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Veggie Kibbie Receipe?

lovessushi Oct 30, 2012 05:48 PM

Help please! I have discovered an incredibly addictive food! Called veggie kibbie and sold at our local Lebanese deli - It is like a spreadable paste, and has potato, bulgur, pepper paste, tomato paste and mint. I believe that's it. Looking online, I see lots of veggie kibbie recipies, but none that look like this one. Does anyone know anything about this dish, and how to make it??

Thank you!

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  1. chefj RE: lovessushi Oct 30, 2012 06:36 PM

    I think you have the wrong name. Kibbe are fritters or cakes not spreads

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      JungMann RE: chefj Oct 30, 2012 06:47 PM

      Kibbeh nayyeh is a "spread" of sorts.

      Normally I have vegetable kibbeh fried, but I figure if you serve it raw, you've got exactly what lovessushi is looking for. Just take your boiled potatoes and pulse them with rehydrated bulgur, onions, salt, tomato and pepper paste and your spices (I'd go with cumin, coriander and allspice for potatoes). Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and mint leaves. You may also want to look up vegetarian Çiğ köfte recipes.

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        lovessushi RE: JungMann Oct 30, 2012 07:13 PM

        @JungMann that's exactly it! The pepper paste is red pepper paste? Where might I find this? I will look up the vegetarian kofte recipes. Thank you!!

        1. re: lovessushi
          JungMann RE: lovessushi Oct 30, 2012 07:53 PM

          It's not quite red pepper paste. It is a combination of sun dried hot peppers. You can find this at Middle Eastern stores (where it is often labeled in Turkish as salcasi biber), but you can always substitute red pepper paste if you can find it in an Italian store or a gourmet market. Alternatively you can roast some red hot and sweet peppers and puree them with your potatoes or just omit them. Pepper paste is a regional ingredient and not always included in kibbeh.

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            lovessushi RE: JungMann Oct 30, 2012 08:10 PM

            Thank you - so helpful. I am looking forward to trying it this weekend

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