I was glad to finally arrive to Armenia in my exploration of international foods, as this was at last a cuisine I was actually familiar with. I started cooking Armenian food years ago and while its dishes do not form part of my everyday repertoire, I revisit some favorites from time to time. Not surprisingly, Armenian food is closely related to Middle Eastern food, and it offers some of the best examples of this genre. Recipes are generally very flavorful and interesting.
For this meal I wanted to make some old favorites (such as stuffed kofta) but also explore some new recipes. I got a little bit ambitious and made quite a bit of food, too much for four people - most of it was very good, but even then we had too many leftovers. I'd recommend that you use the menu below for 6-8 people. My final menu consisted of:
- Armenian Pizza
little cheese pizzas served as hors d'oeuvres (instead of bread and cheese). Followed by:
stuffed meatballs, accompanied by a
- Hazar Aghtsan
a Romaine lettuce salad.
As a main dish I served a delicious:
- Roast Leg of Lamb
- Kirkoumov Printz Pilav
Saffron Rice Pilaf with Almonds and Sesame Seeds
For dessert we had:
- Haigagan Anousheghen
Royal Armenian Pudding
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