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Fesenjān is just too messy
January 29, 2014 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Seeking recipes for tasty North African/Middle Eastern/Central Asian finger foods!

I'd prefer these to be non-messy/crumbly finger foods because I'm bringing them to someone's house and I don't want to leave them with dishes to do or crumbs to sweep up.

The snacks are for a group of eight people to nibble on over a few hours. No known allergies or vegetarians.

Bonus points if it doesn't involve setting the oven over 425° F or any ingredients that are difficult to find in your average American grocery store.
posted by troika to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love that you have fesenjoon up there because I came to recommend making some kashk. Pair with some pita triangles and you're golden.
posted by phunniemee at 2:00 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Moroccan cigars / Turkish cigars
posted by neroli at 2:07 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Here's a yummy Indian recipe: Spiced chickpea flour snacks. And there's always dolmas/dolmades.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:34 PM on January 29


I love this site for Persian food. She's got a variety of dolmeh recipes, but I'd check out the snack, appetizer and party section too.

Now I'm starving.
posted by Space Kitty at 10:48 PM on January 29


Well, nuts are a prerequisite, especially pistachios. Hummus in it's various varieties and babganoush with pita is easy, along with some fresh whole herbs and feta cheese cubes (and if you want to go full-on Iranian some larged chopped onions). Kebabs are easy too. All of this will leave your host with very little clean up.

Also - fessanjun as a nibble?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:30 AM on January 30


Uzbek somsa - with meat, greens, or green onion as filling. You can use a preprepared pie crust (like the refrigerator-section, rolled Pillsbury ones) and just roll it out thin and cut out circles, if you don't have time to make the dough yourself.
posted by scrambles at 9:43 AM on January 30


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