Friday, April 04, 2008

A few pictures

A snail in my sallad :)

This is called "Llbaa" and is made of the cow's first milk. Yummy.

Za'rour (I thought it was figs)

Someting's missing... It took two to three hours to finish 30 minutes worth of work (with DS#1)!


Stranger in this Dunya said...

Assalaamu alaikum

A nice bit of extra protein in your salad there! LOL

So what is zarour?

The Lbaa... is that laban? From the cow's very first milk or firstmilk of the day? What is floating on top? Is it butter? I've seen the buttermilk/laban in Algeria and it comes like that: lumps of butter floating on top of the laban. :)

Umm Ibrahim

Oum Anas said...

Wa aleikum salam

I don't know what Za'rour is in English unfortunately. I thought it was figs, but they said they're not even related(?)

Lbaa is the cow's first milk (like colostrum - don't know if you can call it that about cow's milk). They made this 'cheese' with it (it was still hot). It is not the Algerian Lben. Laban by the way is also yoghurt. But in ahadeeth laban means milk, wAllahu a'lam.

Nadia said...

mashaallah oum anas...which country's dishes are these?

we eat snails too :) river yellow coconut milk gravy..but I don't know how to cook them :P

Oum Anas said...

Allah yubaarik feeki, sis Nadia. Well, this snail happened to be in my sallad by accident. Not much meat in it anyway.

Honestly I've never tried snails, and I don't know if I'd dare to either...

These are pics from Algeria.

Nadia said... accident? LOL

ahh algeria...would you care to share the recipe for fatayer? :) i tried making it based on a recipe once but my son said,

"The one at the masjid doesn't look like this." LOL

actually river snails (ones that I've had) are pretty good...kind of like oysters or clams. :)

Oum Anas said...

Fatayer? I've only made it once, based on a Lebanese recipe. How about googling it?
Fatayer here are called ma'aareg, they're not at all like the ME ones.
Check out this recipe and leave out the filling. That's it, inshaa Allah.

Oum Anas said...

Mashaa Allah, just saw your comment on Rainbow's blog, Umm Ibrahim!

You solved the mystery!