Archive for the ‘Syrian Cooking’ Category

To Aleppo With Love – Sujuq

November 30th, 2017

Sujuq is a type of dry, spiced sausage that is somewhat similar to salami, with its three main characteristics being that it is salty, dry and has a high fat content. It consists of ground meat combined with various spices before being piped into a sausage casing. Sheep intestine has historically been the casing of choice, though nowadays both natural and artificial sausage casings are used. Sujuq is dried for at least three weeks before it is considered ready to consume. Also traditionally Sujuq is stuffed into clean, porous stockings and hanged for 3 to 5 days in a cool, dry place away from any sunlight.

I made sujuq without following the traditional methods and without drying because the weather in gulf is not suitable for air-dry, although I did not follow the traditional method but it has the same flavor of sujuq that I used to eat in Aleppo. In the post, I will show you different methods of using Sujuq.

Let’s make Sujuq:

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Hummus Bet-Tehineh

October 21st, 2017


Hummus is a Middle Eastern food that has become popular in other areas of the world. Hummus is made of chickpeas as the primary ingredient — after all, the word “hummus” means chickpeas in Arabic.

In Syria, Hummus has different varieties:

Hummus Bet-Tehineh: chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt.

Hummus Bet-Tehineh W Lahmeh: same above but topped with meat and pine nuts.

Hummus Bi-Zeit Az-Zeitoun: a specialty of Hama, chickpeas blended with olive oil only. I’ll post it soon.

Let’s make Hummus Bet-Tehineh:

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To Aleppo With Love – Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish

August 5th, 2017

Aleppo is known as “the home of stuffed vegetables and kibab (plural of kibbeh) حلب أم المحاشي و الكبب. According to “The Encyclopedia of Aleppo” there are more than 60 kinds of Kibbeh in Aleppo.

Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish is deep fried kibbeh similar to Kibbeh Meqliyeh, but in Aleppo is called Darawish and characterized by the above shape.

Let’s make Kibbeh Meqliyeh Darawish:

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To Aleppo With Love – Kibbeh Eswaret As-Set

April 30th, 2017

Aleppo is known as “the home of stuffed vegetables and kibab (plural of kibbeh) حلب أم المحاشي و الكبب. According to “The Encyclopedia of Aleppo” there are more than 60 kinds of Kibbeh in Aleppo.

Kibbeh Eswaret As-Set (Lady Bracelet), an authentic Aleppine dish. It is kibbeh dough stuffed with a mixture of ground meat and nuts, then shaped into balls and baked in the oven.

Let’s make Kibbeh Eswaret As-Set:

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To Aleppo With Love – Kabab Bathenjan

March 31st, 2017

Kabab Bathenjan (Eggplant Kabab) is Aleppine dish that consists of grilled lamb meatball and grilled eggplants, served with a mixture of sauteed onion and peppers.

Let’s make Kabab Bathenjan:

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