Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!
Here I will post my kitchen experiments and favorite recipes. A little about my influences - I was born in Moldova, I grew up in Israel, I moved to the USA, and I studied abroad in both Argentina and France. I've also traveled quite a bit and had friends from all over the world, so you can expect to find quite the random assortment of foods on this blog! However, if they made it here it means they've been tried and joyfully devoured!
Cooking food from places around the world is a journey for me and I love finding recipes from places I've been or haven't been and give them a try, so if you have any favorites, don't hesitate to share!
So here it is, I finally decided to find me a place online where all my journeys can coalesce, enjoy!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kubbeh (Meat stuffed Bulgur Shells)

Kubbeh is a favorite Iraqi dish, which also has many different types, however this one is my personal favorite. It consists of a bulgar shell with meat on the inside and can be served as an appetizer or part of a main dish.

8oz fine bulgur wheat
1 red chili
1 onion

1lb ground lamb
1 onion
2/3 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp olive oil
1.5 tsp ground allspice
4 tbsp cilantro

1.       Soak wheat for 15mins in cold water.
2.       Mix with coarsely chopped chili, onion, half the meat, salt and pepper.
3.       Cook 1 finely chopped onion with pine nuts in olive oil for 5mins.
4.       Add allspice and remaining meat, cook while gently breaking up the meat until it browns.
5.       Stir in cilantro and seasoning.
6.       Form the shell mix into a pie and divide to 12 wedges (when using 1lb of meat). Form Kubbeh by placing the meat filling into each peace and closing.
7.       Pour oil to 2” depth, let sizzle, and deep fry kubbeh for 5min until golden.

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