Syrian cheese pasta is the same cheese filling found in the ever so tasty cheese borak but tossed in spaghetti instead. It is what dreams are made of. Melty cheese, comfort food pasta, and a refreshing kick from the fresh parsley.
What kind of cheese should I use?
Traditionally its made with a combination of Nabulsi cheese and akawi cheese; both of which are not easily found in mainstream supermarkets. But if you get your hands on them you should def try it. I found that a great substitute is queso fresco which I find in double packs at Costco or single packs at any supermarkets mixed with shredded mozeralla.
You can mix with equal amounts of feta and ricotta cheese if you prefer.
What are black caraway seeds?
Sometimes called black sesame seeds or nigella seeds, these seeds taste different than traditional sesame seeds. They are slightly more bitter with a distinct taste.
They are known to
- hydrate skin
- soften skin
- act as a moisturizer
- treating digestive tract conditions such as gas, colic and constipation
- helps with heartburn
How are they used?
- delicious in bread
- in curry dishes
- with cheese
- in baking
This melty, cheesy delicious pasta feels refreshing because of the parsley yet warm and cozy because of the pasta. So delicious and even better paired with fresh tomato.
- 2 10 oz queso fresco
- 2 cups shredded mozeralla
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup caraway seeds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbls oil
- Boil pasta according to package instructions
- Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water
- Mix the two cheeses, caraway seeds, and salt in a bowl
- Add the oil, cooked pasta, cheese mixture, 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water at a time on low heat and cover.
- Allow the cheese to melt, stirring often to make sure the cheese is evenly distributed.
- Toss with fresh parsley
- Enjoy with fresh tomato and a sprinkle of salt.