Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

This is a flavorful chicken dish, which I first tasted at a little Lebanese restaurant. While normally shawarma is sliced off a rotisserie, it can be made at home with just a few changes. Be warned, it takes a day of prep time. For lunch, serve as a sandwich in warmed flatbread with cucumber sauce,

Gilt Burger

With the huge popularity of gourmet burgers around the Kingdom, only a few burger outlets made it to the top. Get to know Gilt Burger, one of the new burger places in Jeddah with a vibrant ambiance run by a group of ambitious Saudi entrepreneurs.Gilt Burger offers four main burgers, bambam, truffle

Anna Tobias' recipes for an early summer supper

Slow-roast duck legs with bacon and onionsPrep 10 minCook 2 hr 15 minServes 4For the duck legs4 duck legsSalt and black pepper150g lardons80g button onions or shallots, peeled and left whole½ bunch sage, leaves picked225ml dry marsala100ml water2 bay leaves Heat the oven to 190C (170C fan) g

Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for lamb shawarma and two vegetable sides

Grill marks make me happy. Aesthetically, contrasting black stripes are exciting to look at, but, beyond that, it is the association with smoke and fire, with outdoor barbecues and joyful gatherings, that creates a delightful experience. Recently, the usual script has been heavily edited, big gather

Eid treats: Palestinian chef Suzanne Husseini shares maamoul recipe

Derived from the Arabic term aamala – meaning, to make – the maamoul pastry is a quintessential Levantine treat served for special occasions, such as Eid and Easter. Husseini has provided Arab News readers with a recipe of three-flavored sorts. “It takes a little time to prepare a

Pizza, kebabs, chicken tikka masala: make your own takeaway favourites

Margherita pizzaAt its best, pizza is a wondrously simple combination of soft dough with a crispy base and a sparse scattering of choice toppings. No one component overpowers any other: it is a beautiful example of synergetic cooking. If there were a hall of fame for food the margherita pizza would

Arabic mixed grill from Syrian chef Zafer Al-Fares

Arabic mixed grill is a dinner table staple in many households across the region. Boasting a richly-spiced assortment of grilled meat, this dish is best served with a steaming plate of crunchy fries and garlic dipping sauce. Try this recipe from Chef Zafer Al-Fares, sous chef at Ajman’s Radiss

flavorful grilled octopus from Chef Salvador

Octopus is chock full of key nutrients, including trace minerals – such as zinc and copper – as well as vitamin B12. Like nearly all seafood, octopus is lean and low in calories, which makes it the ideal dish to incorporate into your iftar meal. Below, Chef Salvador Carrillo, from Dubai&

Simmering chicken in chocolate milk sounds strange. Turns out, it’s delicious.

Ever read a recipe and think to yourself: This could be a delicious discovery, or it could be a disaster? When I saw Tyler Kord’s Spicy Chocolate Milk-Simmered Chicken in “Food 52 Dynamite Chicken” (Ten Speed Press, 2019), I took one of those cocked-eyebrow pauses.It is so simple

Easy chocolate chip cookies

How to make cookies with a clever hack to have them any time you fancy. Freeze this chocolate chip cookie dough then simply slice and bake when you feel like making soft chocolatey cookies. Ingredients275g/9¾oz unsalted butter, softened275g/9¾oz soft light brown sugar225g/8oz granulat

Sweet potatoes with a Middle Eastern twist

The dish is gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, meaning that it won’t leave you feeling lethargic or bloated after iftar. Ingredients: Large sweet potato 1 teaspoon dried coriander 1 teaspoon organic mixed herbs 1 teaspoon zaatar 1 teaspoon sumac Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1

The ‘real’ way to make pizza

When you think of Italy’s most memorable dishes, its beloved pizza will most likely be among your top five, if not top three, favourites. It’s an ultimate comfort food that has become an ever-growing obsession around the world. But what is it that makes pizza from Italy so special, and w

Cook clever: how to save time and energy in the kitchen

Reducing waste in the kitchen isn’t just about saving food: the time and energy it takes to cook food are also important resources that are easily squandered. The best way to save energy, besides loving your leftovers, is by cooking less: swap out a cooked element of your meal for a nutritiou

This Snickerdoodle in Poundcake Form Is Your Next Baking Project

Whether it’s called a loaf cake, tea cake, poundcake or one of those slyly named “breads” of the banana-pumpkin-zucchini variety, if I can bake it in a 9-by-5-inch pan, it will find a place in my lockdown kitchen. There’s something about loaf cake's sturdy, bricklike shape th

Citrus Chicken With Asparagus And Peas

Ingredients2 navel oranges2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil4 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breastsKosher salt and pepper2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth or water1 lb. asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces1/2 c. peas (fresh or frozen)1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice2 tbsp. chopped f

Nigel Slater’s recipe for tortellini with spinach sauce

Plump stuffed pasta pieces with a herby, creamy green sauceThe recipeBring 500ml of milk to the boil in a saucepan, add 2 bay leaves and 6 lightly crushed black peppercorns. Flatten, but don’t peel, 3 cloves of garlic. Add them to the seasoned milk, then remove from the heat, cover with a lid

The 10 Most Delicious Sauces to Serve with Lamb

In the past, I’ve reserved lamb for special occasions — for Easter or the occasional Mediterranean-inspired meal. But maybe now, with grocery stores depleted of more popular proteins, we might all find ourselves serving lamb a little more often. Yes, make a leg of lamb for Easter, but al


If you’re looking for a fun and healthy dessert that tastes amazing too, you’ve found it! Sure, everyone loves a sweet treat on a stick, but traditional cake pops are the ultimate unhealthy dessert. Sure, one won’t hurt, but can anyone ever stop at just one? Traditional cake pops

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