Qras Samak

Fish Cake with Burghul

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This type of kibbeh is a delightful way of making fish go a long way.


  • 250 g (8 oz) fine or medium burghul (cracked wheat)
  • 500 g (


Wash the burghul and let it soak in cold water for 15 minutes, then drain it. Either pound all the ingredients to a soft paste in a mortar or knead vigorously with your hands. A food processor makes the operation of chopping, mincing and reducing everything to a dough-like paste very quick and simple. Take smallish lumps, shape into flat cakes and fry in hot oil, turning over once until lightly