Soujouk Recipe – Middle Eastern Beef Sausage Sauteed with Tomatoes and Onions

This recipe is my very successful attempt at recreating a dish I had at Habibi's Middle Eastern Kitchen. I've eaten soujouk and ma'anak (Middle Eastern sausages), for years, but the preparation was almost always a very simple pan sear. They're pretty good that way, but it's really just heating them up, so the only real... Continue Reading →

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Joe’s Shish Kabob – Fall River, MA

I have yet to find more than three real Middle Eastern restaurants that actually have good food in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. One of them is the incomparable East Side Pockets in Providence, RI (Syrian), another is Falafel King in Quincy, MA (Iraqi) and the other is Joe's Shish Kabob (Lebanese) covered in... Continue Reading →

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn't tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like "Labne," "Laban," or, "Kefir Cheese," although... Continue Reading →

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