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Shawraba - Lebanese Meat and Vegetable Soup

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Shawraba - Lebanese Meat and Vegetable Soup

Serves from 8 to 10.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound chicken, beef or lamb with bones, cut into pieces
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoons zhug
  • 2 tablespoons hulbah
  • Arabic bread (pita), toasted and broken into pieces

Melt butter in a saucepan, then sauté meat for 10 minutes. Add potatoes, zucchini, onions, salt and water, then bring to boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until meat becomes tender, adding more water if necessary. Stir in coriander, zhug and hulbah. Serve immediately with toasted bread.