Monday, December 1, 2008

Freeke

Freeke also spelled freekeh, freeka or freeki is a famous main dish in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. Try this wonderful freeke recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Chicken (Cut into 8 pieces)
  • 4 cups of freekeh corn
  • 4 cups of chicken stew
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking fat
  • 2 laurel leaves
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of almonds and pine nuts each
Preparation:
  1. Cook the chicken in the stew.
  2. When done take it out and cook it in the oven till it gets a golden color.
  3. Put the cooking fat in the cooking pan under meduim fire.
  4. When it melts add the Freek corn (after it's well rinsed), until it's dry.
  5. Add all the spices and keep stirring for few minutes.
  6. Add the chicken stew to the Freek corn.
  7. When the stew starts to boil, cover the pan, decrease the fire to low, and cook for 30 minutes until the freek corn is well done.
  8. Fry the almonds and pine nuts until they get a golden color.
  9. When the Freek is ready poutit into the serving dish and add the roasted chicken over it.
  10. Cover with the fried almond and pine nuts.

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