Tania & I hosted a dinner party last night. The theme was Middle Eastern, using the yummy ingredients that Tania recently picked up on a breif visit to Jordan.
We started off with some sun-dried tomato coated cashew nuts, bbq'd almond nuts & a selection of green & black olive (all brought over from Jordan).
Mezze consisted of hummus, babaganoush, muhmarra (capsicum dip), tobbouleh, fattush (Syrian bread salad) & falafels (all made by Tania with a bit of help from me in the chopping department).
The main course consisted of 2 x legs of lamb with a red pepper & pomegranite glaze, served with green beans (in a tomato & onion sauce) plus corriander & chili potatoes.
Dessert was date & (Iranian) saffron creme brulee. Can I just say it was yum !!
We then served a selection of baklavas as a post-dessert dish.
We had the sheesha going as well (bubble gum in one & watermelon & mint in the other).
A good night was had by all. Here are some photos for your drooling pleasure:
The nibbles we started off with
This is the hummus, tobbouleh & the labneh (bought from the store)
The falafels (the nicer shaped ones are frozen ones we'd fried up - quite tasty just the same)
The muhmarra & the tobbouleh
The Mezze all plated up (breads were store bought)
Enjoying the dinner (1)
Enjoying the dinner (2)
The mains all plated up
The yummy creme brulee