Hushwee is a staple dish in Lebanese households. It is considered a peasant food and has been called “poor man’s food.” It’s one of those dishes that has quite a few variations and every household has their special version of hush wee. This is a very simple version. Hushwee is also very often prepared with rice. The ground meat used varies by recipe and you can use lamb, pork, chicken or beef.
We like using ground pork because it has a stronger flavor than ground beef, yet is less expensive than using ground lamb. And, we also save a little by using toasted almonds rather than pine nuts.
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.