Abgushte Miveh is apparently a favorite
Yield: 6 Servings
1 lb Lean lamb or beef stew meat
1 lb Lamb or beef soup bones
7 c water
1 Limu omani (dried lime), optional
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tb Ghee or butter
1 lg. Onion, finely chopped
2 ts Turmeric
1 c Prunes, pitted
1/2 c Dried apricot halves
1/2 c Dried peaches, chopped
1/3 To 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 To 2 T. lemon or lime juice
Cut meat into small cubes and place in a soup pot
with bones, water, and dried lime if available.
Bring slowly to the boil, skimming when necessary.
Add salt and pepper, cover and simmer gently for
1 1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender. Remove
bones and dried lime if used.
In a frying pan, heat ghee or butter and fry onion
until transparent, stir in turmeric, and cook until
lightly browned. Add to soup with dried fruits
(these may be washed if necessary, but do not require
soaking). Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add
sugar and lemon or lime juice to taste so that
soup has a pleasant sweet-sour flavor. Serve hot.