Laban with Meat
LABAN IMMO *
Bring meat to a boil with water and salt. Skim off foam.
Add onions (small whole white onions may be used). Cook
under pressure for 30 minutes. Open pressure cooker and let
simmer until liquid is reduced to less than one-half cup. Cool.
Add laban which has been prepared according to the recipe
for cooking laban (see p.
119). Simmer over a low fire until the
sauce thickens. Crushed garlic and crushed dried coriander
seeds should be fried quickly in fat and added. Serve tepid
with riz mufalfal. Serves six.
- 2 cups leg of lamb cut in one-inch cubes
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- Several lamb bones
(*) His mother's laban.
(From Food from the Arab World Marie
Karam Khayat and Margaret Clark Keatinge, Khayat's, Beirut 1959)