Sunday, January 15, 2012

Macroona bil Boosla

This is a simple and delicious pasta dish that is a winner. The pasta is tossed in a bit of sauces then topped with caramelized onions. Please note, the recipe for the Boosla is NOT included here. I've made a separate entry for it under ''The Basics'' because its a standard recipe for Boosla that can be used for multiple dishes. After talking to a few fellow Libyans I have come to find that this a more traditionally western Libyan dish. Geography aside, its worth a try!

What you'll need:
-1 Jalapeno sliced in half 
-1 medium onion
-1/3 cup olive oil
- 1lb lamb cut
-A 6oz can of tomato paste
-6 cups water 
- 1.5 tablespoons bzaar
-1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1lb box of penne 


Boosla just means onion. Its a topper thats used on many main Libyan dishes. Its always the same recipe. If I call for Boosla, this is it!

What you'll need:
- 3 onions
- 2 tablespoons samin ( سمنة ) or ghee
- 1 cup garbanzo beans
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Harrarat