Sharba Libiya

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 to 1/3 lb. lamb meat cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup oil or "samn" (vegetable ghee)
  • one large onion
  • 1 table spoon tomato paste
  • 2 -3 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup orzo, salt, red pepper, Libyan spices (Hararat) or cinnamon
  • SautÈ the onion with meat in oil.
  • Add parsley and sautÈ until meet is brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, spices, and stir while sizzling.
  • Add enough water to cover meat, simmer on medium heat until meat is cooked.
  • Add more water if needed, and bring to a boil.
  • Add orzo, simmer until cooked.
  • Before serving, sprinkle crushed dried mint leaves, and squeeze fresh lemon juice to taste.


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