We have an Uruguayan friend (but she’s been living in Brazil for a really long time) and last time we had dinner at her house she made Lehmeyun!
I told her I would like to share the recipe and she not only sent me the recipe but also explained a little about the influence of Armenian cuisine in Uruguay.
According to her, after the First World War many Armenians came to South America, especially to Uruguay. They ended up staying there, most of them in the capital, Montevideo. And Lehmeyun (also Lahmajoun) became a traditional Uruguayan dish!
But what is exactly Lehmeyun? …