Fahad Inc. Dishes

    De-jaj mesh-wee ~ Barbecued Chicken

    Serves 4

    A very light dish and easy to prepare, mesh-wees (barbecues) are usually made in the evenings and eaten with bread, but on the odd occasion, may be served at lunch time, particularly if guests are expected.
    Usually served with wa-gafee or ra-gagg breads, Lebanese pitta may also be served as a side dish along with salad, sliced onion, tomatoes, sliced limes and yoghurt.
    While the chicken is eaten with the right hand, the skin and bones are discarded by the left. This is a traditional dish with extra spices added.

    1 chicken cut into 4 pieces
    juice of 3 lemons
    salt to taste
    2 tablespoons bezar
    saffron in a little water
    2 tablespoons samen for basting

    Marinate chicken overnight. Arrange on skewers and place on hot barbecue with any remaining marinade. Baste with a little samen. Turn every 10 minutes, basting with more samen if required and marinade.

    From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
    by Celia Ann Brock- Al Ansari
    Copyright © 1994 by Celia Ann Brock-Al Ansari

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