Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Ya-reesh~ FIsh Cooked with Cracked Wheat

    Serves 6-8

    This is a very odd combination which turnes out to be one of the most delicious dishes I know.
    It is not cooked very often but most homes serve it at least twice during Ramadan.
    It can also be made with chicken, although the more popular dish is fish. Usually it is served with salad, fresh herbs, sliced limes, fresh buttermilk and dates. Eaten with the right hand in Gulf home.

    2 cups cracked wheat
    Portion of saloona
    4 1/2 cups water

    Soak cracked wheat in water for two hours. Make a portion of saloona with hammour using only 4 1/2 cups of water. WHen the hammour is done, fillet, remove skin and put back in saloona. Bring the saloona to boiling stage and add the cracked wheat.
    Add just enough water to cover the cracked wheat by a half inch, cover with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat to very low and simmer for 20 minutes without taking off the lid.
    Switch off the heat and leave the fish to stand for 30 minutes before serving.

    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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