Welcome to The Matbakh! Here you will find Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired recipes for weeknight meals and weekend entertaining.
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We are always cooking up something new around here. This is what's new on the blog.
- Aish El Saraya - Ashta With Sweetened Bread
- Blanched Asparagus With Garlic Aioli
- Ricotta and Sausage Baked Ziti
- Shish Tawook Lebanese Chicken Kabobs
- Lemon Garlic Aioli
- Steelhead Trout with Garlic Lime Butter Sauce
- Apple Gorgonzola Spinach Salad
- Chocolate Delight Yummy Dessert
- Harissa Lamb Chili With Couscous
- Homemade Ashta Cream
- Baked Chicken Thighs and Turmeric Basmati Rice
- Bananas Foster Banana Smoothie
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Modern Middle Eastern Recipes
Here are some "modernized" versions of some of our favorite Middle Eastern recipes. These recipes have slight alterations and improvements to the original authentic recipe.
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Authentic Middle Eastern Recipes
Here are some authentic Middle Eastern recipes passed on through our families. These recipes are tested over generations and bring heritage and culture to your table. Try Egyptian Molokhia With Roasted Chicken or Lebanese Fassoulia Lima Bean Stew.
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