Ha-rees ~ Meat and Wheat puree
One of the most traditional meals in the UAE, ha-rees is still widely
popular in the homes of rich and poor. Simple to make, its only
ingredients being meat, water and wheat, it is a favorite when visitors
are invited and is always served at weddings, engagements, nidr, parties
and at Eid.
2 lbs (950 gms) lamb's neck and leg.
Mix all ingredients in a large stainless steel pot and cook over a very
low heat for two hours. Skim off the forth where necessary and stir
occasionally. After two hours, add the salt and a further 1 cup boiling
water and stir. Cover with a cloth and a very tight lid and put a heavy
object on top. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer for a
further 45 minutes. Remove lid and take off bones, grizzle and fat from
From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
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