Sabanakh – spinach stuffed pastry fatet batinjan – a delicious dish of fresh yogurt, roasted eggplant (aubergine) and fried bread. This was prepared in the Druz style. Fattoush – cut vegetables (tomato, cucumber) with lemon, olive oil, parsley and dried bread. kubbeh (or kibbeh) – balls of bulgur with herbed, ground meat inside. These were prepared in the Druz tradition. Really tasty. Tabbouleh – salad made from finely cut parsley, bulgur, tomatoes, onion and seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. kishek – soup made from yogurt and green wheat blended together. A traditional Druz dish. makdous – pickled eggplant stuffed with garlic. Used to increase your appetite. labanah – thick yogurt-cheese with a little olive oil on top. Tangy and delicious. moutabel – (what we call baba ghanoush in America) roasted eggplant dip. Served with a bit of olive oil and parsley on top. galayet bandora – crushed tomatoes with ground meat and herbs. j’ibna bedhah – soft white cheese omelette zetun – olive salad made with chopped olives, carrots and green peppers with a little lemon on top. tabour – flat bread (like pita bread) shrak – large, flat bread made originally by bedoins. This was made in a slightly different Druz style.
© February 28 2011, Uncornered Market
A large spread of mezze and other Druze food specialties served at a family home in Azraq, Jordan.