Yalla Eat! Chef Series: Lamees AttarBashi presents Kufta with Tahini Sauce

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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020
Lamees AttarBashi presents Kufta with Tahini Sauce


For the Kufta
1.5 lb Ground Beef (80% meat, 20% fat)(you can substitute lamb, chicken or turkey)
2/3 cup minced onion (water squeezed out)
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup minced cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup Tahini sauce
Juice of half a lemon
5 tablespoons water (or more if required)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons Labna (optional)
Pinch of Salt

Handful of toasted pine nuts

Lamees AttarBashi is an MBA Engineer turned TV chef and personality, an international culinary enthusiast with a focus on Middle Eastern cuisine, a recipe developer and a constant Nomad who spent most of her years traveling the world and learning about different cuisines and food. Her passion for food led her to complete a Diploma in Hot kitchen from ICCA (International Center for Culinary arts) in Dubai, along with various certificates of cooking with many international and Michelin star chefs. On her TV show Lamees’s Dining Table she got to showcase her love for Middle Eastern and international food, along with regular appearances on TV shows like Sabah El Kheir Ya Arab, Sabah El Dar and food festivals like Dubai Food Festival and Sharjah Food Festival. She is currently in the last stages of launching her own superfood snack company Bashi’s Superfood Snacks, that focuses on natural, superfood healthy snacks in a tub with a no-nonsense approach to snacking and indulging.


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  • August 4, 2020 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm