After a long day of back and forth trips to the diagnostic center and the doctor, The Husband decided to stop by the Mandi-han (Mandi restaurant) to feed his curiosity of Madfoon, another Arabic meat dish haunting his meat lover’s dreams.
As husband and wife, excited with the meaty meal to grace our weary famished tummies, we opened the foil container to discover a large slab of lamb, massaged with a scarlet spice rub, sitting majestically a top a heap of spiced rice.
We were both too tired to wash dishes and so we took the two plastic spoons that came with the Madfoon package to help us dig in. And dig in we did. The flimsy plastic spoons cut through the meat as a sharpened knife would cut through a bone like butter.
Though the tender meat did not disappoint, the scarlet rub, which set our palates up for a fiery kick, did fail us. I don’t know if it was my sickly palate (Yes, it’s my third day through fever and unusually massive headaches), but the meat rub did not add any flavor to the meat. I’d like to think that it helped seal in the juice and help tenderize the meat.
I don’t know how these Madfoon cooks do it, but it like to know their secret. According to my research, Madfoon means “buried”. Hence, they used to cook the meat buried under the hot sand. I wonder if they still do the same today. Hmmm…Ya think?
Delirious about delicious,
P.S. For those who want to know, still not completely well… 🙁