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13 03, 2014

Baba Ghannouj (II)

2014-03-13T08:43:45+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Baba Ghannouj (II)

Vegetarian dish (sent by Quttah) 1 large round eggplant (aubergine) 2 or 3 cloves of garlic 60 milliliters (3 oz., 4 Tbs.) tahina 60 milliliters (2 oz., 4 Tbs.) lemon juice salt, red pepper olive oil chopped parsley slices of red bell pepper to garnish Cook the eggplant in a hot oven or on a fork over the flame of a gas stove. When it is well cooked through and the skin is blackened, douse with cold water, peel and chop into small pieces. Mash two or three cloves of garlic to a paste with about the same volume of [...]

13 03, 2014

Baba Ghannouj

2014-03-13T08:42:59+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Baba Ghannouj

Vegetarian dish (Aubergine Dip) SERVES 3-4 Preparation Time: 15 MINS Cooking Time: 45 MINUTES 1 large aubergine 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons *tahini 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons natural yoghurt 2 teaspoons olive oil, for garnishing juice of half a lemon, for garnishing Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF) Gas mark 4 for five minutes. Place whole aubergine on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes until outer shell is crisp and inside is soft. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Split open the aubergine by cutting in the centre, and scoop out the [...]

13 03, 2014

Hummus Bi Tahini

2014-03-13T08:42:25+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Hummus Bi Tahini

Vegetarian dish (Chickpea And Sesame Dip) Preparation Time: 10 MINS Cooking Time: 1 HOUR SERVES 2-3 250g (9oz) dried chickpeas 2 tablespoons *tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons olive oil 2 teaspoons olive oil, for garnishing juice of half a lemon, for garnishing Soak chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with plenty of cold water. Soak for 12 hours or overnight. (The longer you soak them the less cooking time needed). Bring the chickpeas to boil in plenty of water (they must be completely covered) for 10 [...]

13 03, 2014

Tabbouleh

2014-03-13T08:41:36+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Tabbouleh

Vegetarian dish (Cracked Wheat & Herb Salad) Preparation Time: 30 MINS SERVES 4-6 3 bunches flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (stems discarded) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 6 medium tomatoes, finely chopped, seeded 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper juice of 3 lemons 100g (4oz) fine *bulgur (cracked wheat) 250ml (9fl oz) boiling water 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped Before you start prepare all the above ingredients ready. Place cracked wheat in a large bowl. Add boiling water and set aside to soak for 15 minutes. Place chopped parsley, mint, onions and tomatoes in a large bowl then add [...]

13 03, 2014

Turkish Yogurt Dish (Cacik)

2014-03-13T08:40:46+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Turkish Yogurt Dish (Cacik)

Vegetarian dish 500 gr yogurt from buffalo milk 300 gr small cucumbers 2 cloves garlic 2 tb extra vergine olive oil 2 bunches dill 1 ts dried or fresh mint Put the yogurt in a bowl and whip until creamy. Peel the cucumber and cut in half, scratch with a spoon the bigger seeds out. Cut the cucumbers in fine pieces, and mix with the yogurt. Peel and blend or smash the garlic and add to the yogurt. Season with salt. Put the yogurt on small plates for each person and drip ½ tb olive oil on each portion. Wash, [...]

13 03, 2014

Tomato Tonnato

2014-03-13T08:40:05+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Tomato Tonnato

You need: 8 big tomatoes plus for the sauce: 1 can tuna fish (200 g) 1 onion 4 anchovies filets (anchoga) 3 tb mayonnaise 1 yogurt (180 g) (if possible the one from buffalo milk) a bit grated lemon peel salt pepper plus for the garnish: 1 can tuna fish (200 g) Capers Olives Lemon slices Open the tuna cans and drain the water/oil. Cut the onion in pieces, and fill together with one of the drained tuna cans, anchovies, mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon peel in a blender, and blend to a creamy paste. Season with salt and pepper. Cut [...]

13 03, 2014

Falafel (II)

2014-03-13T08:39:23+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Falafel (II)

Vegetarian dish (sent by Quttah) 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, soaked in water to cover overnight and drained 1 cup dried shelled fava beans, soaked overnight and drained 1/2 cup peeled and finely chopped yellow onions 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 cup water 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup garbanzo flour 1/4 cup fine bulgar 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 Tbs. salt 2 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Oil for deep-frying Run the drained garbanzo beans and fava beans through the [...]

13 03, 2014

Falafel / Tamejia

2014-03-13T08:38:42+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Falafel / Tamejia

Vegetarian dish 1 kg peeled green fava beans (dried) 1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley 1 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander 3 heads garlic, peeled and crushed 3 large onions, chopped ½ tspn ground cinnamon ½ tspn ground cumin 2 tspn salt 1 tspn ground paprika 1 tspn ground chili ½ tspn ground black pepper 2 tbls plain flour 1 tspn ground dried coriander ½ tspn bicarbonate of soda 3 tspn baking powder 5 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying) PREPARATION: Soak beans in water for 24 hours, then drain well. Mix all ingredients except salt, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, black [...]

13 03, 2014

Warak Ainab (Stuffed Vine Leaves)

2014-03-13T08:32:43+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Warak Ainab (Stuffed Vine Leaves)

Vegetarian dish 500 g grape vine leaves 4 cups (4 bunches) finely chopped fresh parsley ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint ½ cup short grain rice 1 kg finely chopped tomatoes 1 tspn salt a dash of allspice (bot:Pimenta) 1 cup olive oil and vegetable oil mixture 2 medium onions, finely chopped 3 cups water 2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into rounds ¾ cup lemon juice 1 tspn pomegranate thickened juice (optional) a dash of ground cinnamon a dash of ground white pepper PREPARATION: Filling: Rub onions with salt. Mix rice with onion, mint, tomato and parsley. Stir in [...]

13 03, 2014

Chicken Sambousak

2014-03-13T07:43:24+02:00March 13th, 2014|Recipes, Starters|Comments Off on Chicken Sambousak

Sink your teeth into a hot, savory sambousak stuffed with mildly spicy minced chicken combined with fresh coriander. Here is what you need for a party of four: 1 packet of sambousak dough 1 cup of minced chicken 1 onion 1 green chili pepper fresh coriander (cilantro) 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of caraway 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of salt Method: Mince the onion, chili pepper, coriander and chicken together in a bowl. In a heavy-bottomed pan add oil, and add the onion chili pepper, coriander, chicken, all the spices, lemon juice and salt to [...]