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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eid Recipes | Shish Barak from Lebanon

Eid ul Fitr 2009 is fast approaching. We plan to feature some exciting Eid recipes from around the world in this blog. So that you may try these Eid recipes for your family and friends.

Today, we feature a popular Lebanese main dish recipe that would be great for an Eid dessert dish. It is called the Shish Barak. This meat dish is very popular during Eid in Lebanon.

Shish Barak is Small Lebanese meat patties, cooked and served in a yogurt sauce made with garlic & onion, served with rice. The unusual flavor comes from the combination of garlic and coriander.

This Eid recipe is a must try for you!

Eid Recipes
Shish Barak


1 cup ground meat
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup samneh (or butter)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp. chopped kizbara (coriander)

Dough Method

1) Prepare a dough with 1 1/2 cups bread flour, half cup shortening, 1 tsp. salt and half cup cold water. Knead lightly and roll out a thin sheet on floured board.

Stuffing Method

2) Fry onions, pine nuts and meat lightly. Season and mix well.


3) Cut the dough into circles not larger than two inches in diameter.

4) Put a teaspoon of stuffing on each and fold over. Press edges together firmly.

5) Now bend the half circle so that both ends meet.

6) Place on a tray and dry in a slow oven for 15 minutes. Heat one recipe of cooked laban (yogurt) and simmer the shish barak until the dough seems cooked.

7) Crushed garlic, salt and kizbara should be fried separately and gently in a small amount of samneh to enhance their flavors.

8) If fresh kizbara is not on the market, use the dried or substitute a few pounded seeds. Add to laban and simmer.

9) Serve tepid with rice.

Try this Eid Recipe Today!

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