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Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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Mine, How to make Lebana. What is Lebana you may ask. Well its basically plain yogurt that has been drained and is slightly salty. Its very tasty. It isn't an aggressive taste at all. You can add lemon to it, make it into a tazaki sauce by adding thinly sliced cucumbers. Its excellent with Chicken served over rice, dip pita bread or stuffed grape leaves in it. You can use it on sandwiches if you want to avoid mayo. The possibilities are endless.

What you will need

1 large container of plain full fat yogurt any size but keep in mind when its drained the end product will be about half so plan accordingly

1 large pitcher

small colander

cheese cloth or thinly weaved cloth napkin (when my cloth napkins get stained up this is what I use them for)

plain hair tie or string

long thin object such as chopstick, kabob skewer, thin spoon something

salt

 

Step 1. Place small colander on the top of the pitcher inside line the cheese cloth

 

Step 2. Add ALL of the yogurt  to the inside of the lined colander and salt to over salty but not gag me salty

Step 3. Pull up the cheese cloth and secure with hair tie, or string and then gently massage the yogurt to get the liquid out, GENTLY very very gently! You will notice a lot of liquid starts to drip out, that's a good sign.

Step 4. Put long thin object through the tie and suspend yogurt in cheese cloth inside the pitcher

Step 5. Leave it in the refrigerator to drain for anywhere from 12-24 hours, check on it every few hours, and give it a gentle massage. You know when its done when it stops dripping and it feels thickened.

Step 6. Salt to taste and then if desired add whatever spices you like. Ideas- fresh dill, fresh cilantro, thinly sliced cucumbersor onion, lemon, minced garlic ect.

 

So whats your recipe?

 

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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jadsmummy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

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kayandjsmom
by Alecia on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Bump!
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mcsmom1
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Sounds wonderful! I don't have a recipe but I love the idea behind this post.

FooLynRoo
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

This isn't my ethinicity - however I love a dish my mother "americanized" from an ethiopian stew she learned to make when she lived there. 

Its called zigney.

In large stew pot brown about 6 cloves of garlic and one small onion

Add 1.5 lbs of stew meat browning well.

Add to that about 3 lbs of frozen - thawed and drained spinach.

Add 1 can of tomatoe paste.

cook down.

Traditionally its spicey and my mother would add red pepper flakes - but I enjoy it not spicey, just finished off with some salt and fresh black pepper.

Traditionally its eaten with Injera, but my mother gave us steak rolls to eat it with as our eating utensils.

It was a delicious, fun , healthy meal

P.V.Hawkwind
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Yummy!
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P.V.Hawkwind
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM
This sounds good too!

Quoting FooLynRoo:

This isn't my ethinicity - however I love a dish my mother "americanized" from an ethiopian stew she learned to make when she lived there. 

Its called zigney.

In large stew pot brown about 6 cloves of garlic and one small onion

Add 1.5 lbs of stew meat browning well.

Add to that about 3 lbs of frozen - thawed and drained spinach.

Add 1 can of tomatoe paste.

cook down.

Traditionally its spicey and my mother would add red pepper flakes - but I enjoy it not spicey, just finished off with some salt and fresh black pepper.

Traditionally its eaten with Injera, but my mother gave us steak rolls to eat it with as our eating utensils.

It was a delicious, fun , healthy meal

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jadsmummy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM


Quoting mcsmom1:

Sounds wonderful! I don't have a recipe but I love the idea behind this post.


Sure you do! It doesn't have to be a recipe handed down from great great grandma Edith. It can be something that you make for your family that is a favorite of theirs. It can be something as simple as an interesting twist to a hot dog. :) Family recipes most importantly are dishes that those who matter love and that you make with love no matter how complex or box ready they come.

shajdinyak
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM
Love lebana and Leban! Yummy! We use to make it but have been too lazy since having kids. LOL. We still get it when we go to my in laws!
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jadsmummy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

ooooooooooo this sounds yummy! I am going to try it!

Quoting FooLynRoo:

This isn't my ethinicity - however I love a dish my mother "americanized" from an ethiopian stew she learned to make when she lived there. 

Its called zigney.

In large stew pot brown about 6 cloves of garlic and one small onion

Add 1.5 lbs of stew meat browning well.

Add to that about 3 lbs of frozen - thawed and drained spinach.

Add 1 can of tomatoe paste.

cook down.

Traditionally its spicey and my mother would add red pepper flakes - but I enjoy it not spicey, just finished off with some salt and fresh black pepper.

Traditionally its eaten with Injera, but my mother gave us steak rolls to eat it with as our eating utensils.

It was a delicious, fun , healthy meal


Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM
I'm a pantry chef, no recipes. I can turn anything into a yummy meal.
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