Recipe: Shoubra - Meat Soup

by Habeeb Salloum, Mar 29, 2006 | Destinations: Yemen / Sanaa

Serves from 8 to 10

2 tablespoons butter
1 pound chicken, beef or lamb with bones, cut into pieces
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 medium onions chopped
2 teaspoons salt
8 cups water
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
3 tablespoons zhug
2 tablespoons hulbah
Arabic bread (pita), toasted and broken into pieces

Melt butter in a saucepan, then sauté meat for 10 minutes. Add potatoes, zucchini, onions, salt and water, then bring to boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until meat becomes tender, adding more water if necessary. Stir in coriander, zhug and hulbah. Serve immediately with toasted bread each diner adding to taste.

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