Lahme in Arabic literally means meat.Traditionally we used to eat this at Al Reef bakery at Karama, Dubai.Made in kilns and served wrapped in paper with chilli pickles and olives this snaky item was our favourite, along with laban up(buttermilk).I don’t remember a time where i ‘ve not overeaten these.We’d decide before we went there that”today we’ll eat just 2, no more ok“….and before we knew it we had wolfed down 4.They come in a variety with cheese called Jibn, zatar and lahme.Its an Arab snack of Lebanese origin and world famous now along with hommus, shawarma…u know all the Lebanese stuff. So this is something D n me love to eat when we want to go easy on the spices and herbs … sometimes u just crave something that simple to the taste buds and yet satisfying at the same time.Here the main thing is good quality meat.Since we eat this at least once a week i like to try it with different meats.Like i even buy Ostrich fillet and mince it at home.You can even make this before hand and freeze them.When needed just thaw it in the microwave and toss it in the toaster.Personally i’ve never tried to mutilate this recipe by spicing it up because this is something we were brought up on and just love it the way it is.
- minced beef / minced ostrich meat / minced lamb
- chopped onion
- chopped tomatoes
That’s it ! nothing more to it.Natural flavours is what we are looking for here.Put these together on the chopping board and mince with your hand until the onion and tomatoes have mushed and blended into the meat.Spread this onto the homemade or store bought pita bread …..depends on the time you have at hand.