Ble ak Aranso by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

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Isabelle Fassinou

Ble ak Aranso by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

Post by Isabelle Fassinou » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:03 am

Bulgar Wheat with Herring
Ble ak Aranso - Blé au Hareng

by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

The Lebanese who settled in Haiti during the early nineteenth century brought bulgar wheat with them. This grain was quickly adapted by Haitians and used to make dishes like the one illustrated here. Dominique Thomas makes this dish at home from time to time.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon ground spices
½ onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 dried or smoked herring fillet, cut in small pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup bulgar wheat, rinsed in cold water.

Method:
Heat oil. Add ground spices, onion, garlic and herring and stir-fry on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Add bulgar wheat and boil in 3 cups water until water evaporates (approximately 20 minutes). Stir, lower heat, and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir before serving.

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