[chicken] Moghrabieh bil D’jaj مغربیة بالدجاجُ
Moghrabieh, meaning ”a dish from the Maghreb”, is based on a kind of giant couscous — small balls of semolina flour pasta. While now it is now common to purchase it pre-made, this week’s cooks Maryam and Mona with be leading the kitchen team and teaching everyone how to make them the traditional way: rolled by hand.
Moghrabieh is especially popular in Lebanon and Palestine — where it is called Maftoul (rolled). It is made with either lamb shanks or chicken – or sometimes both – and served at big family gatherings like Eid or weddings. The chicken is cooked with onion and spices like, cumin, black pepper and cinnamon to create a rich, chicken stock, which is then used to cook the moghrabieh along with chickpeas and pearl onions.
A version of moghrabieh topped by chickpeas, pearl onions and potato.
Salateh Jarjeer صلطة جرجير
Arugula is a widespread the Middle East since it thrives in sandy soils. This refreshing salad of peppery arugula is topped with fresh pomegranates seeds, tomato and onions, and dressed with a sumac, lemon, apple cider vinegar & olive oil.
Akras joz el hind bi m’rabah el moshmosh أقراص جوز الهند بمربى المشمش
Middle-Eastern coconuts macaroons with a light layer of apricot jam.
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Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian newcomer women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide a source of revenue for the cooks.
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