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manaal
06-25-2007, 04:43 AM
Assalamu Alaikum to all....

I'm planning to have a dinner party next month and wat to go with an Arab theme. I need ideas. can anyone tell me what normally goes into a typical Arab dinner? Its gong to be a buffet meal and not a sit down dinner.
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BanGuLLy
06-25-2007, 04:53 AM
hmm... Im not arab but I grew up in Egypt..
I dunno if this might help you but these are some of the arab food I love eating:
-Shawarma
-Rice mixed wit a lot of things lol forgot the name (I THINK ITS KOUSHARI)
-Veel (dunno if its spelled right) its like a leaf wrapped around rice/beef
-Full (beans)
-Arab Pizza :S
-Kababs
-Naan bread
-Kofta
-Tamaye :S
-Naan with Tahini(some kinda sauce)
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manaal
06-25-2007, 05:31 AM
Originally Posted by Bangsta
hmm... Im not arab but I grew up in Egypt..
I dunno if this might help you but these are some of the arab food I love eating:
-Shawarma
-Rice mixed wit a lot of things lol forgot the name (I THINK ITS KOUSHARI)
-Veel (dunno if its spelled right) its like a leaf wrapped around rice/beef
-Full (beans)
-Arab Pizza :S
-Kababs
-Naan bread
-Kofta
-Tamaye :S
-Naan with Tahini(some kinda sauce)
this helps a lot :D

seriousy, thanks for the ideas. completely fogot about shawarma. whar goes into an arab pizza?

i thought of having khabsa (spelled right i hope) what goes with it?
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snakelegs
06-25-2007, 05:40 AM
i want some! :giggling:
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Umu 'Isa
06-25-2007, 06:07 AM
:sl: sis :)

Here is a good website with a lot of middle eastern recipes. It might give you an idea of what to make for your arab buffet insha Allaah.

http://www.sudairy.com/mer/recipes.html
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Woodrow
06-25-2007, 09:38 AM
I am more familiar with the Arabic People of North Africa and I know there nothing is complete without Cous-Cous.

There are a number kitchen ready cous-cous mixes available in the super markets these days.

In case you are not familiar with cous-cous here are a few recipes:

Moroccan Couscous Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup orange or other juice
1 cup instant couscous
1/4 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
Bring juice and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Remove from heat.

Stir in couscous and allow to sit covered for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate pan, saute dates, raisins, almonds and cinnamon in 1/2 cup water for 2 minutes. Add cooked couscous. Mix well and serve warm.

Per serving: 301 calories, 8 grams protein, 59 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 7 milligrams sodium.

Yield: 4 servings
Savory Chicken Couscous Recipe



Couscous makes a delicious alternative to rice or potatoes. This easy dish cooks up in less than 10 minutes with very little effort and goes well with meat, poultry, pork, and fish.
INGREDIENTS:

* 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
* 2 Tbsp butter
* 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
* 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 tsp onion powder
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
* 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
* 1 cup plain quick-cooking couscous

PREPARATION:
Gently saute sweet onion in the butter until the onion is translucent. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and baby peas.

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to absorb the liquid. Fluff couscous with a fork before serving.

Entree Suggestion: Easy Chicken Piccata

Yield: 4 servings
Check this link for more info

http://homecooking.about.com/cs/spec...a/couscous.htm
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manaal
06-25-2007, 01:03 PM
^Wow this is nice. I've been trying to find a sensible couscous recipe but couldn't. And thanks to sis Rahmah as well.
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