For this traditional Iraqi-Jewish dish, ground-lamb meatballs are braised in a vibrant beet stew. SAVEUR test kitchen assistant Yael Coty learned to make this dish from her grandparents, who left Iraq for Israel in 1950.
This rich, smooth soup highlights and balances the gentle flavors of fennel and leek with spices and a bracing addition of Pernod. This rich, smooth soup highlights and balances the gentle flavors of fennel and leek with spices and a bracing addition of Pernod.
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.
Tagine, the Moroccan stew, shares its name with the terra-cotta pot it's traditionally cooked in, whose neat conical lid promotes convection and even cooking. There are many versions; maybe the most classic is braised chicken, green olives, and lemons in a sauce fragrant with ginger and coriander.