Chef Abbas Kanso of Dusit Deli talks us through this dish
Chef Abbas Kanso at Dusit Deli ‘Arayes and fattoush are simple, authentic and tasty Lebanese dishes. I’ve been eating them since I was a child, and they’re still two of my favourites. These recipes are healthy and simple to prepare.’ Ingredients For the arayes 800g minced lamb shoulder with fat 50g tomato, finely chopped 30g onion, finely chopped 25g chilli paste 10g pine seeds 4 medium-sized pieces of Lebanese bread 120g bell peppers, diced 30g parsley leaves 50g finely sliced onion 4g sumac powder Salt and white pepper to taste For the fattoush 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce 1 large cucumber, diced 2 medium tomatoes, cubed ¼ cup chopped mint, no stems 1 green pepper, diced 3 radishes, sliced 1 bunch green onions, finely sliced ½ teasp sumac 2 pieces of Arabic bread
For the dressing ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely crushed Salt to taste Method 1 To make the arayes, mix the minced lamb with the chopped tomato, onion, chilli paste, pine seeds, salt and white pepper.
2 Open the bread so it’s flat, then spread the meat onto it.