Eggplant stuffed with lamb and beef meat and pine nuts in fresh tomato sauce served with rice.
Due to its combination of flavors and laborious preparation, this is one of the most appreciated dishes in the Arab world. This esteem is reflected in its name: sheikh means ‘chief’, that is, it is considered a “sheikh’s food”. It is filled with luxurious ingredients: meat and pine nuts. This dish requires a lot of elaboration, which is why it is considered an honor for guests when it is served in a house.