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Byblos' M'Taabal

Easy

Byblos' M'Taabal

from Byblos

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Byblos' M'Taabal

Yields:

6 Servings

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 30 mins

Method

M'Taabal 3 Steps

  • Step 1

    Split eggplant, score skin in criss-cross pattern, salt and set aside face up for 30 minutes. Squeeze eggplant over sink to extract salty juices and pat dry, brush eggplant with olive oil. Roast flesh side down on baking tray in oven set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Scoop out flesh and let drain.

  • Step 2

    Take two whole heads of garlic and peal papery outer layer, keep individual skins of cloves intact. Cut 1/4 inch from the top of the head, exposing top of individual cloves. Drizzle heads with olive oil and wrap in tin foil. Roast in the same oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until extremely tender. Squeeze cloves out of skins into a bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until smooth.

Grilled Cabbage 6 Steps

  • Step 1

    Cut the Cabbage into quarters.

  • Step 2

    Season with salt and olive oil.

  • Step 3

    Roast in the same oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown in places.

  • Step 4

    Once finished, place in bowl and drizzle with lemon juice.

  • Step 5

    Cover bowl with saran wrap and allow to steam.

  • Step 6

    Pull off leaves and reserve.

Assembly 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Pipe m’tabaal into a serving bowl.

  • Step 2

    Use the back of a spoon, make a well in the middle of the m’taabal.

  • Step 3

    Drizzle pomegranate molasses in well.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, mix cabbage, lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

  • Step 5

    Place cabbage in well, and finish with sumac, zaatar, pomegranate seeds and parsley leaves.

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Cooking At Home

Toronto Restaurants

M'Taabal

Byblos

Easy

Byblos' M'Taabal

from Byblos

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Byblos' M'Taabal

Yields:

6 Servings

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 120g m’taabal (recipe below)

  • 30g chiffonade grilled cabbage (recipe below)

  • 5 pieces parsley leaves

  • 2g pomegranate molasses

  • 10g lemon juice

  • 5g olive oil

  • 2g Maldon salt

  • 10g pomegranate seeds

  • 1g sumac

  • 1g za'atar

M'Taabal

  • 750g smoked fresh eggplant

  • 100g tahini

  • 35g roasted garlic

  • 30g lemon juice

  • 17g sherry vinegar

  • 5g Maldon salt

Grilled Cabbage

  • 1 head Savoy cabbage

  • 125ml lemon juice

  • 5g Maldon salt

  • 15g olive oil

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Method

M'Taabal 3 Steps

  • Step 1

    Split eggplant, score skin in criss-cross pattern, salt and set aside face up for 30 minutes. Squeeze eggplant over sink to extract salty juices and pat dry, brush eggplant with olive oil. Roast flesh side down on baking tray in oven set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Scoop out flesh and let drain.

  • Step 2

    Take two whole heads of garlic and peal papery outer layer, keep individual skins of cloves intact. Cut 1/4 inch from the top of the head, exposing top of individual cloves. Drizzle heads with olive oil and wrap in tin foil. Roast in the same oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until extremely tender. Squeeze cloves out of skins into a bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until smooth.

Grilled Cabbage 6 Steps

  • Step 1

    Cut the Cabbage into quarters.

  • Step 2

    Season with salt and olive oil.

  • Step 3

    Roast in the same oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown in places.

  • Step 4

    Once finished, place in bowl and drizzle with lemon juice.

  • Step 5

    Cover bowl with saran wrap and allow to steam.

  • Step 6

    Pull off leaves and reserve.

Assembly 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Pipe m’tabaal into a serving bowl.

  • Step 2

    Use the back of a spoon, make a well in the middle of the m’taabal.

  • Step 3

    Drizzle pomegranate molasses in well.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, mix cabbage, lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

  • Step 5

    Place cabbage in well, and finish with sumac, zaatar, pomegranate seeds and parsley leaves.

Tags:

Cooking At Home

Toronto Restaurants

M'Taabal

Byblos