Kibbeh Nayeh

Lebanese Raw Lamb with Bulghur

Preparation info

  • 4

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Lurking within the pan-Islamic cuisine spread around the Middle East by the Ottomans are a handful of local dishes that withstood Turkish gastronomic imperialism and continue to express the individual histories of their regions. In Egypt, for example, mouloukhia, the soup made from an indigenous green, dates back to the time of the hieroglyphs. Couscous is the emblematic food of North Africa, as preserved lemons are the characteristic flavor. In the Levant, kibbeh takes us back to th