← Back to Search Results
braising, sauteeing Jewish, Middle Eastern, Syria
Braised String Beans with Allspice and Garlic Recipe-10951

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Fawleh

This dish is traditionally cooked on a stove top—as are most hot dishes in the Syrian repertoire—which reminds us that Aleppian Jewish home cooking as we know it evolved without the benefit of ovens. Even after generations in the modernized Western kitchen, many Syrian women refuse to cook in ovens, preferring instead the more familiar gas-burning stove tops, so they can maintain more control over the heat, especially for dishes such as riz halabieh (Classic Aleppian Rice), with its a’hata (crispy golden rice crust), and the many varieties of mehshi (stuffed vegetable dishes), which simmer for a long time.

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds string beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste

Directions

In a medium saucepan, sauté the garlic in the vegetable oil over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add the string beans, allspice, salt, 2 cups water, and, if desired, cinnamon and white pepper. Dollop the tomato paste by the heaping tablespoon over the surface of the cooking liquid. Do not stir. By letting the tomato paste remain undistributed, its thick consistency allows for maximum adherence to the string beans as the cooking liquid reduces.

Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Notes

Some people braise the beans in a 350°F oven for 2 hours after simmering so that the beans are exquisitely tender.


© 2007 Poopa Dweck
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

84kcal (4%)
61mg (6%)
21mg (35%)
60mcg RAE (2%)
465mg
41mg
3g
6g
4g
13g
0mg (0%)
258mg (11%)
0g (1%)
3g (5%)
2mg (11%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
david-burkes-new-american-classics David Burke's New American ...
by David Burke, Judith Choate
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
food-to-live-by Food to Live By
by Myra Goodman
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?