Saturday, 11 August 2012
Yemen - Saltah
Yemen sent 4 competitors to London to compete in 3 sports, two using a wildcard. Unfortunately they haven't been successful medalwise. My google searching tells me that Yemen cuisine has a heavy Turkish influence. I opted to make one of the National dishes - Saltah http://www.food.com/recipe/saltah-ground-beef-or-lamb-stew-454279 but unfortunately I couldn't find any hulbah or zhug to add at the end - I did find recipes for both, but there's only so much cooking a tired pregnant lady can do on a Wednesday night... If I make this dish again then I'd go all out and make hulbah and zhug.
This was one of the dishes I was looking forward to most this week - because for some reason just about every other night we've had a curry of some sort. I'd initially thought we'd all eat this but after realising it would take a while to cook Phil whipped up some eggs, beans and chips for the teens. I can't describe how much I wanted those eggs, beans and chips too... But on I ploughed.
It was worth it, I love coriander, so the amount in it was delicious to me, plus I love any kind of meat and potato stew. I wasn't sure about adding the eggs at the end (those are the white bits) but it seemed to work. I had two portions and have some for our freezer!