Soups & Stews
This Tunisian-Jewish Sabbath specialty from Israeli chef Lior Lev Sercarz features tender fish braised in a thick chile-spiced tomato sauce.
Any seasonal vegetable, from earthy turnips to pungent kohlrabi, can be added to this hearty beef stew recipe.
At the heart of this intriguing soup is a matzo-ball-like dumpling made of ground chicken and chickpea flour.
Pomegranate molasses and walnuts bring sweet, sour, and bitter notes to this classic stew.
Fenugreek, an aromatic dried herb, gives this hearty stew, its distinctly floral flavor.
This beautifully spiced vegetable soup is made with reshteh, Iranian noodles.
In this Lebanese recipe, tomatoes and green beans release some of their flavor into the cooking liquid, creating a rich broth.
Sweetened with honey and prunes, this stew is an autumn staple at Jewish holiday tables.
This deeply satisfying dish of spiced meat and creamy wheat berries is most often made with lamb, but it's particularly delicious when made with chicken.
Often referred to as the Prophet Muhammad's favorite dish, this satisfying lamb and vegetable stew is served over thin, cracker-like bread called regag to soak up the rich juices (although we found store-bought, toasted roti to work just as well). To make the preparation easier, have your butcher cut the lamb into pieces.
This soup is finished with a flourish of mint-and-chile-infused butter.
This flavorful dish is a springtime favorite in the Middle East.
This hearty stew of fried and simmered beef and vegetables gets its distinct flavor from an aromatic spice mixture composed of cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon.
The recipe for this popular Egyptian morning dish is based on one that appears in The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden.
This classic Passover recipe is served as the first course of the seder meal in Jewish homes all around the world.
This stew is popular in Egypt, where favas are a staple food.
Hamud is usually a sauce for rice, but it can also be served as a soup.
This flavorful stew intricately melds rich meat, delicate artichoke hearts, and Middle Eastern spices.
This collection of our favorite hot and spicy recipes will warm up your plate and put some fire in your belly.
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