[lamb] Shorbat Silq Bis Adas شوربة سلق بعدس
Lentils have been an essential part of the Levantine winter pantry (mouneh) since biblical times; indeed, Esau allegedly forfeited his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentil soup – one possibly not all that different than the one we are making tonight. This hearty soup is a whole, warming meal; lentils and chard, cooked with onions, garlic and cilantro, fortified with small cubes of halal lamb (suqaar) and brought to life with a generous splash of lemon.
This soup is also delicious (and #vegan & #GF) when made with added potatoes and vegetable stock.
The soups come with Khabbaz El Samun bel Toum (خبز السمون بالثوم): garlic bread with butter, lemon, parsley, and black pepper.
Stuffed grape vine leaves can be found on tables all around the Eastern Mediterranean. This Syrian recipe features a seasoned rice and tomato filling flecked with green pepper. The are cooked in a tangy sauce of tomato, lemon, pomegranate and olive oil.
Asawar El Sit (سوار الست)
A traditional Aleppan baklava made from phyllo dough that has been rolled into a cylinder, then again into the form of a ring (the name means “bracelet”). The small pastries are baked, sprinkled with simple syrup, and filled with finely chopped pistachios.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!