Simmered Lamb

Pot roast

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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A simple way of preparing lamb, with spices kept to the minimum. It is mostly cooked for gatherings, and special occasions like picnics. The meat is cut up and washed at home, but the simmering is done in a big pot set on a campfire for hours until the meat almost falls off the bones. In the old days when there was a tannour in every household, it was lowered into it and left there to simmer overnight. That is why perhaps the dish was called habeet (the lowered). In all probab