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mj January 5, 2018
I finally rounded up everything for this recipe. I made it a two day event, roasting the nuts and spices last night, and made the baked Kubbeh Pie today. People, get the whole spices, and roast them at home. It is so worth it! I followed the recipe only deviating in one spot. I didn't order enough allspice berries(I only had about two tbsp of allspice berries, so I cut the spice mix recipe about half and added extra peppercorns, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon). Other than that I strictly followed the recipe....IT WAS AMAZING! The flavors are just heavenly. When I make this again I want to treat the bulgar wheat a little different. I will soak it in boiling water for about an hour, then squeeze out all the excess water. I think doing this will add more bulk and texture to the dough. This recipe was so good, I love the spice mix and the nuts just add to the richness! I made a cucumber garlic yogurt dressing for a side along with simple baked sweet potato...Seriously thanks so much for this recipe!!!!! YUM!
Reem K. January 5, 2018
Mj your comment makes what I do so worthwhile!! I'm thrilled you enjoyed this dish :-))))))) as we say in Arabic "Sahtain!"
CalamityintheKitchen November 16, 2017
I love Kibby and am excited to try this. But I'm confused by the recipe... The dough has meat, onions and spices in it? as well as in the filling? When are they mixed into the bulgar?
Reem K. November 16, 2017
Hi CalamityintheKitchen! So the meat in the dough is used to bind the bulgur, I realize that part of the instruction is missing and I will ask F52 to adjust it. Basically you combine the bulgur and all the dough ingredients in the food processor to make a paste. you use have to line the bottom of the tray and the other half to cover it (the way you would an apple pie!) The stuffing is a fried meat and nut mixture which is layered between the two layers of dough. Let me know if this is clearer, and I will ask for a recipe adjustment ASAP. Thank you!
Regine November 15, 2017
Kibby is what we call a version of this dish in Haiti. Introduced by the Haitian-Lebanese in Haiti. It is very popular as an appetizer and each kibby is rolled into a cylindrical shape, made with a combination of beef and lamb. The main herb that is featured is mint; and the kibbys are usually served with slices of lime.
Hi Regine! We do the fried cylindrical versions as well, though we don't use mint. Sounds interesting - lamb and mint always go well - will definitely try it next time :-)
Lynn D. November 16, 2017
Reem, why didn't you answer Calamity`s question. The instructions for the dough are definitely missing something.
Reem K. November 16, 2017
Lynn, I didn't answer her question b/c my youngest daughter has an ear infection and I just got back from the doctor, and it is only 9am here. So I will get to her question when I have the time. If you read the intro and recipe thoroughly you will see that the dough is actually not missing anything.
Amy F. November 15, 2017
This looks amazing! We are a paleo household, so will be experimenting with the crust. Wondering if there anywhere to purchase a pre-made Nine-Spice Mix?
Hi Amy!! The exact nine-spice mix probably not (that's just a household concoction my mom came up with ;) ) but the Lebanese 7-spice mix and the Baharat spice mix can both be easily found in most supermarkets and will give you a very similar flavor profile. Do let me know what you come up with for crust!
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