Monday, June 15, 2009

Sammach , Dubai

Sammach is a Lebanese fish restaurant with three branches in Dubai . It is one of my favourite places to go to when I'm in town and want really fresh fish from the Arabian Gulf.

My three friends and I picked a nice 2kg Hammour , 2kg of Red Mullett and 1kg of large shrimp. Hammour is the generic name given to a type Grouper found in the Arabian Gulf , Indian Ocean and parts of the Red Sea.

I am particularly fond of Hammour especially when it is simply grilled over charcoal and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Hammour is enjoyed by nationals of Kuwait , Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Qatar ,Oman, UAE and Yemen whilst many of the expatriates use it in dishes ranging from Fish & Chips , steamed with ginger , garlic , chili and coriander , Tagine to curries.

After some delightful Lebanese Mezza the fish was brought to the table.

After a long hot day very few things can beat a good simple meal, with good friends where fish that has been landed a few hours before cooking is the star.

Jumeirah Beach Centre