Pita bread sandwiches stuffed with minced lamb meat, tomato, onion and spices. Arayes are ideal choice for barbecue and cookouts. And also can be easily prepared in house. Baked, grilled or even toasted, it doesn’t matter as long as they are crispy outside and juicy inside. Arayes are preferably eaten fresh from the oven/grill with fresh yogurt and pickled green olives.
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Step by Step method
- Place meat, tomatoes (with their juice unless you use thin pita bread), onion, parsley, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cinnamon, red pepper, pomegranate molasses, all spice, black pepper and salt into a medium bowl.
- Mix all ingredients very well.
- Spread 2 to 3 tablespoon of the mixture into each pita loaf (right before baking to get crispy Arayes).
- Grease both sides of each loaf with about 1 to 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Cut it into quarters.
- preheat the oven on a low temperature (160c).
- Arrange Arayes in oven tray and bake until they become slightly brown or golden.
- Flip them to the other side for more crispness.
- Serve hot with fresh Greek yogurt and green olives.