Middle Eastern Food

Lamb over Hummus – Brooklyn, New York

I love going over my aunts house for lunch. She knows exactly what I like to eat! Today she made a Lebanese dish of lamb served over hummus. The lamb is seasoned with a moroccan spice called “Ras Al Hanoot”. Ras Al Hanoot contains a mixture of traditional spices used in middle eastern cooking including ground cardamon, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, chili peppers, coriander, paprika, fenugreek and turmeric. This spice mixture is a one stop shop! The lamb is slow roasted with the spice until the meat is super soft and moist.

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When the meat is complete, Auntie spreads the hummus over a plate and pours the lamb on top. Add some pita bread on the side and you got a great lunch! This could even be a dinner. The meat melted in my mouth with the hummus like butter. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to have this again!  As a side bit, I found it hilarious that I am Yemeni eating Lebanese food which was cooked using Moroccan spices!

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