My friend Afaf loves to cook, and only recently started to share her authentic, Syrian recipes online. It’s a real treat for those of us who are looking for unusual and exciting (yet still comforting) dishes to cook at home.
Yesterday, her food and recipe post was rated #2 on Foodbuzz (out of 2,639 posts that day), and I was personally thrilled because the recipes were from a barbecue/dinner party that she hosted last week. Every dish she brought out was complex in flavor and simply heaven to the taste-buds.
I’m so lucky that I get to learn from Afaf, and just down right grateful that I get to eat her food!
Check out Afaf’s photos from the barbecue here.
Cooking with Afaf (photo)
Afaf’s Arabic Kitchen (story
Afaf’s Baked Kebbeh (recipe)
Afaf’s Mouhamara Recipe here
1 Jar 12 oz roasted peppers, (Well drained)
1 π lightly toasted walnuts for mixing it in the food processor with the peppers
∏ cup walnut chunky chopped for mixing at the end to give it a crunch
≤ cup FRESH plain bread crumbs
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tea spoons pomegranate molasses
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 tea spoon cumin
1 tea spoon Cayenne peppers (more or less it depend how hot you want it)
1 table spoon Tahini sauce
About 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to your taste.
In the food processor add all ingredients but NOT the olive oil and Not the ∏ cup of the chunky chopped walnuts
While the processor is running (not for long) start adding (kind of drizzling) the olive oil until it forms the perfect consistency.
In a bowl add the chunky walnuts and fold a few times to mix.
Serve in a room temp. It is great plain on crispy pita bread or a garnish for meat.
Afaf’s HOW TO photo on this page