Sunday, August 19, 2007
K is for Kibbeh
sometimes it's spelled kibbeh, sometimes kubbeh, other times kibbi. the shell is comprised of bulgur and semolina flour. the filling usually is lamb or beef, onions, pine nuts, parsley and savory spices such as cumin, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. this is one of tashi's favorite middle eastern dishes. we used to buy kibbehs at jerusalem garden in ann arbor. since there are no middle eastern restaurants in charlottesville (can you believe that shit?), i now make kibbeh's from scratch. i found a great recipe in an israeli cookbook. kibbehs with some rice, a nice salad and some yogurt on the side make a delightful meal. that's what we had tonight.