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Light Fish with Rice and Cumin

Light Fish with Rice and Cumin
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Black Pasta with PrawnsBlack Pasta with Prawns: Original pasta dish prepared with bought black pasta made with squid ink, prawns, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and parsley.

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Radish Salad

A refreshing salad usually served with the Lebanese fish dish Sayyadiyeh (Light fish with Cumin).

Radish saladIngredients:  6 servings

500 g long radish (round may be used)

¼ cup red wine vinegar

2 cups water



Mix vinegar with water and salt in a bowl.

Slice radish and add to the vinegar-water mixture. 

N.B.: Radish may be thickly grated and mixed with the sauce.

Tajen Sauce (Sesame Paste)

Thick sauce prepared with sesame paste and fried onion, usually served with Lebanese Sayyadiyeh or cold with Pita Bread as part of a Mezze.

Tajen SauceIngredients:  4 servings

4 onions sliced moon shape

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup water

½ cup sesame paste

¼ cup lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

For garnish

1 teaspoon fried or grilled pine nuts

Dash ground hot chili pepper

Parsley sprig


1.Fry onion in olive oil in a pan over low heat till colored.

2. Add water to the onion, cover pan and cook onion 10 to 15 minutes.  Uncover pan and cook onion till half the liquid evaporates and onion is completely cooked.

3. Add sesame paste, lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook few minutes till oil out of sesame paste floats to the top. 

4. Spoon sauce to a serving platter and garnish with parsley, pine nuts, hot chili pepper and radish.  Serve warm with Sayyadiyeh or as part of a Mezze.



Black Olive Fusilli SaladBlack Olive Fusilli Salad: A delicious and filling salad from the famous restaurant "Olives" in Boston modified to accommodate our tastes. Serve it on its own or with cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

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Creamed Corn and Chciken Soup from ChinaCreamed Corn and Chicken Soup from China. This is a delicious famous soup from the town of Shantuna in the North of China which has a smooth texture and ...

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Smoked Duck Breast and Beans SaladSmoked Duck Breast and Beans Salad: Bursting with colors and never prepared before. If you do not like duck breast...

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Stawberry Heart CakeStrawberry Heart Cake: Easy to prepare tender white cake that does not require a special mould. Serve it on mother’s day or for your valentine, or just simply to impress your guests ...

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Sweet Potato and Carrot PureeSweet Potato and Carrot Puree:Tasty puree made with sweet potatoes and carrots. It is usually served with "Traditional Roast Turkey with American Stuffing".

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Mafroukeh BaidaMafroukeh Baida (Semolina Clotted Cream and Nut Dessert): Here is a Lebanese sweet, easy, quick to prepare, and excellent for a crowd.

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Meat Stuffed Vine Leaves for EverydayMeat Stuffed Vine Leaves for Everyday: A well know Lebanese dish prepared usually with zucchini, lamb intestines and cutlets.

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