Hot appetizers from Syria and Lebanon

Nutrition limaopreto August 8, 2016 0 1
Starters or mezzeh 'are an important part of the meal in Syria and Lebanon, but also warm cold appetizers. In this article, two hot entrees.

Lentil soup

In Syria and Lebanon soup is not often on the menu. One soup is one exception and that is lentil soup, the same soup that also is mentioned in the Bible.
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 clove garlic
  • possibly a fourth cup of rice
  • Pita Bread

Put the lentils with the salt, pepper and crushed garlic into the water and bring things to the boil, then turn the heat to low. Optionally, you can add some cooked rice to the lentil mixture and let cook vervolgnes things are on a low heat. Puree the soup then with a hand blender or in a blender.
Cut the pita bread into pieces and fry quickly until the pieces are crispy. Add them to the soup just before serving so they are crispy.

Filo pastry filled with cheese or Berak bi jibneh '

Filo pastry filled with cheese to make very easy, especially when you phyllo buy ready-made. For those who also want to make the dough, here also the recipe for the dough.
  • Half pound of butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • Warm water

Melt butter and mix it with the salt and the flour. Add warm water until you can roll the dough. Roll it up and flatten it with a rolling pin and cut then squares of 10 * 10 cm.
Filling and topping:
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Sesame seeds

Mix the cheese with two yolks and add half a spoonful of the filling on each square of dough. Fold the dough closed and make sure you've closed. Do it with a brush some egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds over. Fry the cheese-cakes in clean oil in your fryer.
Feta cheese can be substituted in this recipe spinach, this stuff is also very popular in the region.
Bon appetit!