Saturday, March 19, 2011

Project Cookbook #3

Yes, I know I am a little behind on this project.  
Truth is we did make something last week but it was a form of pasta again, plus we made it super quick because we were really hungry!  So unfortunately no pictures from last weeks cooking adventure but I sure we are going to make it again.  
The reference book only, there are often different ways to make dishes, people argue about it. 
This week we made a Lebanese dish.  For those of you who don't know, I'm am about 25%, but don't let that fool you because I look lots more German and Polish.  However, I know quite a bit about Lebanese food, and let me tell you, it is DELICIOUS.  My mom helped us out on this one, for I have never made it before, but one of my goals is to learn a lot more Lebanese dishes, so far I only know three, maybe four. 

So last night we made Mloukhieh.  Mloukhieh is a dish made from a plant of the same name also known as mulukhiyah. Mulukhiyah are jute leaves (yes the stuff jute is made from) but when used as a vegetable is it refered to as mallow leaves.  
These are the leaves dried.  You can use them fresh too.


The leaves are made into a stew with chicken and broth.  Then served over rice.  Fresh onions soaked in vinegar is poured on top to give it bold delicious flavor.
Super delicious.  Definitely great with pita (pretty much every Lebanese dish can't go without it)  
Is this something you would try? Let me know!

Brittany Thrun is the owner, artist and instructor behind A Fine Tangle. 
Visit her at afinetangle.com. Follow her on twitter @afinetangle

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