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Sayadieh

2016-12-01
  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Advanced
Sayadieh
    Gather the family for this Lebanese main dish with rice and fish filet.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Kg fish cut in pieces
    • 1½ L Water
    • 3 Large onions, chopped
    • 2 Cups long grain rice
    • 3 Tbsp oil
    • 2 Tsp salt
    • 1 Tsp pepper
    • 1 Tsp cumin
    • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, grilled (optional)

    • Tarator Sauce:
    • 1 Cup of fish stock
    • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup Al Wadi Al Akhdar tahini (sesame paste)
    • Salt to Taste

    Step 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the head of the fish (or a little piece of fish if using fillet), and 1 chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the water, cumin, pepper and salt. Lower the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.

    Step 2

    Strain the stock and keep it.

    Step 3

    In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil. Put the rest of chopped onions and fry until brown. Remove the onions and set aside.

    Step 4

    Add the pieces of fish, and season it with salt and cumin. Fry until cooked.

    Step 5

    In a large pot, heat 4½ cups of fish stock. Bring to a boil.

    Step 6

    Add the rice and cook on low heat, about 20 minutes.

    Step 7

    To make the tarator sauce, mix all the ingredients together until smooth.

    Step 8

    Serving Tip: In a large dish, layer the rice, top it with pieces of fish and decorate with fried onions. Serve with tarator sauce.

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