As some of you may know, I’ve been spending many of my free moments researching the rich history of my people, the Minmatar. Some of our ancestral tribal traditions seem almost alien to me, but throughout our entire timeline it seems we are a very community oriented people. We never think of individual self; we are a family.
Some of the ancient Matari tribes were nomadic, others lived in both polar and equatorial deserts. Today’s recipe comes from a discovery I made from the latter tribe.
Whole Stuffed Camel
- 1 whole camel, medium size
- 1 whole lamb, large size
- 20 whole chickens, medium size
- 60 eggs
- 12 kilos rice
- 2 kilos pine nuts
- 2 kilos almonds
- 1 kilo pistachio nuts
- 110 gallons water
- 5 pounds black pepper
- Salt to taste
- Skin, trim and clean camel (once you get over the hump), lamb and chicken.
- Boil until tender.
- Cook rice until fluffy.
- Fry nuts until brown and mix with rice.
- Hard boil eggs and peel.
- Stuff cooked chickens with hard boiled eggs and rice.
- Stuff the cooked lamb with stuffed chickens. Add more rice.
- Stuff the camel with the stuffed lamb and add rest of rice.
- Broil over large charcoal pit until brown.
- Spread any remaining rice on large tray and place camel on top of rice.
- Decorate with boiled eggs and nuts.
Serves friendly crowd of 80-100. Camel toe anyone?
Remind me to drop you my recipe for an old-fashioned Athinard clam-bake… 😉