Green Beans Stew


•   2 lbs fresh green beans or 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen green beans

•   1 -1 1⁄2 lb lamb stew meat (or beef stew)

•   1 large chopped onion

•   3 -4 garlic cloves (crushed or minced fine)

•   2 cups water

Grilled Chicken with Spicy


    2.5 lbs. chicken

    2 tablespoons honey

    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    1 tablespoons chili paste

Samaka Harra (Syrian Spiced Fish)


•  6 large garlic cloves, peeled

•  1 1/2 teaspoons salt

•  2 fresh red or green long chili peppers, seeded

•  1 small onion, cut into pieces

•  1 large ripe tomato (9 to 10 ounces), peeled and seeded

•  3 tablespoons tomato paste

Pumpkin Kibbeh


    2.5 kg pumpkin or 3 Cups of pumpkin puree

    3 cups fine bulgur

    1 large onion, finely chopped

    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Eggplants Mutable


    4 large eggplants

    6 cloves garlic

    2 fresh green chile peppers

    1/2 cup tahini

   2 fresh lemon juice


   Olive oil


   1- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.

   2- Place eggplants on the baking sheet after you cut it a little with the fork. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until soft.

  3-  Combine together garlic, basil and green chile peppers in a food processor.

   4-Take off eggplant skins and mix with garlic mixture in the food processor.

   5- Put the mixture in serving dish. With a fork, mash in tahini, lemon juice and salt.

   6- Garnish with fresh mint and olive oil.