Bethany Kehdy

A Champion of Middle Eastern Food & Recipes

Preserved Meat- Awarma

Awarma is a Middle Eastern lamb confit or preserved meat that was traditionally essential to a villager's winter diet. It was survival food. Awarma is prepared using the fat derived from the tail of the fat-tailed sheep (as seen above), a breed of sheep (aka Awassi) native to the Middle East . This fat is known as lieh and in the instance of making awarma, it is first minced then rendered over a low heat into tallow before minced...