“Toum, zait w haamid” is a phrase that one would tend to overhear repeatedly from mom while giving cooking advice to friends. In Arabic, Toum = Garlic, Zait = Oil (Olive Oil here), and Haamid = Lemon. This is a tangy-garlicky combination that is the flavoring base of many traditional Lebanese dishes, including the Baked Garlic […]
Shish Tawookcan be one of the tastiest chicken Kabobs around. The name points to its Turkish origins (Tavuk şiş) however it is quite a common chicken bbq dish in virtually every Middle Eastern country, and with Persians having their own “Jujeh Kabob” version. Back to Lebanon, Shish Tawook can be found in most fast food […]
Lebanese grilled chicken is a garlicky gourmet dish that tends to be our “Sunday special” at home. The recipe is quite easy to make and the secret is in the marinade, and is rather simple.
Chicken Shawarma is a popular gourmet sandwich that you can get at Middle Eastern restaurants. Marinated chicken chunks are mounted on a large rotating skewer and then roasted slowly to perfection against a gas burning grill. Due to the unavailability of such industrial roasters at homes, Chicken Shawarma has typically remained a restaurant dish. However […]