A Middle Eastern Butter cookie filled with a pistachio filling.
This recipe for Adas Polo is from an Assyrian friend. The dish combines Basmati rice, lentils, onion, beef, raisins and saffron. This version uses meat but you can easily leave it out if you prefer.
"There must be as many recipes for ras el hanout as there are spice vendors in Morocco. The name itself, which translates as "top (or head) of the shop," refers to the best combination of spices the seller can provide. Si Brahim, our spice vendor in Azemmour, incorporates thirty-four spices, dried roots, so-called aphrodisiacs, and other mysterious and unusual items. I prefer to use Naima Lakhm...
Meatballs with lamb and chicken served with onions flavored with cumin, curry, turmeric and allspice. Cooking Time: 1 hr