickpeas and onion with tomato puree),GALLAYAH (Traditional Bedouin food consisting of chicken with tomato, vegetables, garlic and Arabic spices), FASOOLYEH / BISEELA / BATATAS (Meat and / or vegetable stews with rice and / or macaroni of beans or peas or potatoes or spinach with chicken or meat), etc ...

Finally we will talk about desserts and drinks, but that in another article

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