Shelled Wheat Berries Simmered with Lamb

Habbiyya bil-Laham

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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A specialty of the northern region, known and loved all over the country. It calls for shelled wheat berries, usually available at Middle Eastern or international groceries. Wheat cooked this way has a lusciously creamy texture and is a meal by itself.

Shelled barley may be substituted. Traditionally, lamb shanks are used in cooking these grains, but any cuts of meat on the bone, veal shanks, or chicken, skinned and trimmed, may be substituted. Alternatively, you can leave out the m