Molo what now?
Want to enjoy a true middle eastern meal? Try Molokhia. Famous in Egypt but cooked all over the Arab world. Sounds different, looks strange but unbelievably delicious. Served best with a side of white rice
What is Molokhia? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulukhiyah
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 90 minutes
1lb beef cubes
1 medium size onion
Minced Molokhia (can be found frozen at pretty much any Arab/halal store in town)
2 chicken Maggi cubes
Salt and Pepper to liking
1 teaspoon of Minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Cut up onion in small cubes
Add olive oil to a pot and place on high
Add cut up onion and stir till onions are clear/see through
Add meat cubes and stir with onions until meat is brown
Add salt and pepper to liking and stir
Add water to cover the meat and then some (like 3/4 of a regular sized pan)
After a while you’ll notice foam on top of the water (it’s really just denatured protein) and you’d want to scoop that out and toss it in the sink
After clearing off the foam, drop the two cubes of Maggie in the pan, lower heat to medium, cover and let boil for 45 minutes. You might want to check on the water to make sure the level doesn’t drop too much. You want to maintain about 2/3 of the pan with water
After 45 minutes, take the frozen Molokhia out of its packaging, place in the pan and stir occasionally so it thaws and loosens. Stir periodically.
Let simmer, and stir occasionally, on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes after thawing then add the minced garlic and 2 capfuls of lemon juice. Stir for five minutes then remove off the stove.
Pour yourself some Molokhia in a bowl and either enjoy it with pita bread or a side of white rice or both
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