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Moghrabiah

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lapinrose, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    The big cous-cous, sometimes called Lebanese cous-cous. Nice recipe for it.

    http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/11/moghrabieh-couscous-of-east.html


    Moghrabieh 350g (two cups)
    Start
    by browning the meat in some olive oil in a heavy bottom pot or a
    casserole dish. Remove the the meat from the pot. Peel the shallots
    whole and brown in the same pot. Return the meat and add all the spices,
    salt stock cube and the flour to thicken the stew. Cover with boiling
    water. Bring back to boil then reduce the heat and let simmer till the
    meat if fully cooked. Be generous with the water as you will need some
    of that stock to finish cooking the moghrabieh later. Towards the end
    add half the chickpeas.
    In
    another pot boil some salted water and add the moghrabieh. Cook as if
    you are boiling pasta. It will need to cook for 30-40 minutes. Taste the
    grains every once in a while till cooked to your taste. Drain and
    return to the pot. Add the rest of the chick peas and couple of ladles
    of the stock. Cook on medium heat till the moghrabieh absorbs most of
    the stock.
    Spoon the moghrabieh in a serving dish with the some of the meat arranged on top. Serve the rest of the stew on the side
     
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    The big cous-cous, sometimes called Lebanese cous-cous. Nice recipe for it.

    http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/11/moghrabieh-couscous-of-east.html


    Moghrabieh 350g (two cups)
    Start
    by browning the meat in some olive oil in a heavy bottom pot or a
    casserole dish. Remove the the meat from the pot. Peel the shallots
    whole and brown in the same pot. Return the meat and add all the spices,
    salt stock cube and the flour to thicken the stew. Cover with boiling
    water. Bring back to boil then reduce the heat and let simmer till the
    meat if fully cooked. Be generous with the water as you will need some
    of that stock to finish cooking the moghrabieh later. Towards the end
    add half the chickpeas.
    In
    another pot boil some salted water and add the moghrabieh. Cook as if
    you are boiling pasta. It will need to cook for 30-40 minutes. Taste the
    grains every once in a while till cooked to your taste. Drain and
    return to the pot. Add the rest of the chick peas and couple of ladles
    of the stock. Cook on medium heat till the moghrabieh absorbs most of
    the stock.
    Spoon the moghrabieh in a serving dish with the some of the meat arranged on top. Serve the rest of the stew on the side
     
  3. nick909

    nick909 Lead commenter

    Is it the same as what's sometimes sold as Isreali couscous lapin? I bought some recently, and it's nice, but doesn't look as big as the pictures I've seen of mograbiah.
    Here' s some Isreali couscous
    [​IMG]
    Where do you get your mograbiah from, lapin?
    I've been after some for ages.
     
  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    It doubles in size when cooked, however it is originally Palestinian not Israeli, like Falafel! I bought the moghrabiah back from Amman in Jordan, there is a shop in Brighton which may sell it, it's in Old Steyne where the job centre used to be.
     
  5. Waaaahhhh - I want some but it is so hard to find! I know some Waitroses stock it but not mine and they said they couldn't get any for me. I shall just have to keep asking for it until they get the hint.
    lovely recipe lapin.
     
  6. nick909

    nick909 Lead commenter

    Thanks, I don't think it's the same stuff [​IMG]. Isreali couscous doesn't get significantly larger when cooked. It has a soft texture, a lot like pasta.
    I don't go to Brighton especially often, but thanks anyway. There are a few more middle eastern foodstores in Southampton I haven't tried yet. Will do so.
    Great recipe - I think I'll give it a go with the Isreali stuff anyway.
     
  7. Nick, I have a friend who lives in Southampton. If you find some, or similar, could you please let me know where. I could then despatch her to get some and bring it on her next visit - or mine there.
    Thanks
     
  8. nick909

    nick909 Lead commenter

    Will do, Cosmos!
     

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