Hatian food : how to make kibi
Kibi (Kibbeh) is a traditional Arabic dish that was adopted by Haitians . They are served in parties as appetizers and are usually very spicy while filled with ground meat (mostly beef or lamb). Some Haitians do serve it with smoked herring .
The only problem I’ve encountered while cooking/preparing this, was with keeping the shell mixture closed. I guessed that it was due to the coarseness (not fine in texture) of the Bulgar wheat. So I strongly advise to use a fine one.
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp of cumin
- 2 tbsps of olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
- 2 medium onions (1 coarsely chopped and the other one finely minced)
- 5 dried or smoked herring fillet, cut in small pieces or 2 lbs finely ground beef
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 1 tsp of salt for the filling
- 1tsp of pepper for the filling
- 1/2 lb. (1 cup) Bulgar cracked wheat (make sure it’s finely crushed and not coarse)
- slices of lemon
- Soak the Bulgar wheat in cold water for 1/2 hour minimum
- Remove your Bulgar wheat from water. Dry by removing excess water. Then add to the 1 lb of meat, coarsely chopped onions, pepper and salt.