kibbe nyeeSubmitted by: PLAINJANELLEN
IntroductionKibbe nyee is a mixture of raw lamb, bulgar wheat & spices. It's traditionally eaten with pita bread & sliced onions, but I enjoy adding parsley & baba ganosh. Kibbe nyee is a mixture of raw lamb, bulgar wheat & spices. It's traditionally eaten with pita bread & sliced onions, but I enjoy adding parsley & baba ganosh.
Lamb, Cubed, 16 oz (remove)
*bulgar, 1 cup (remove)
Spearmint, dried, 2 tbsp (remove)
Allspice, 2 tbsp (remove)
*Cumin seed, 2 tbsp (remove)
Salt, 1 tsp (remove)
Onions, raw, 1 large
Bread, pita, white, 8 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
Soak the bulgar in water for 20 minutes or so. I put it in a coffee mug & add water to about 1" above the bulgar.
In the meantime, slice the onion top to bottom in wedges & measure out the spices.
When the bulgar has absorbed the water, turn it into a large bowl & add in the spices & salt. Mix well. Add the ground lamb & use your hands to combine it with the bulgar mixture.
Turn out onto a plate & score in quarters - each is one serving along with two pitas . Tear off a section of pita & wrap a small amount of the kibbe along with onion in it. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PLAINJANELLEN.
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I really want to try this, but something is missing from the instructions. After you turn it onto a plate and score in quarters, I assume you cook the kibbe. Do you bake it or pan fry it?
Thanks for your reply. I see, nyee means raw. I will probably bake it. - 3/5/11
Reply from PLAINJANELLEN (3/5/11)
You can bake it if you wish, but Kibbee Nyee is traditionally eaten raw - that's why I added the part about getting your ground lamb from some place you can trust like a hala or kosher market. The first time I saw it being eaten, I was "ewww", but it's delicious. I'd bake it like a meatloaf.