Cornes de Gazelle (Gazelle Horns)
Cornes de gazelle are crescent-shaped cookies that are filled with a sweet almond-orange blossom filling and are topped with crushed pistachios. They popular all over North Africa in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco and are also known as tcherek, tcharek, or kaab el ghazal.
Tunisian Grilled Salad (Selata Mishwiya)
This is a a grilled salad that is quite common throughout Tunisia. There are variations on how this salad is made throughout the different cities and regions of Tunisia. You can even use it as a spread in sandwiches. It's one of my family's best-loved recipes. Enjoy with nice warm crusty French bread or even crackers.
Shish Tawook Grilled Chicken
Chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon, and spices, skewered with vegetables.
Little Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce
I love lamb, and once in a while I enjoy it in small, spherical portions.
Lamb-Mushroom Kabobs with Greek Yogurt Mopping Sauce
Unique mopping sauce to complement merguez dishes, especially traditional Greek-style kabobs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Not a lamb fan? Then try this mopping sauce on chicken kabobs as it works great with both! This recipe was cooked rotisserie-style on the Kabob Buddie by Troops BBQ.
Mahalabia (Middle Eastern-Style Milk Pudding)
This was a favorite of mine during Ramadan! Serve pudding on small plates with chopped nuts on the top.
Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice
Enjoy a great tasting dish to share with family and friends. Special dish for vegetarians, and one of our favorite meals. Instead of placing the onion on top you can mix it along with the lentils and rice before serving. It makes a perfect meal with a fresh green salad. Also you can use 2 cups of vegetable broth instead of 2 cups of water to cook the lentils.
Ma'amoul (Lebanese Date Cookies)
After a few phone calls with my mom and grandma, I managed to write a detailed recipe for one of my favorite Lebanese sweets, ma'amoul. They take time to make, but are not very difficult. Wooden ma'amoul molds give them their distinctive decorative shapes.
Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash
Moroccan-style stuffed acorn squash brushed with melted butter and brown sugar, then filled with vegetables, garbanzos, raisins, and couscous in a lovely Moroccan broth. You can experiment with different vegetables or add diced chicken. Feel free to be creative with your amounts. I usually freestyle and end up with leftover stuffing mixture, which tastes great on its own the next day. For vegetarians, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.