Bamieh Bil Zait - Okra Stew
recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
in Ham, South West London Samara
Cuisine not only caters for all kinds of occasions,
such as dinner parties, birthday parties, weddings,
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functions and conferences but also teaches hands on
cookery classes in Lebanese cuisine.
classes are held in our Mediterranean garden, and in
Winter the classes take place in our dining room over
looking the Mediterranean garden, in front of a cosy
class features three different Lebanese recipes, tips
on how to preserve food, best places to shop, how to
choose the ingredients, costs and the amount you need
to prepare for different occasions. You can also join
us, a day before on a shopping trip to the local market
or the Arabic shops to introduce you to many new ingredients,
and how to use them.
cooking session accommodates four people. Everyone prepares
and helps to put together the meal and at the end of
each session we all sit down with a bottle of Lebanese
wine to sample the food.
participants will take home a plate of Lebanese Baklava,
a bag of Lebanese bread, all the recipes they tried
and general cooking tips.
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of fresh okra or frozen
4 tbsp olive oil
1 Large head of garlic
4 Fresh tomatoes
2 tbsp of sun dried tomato
1 Large bunch of coriander
2 Lemons juiced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Cup of water
a large cooking pan, fry the diced onion in olive
oil for a couple of minutes, then add the garlic and
fry for a few more minutes.
the top off the okra if fresh and add to the pan,
keep stirring until slightly golden.
and chop the coriander, fresh tomatoes and add to
the pan, add the sun dried tomato paste, water, salt,
pepper, cinnamon, water and stir well.
the water starts to boil, add the lemon juice, cover
and reduce temperature to the minimum.
to cook for 30 minutes, making sure to stir from time
hot or cold with vermicelli rice <click