Shrimps Rice Rolls with Soy-Tahini Dipping Sauce

Fresh and tasty rice paper rolls are a signature dish of the Vietnamese cuisine. The thin rice wrappers are filled with fresh ingredients and served with a savory-sweet dipping sauce, which is an integral part of the dish, as the filling is not seasoned. All this makes the rolls perfect for summer entertaining. Continue reading

Crispy Asparagus with Saffron-Garlic Mayonnaise

Fresh asparagus is always a delight, and when I saw this beautiful bunch at the store, I immediately grabbed it. Continue reading

Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Herbs

Stuffed grape leaves are known all over the Mediterranean, where they are mostly stuffed with rice and herbs, and in the Middle East, where a meat filling is more common. Continue reading

Zucchini, Cheese and Herbs Mini-Bakes

These tasty mini bakes are perfect for a weekend brunch, as a side dish or a light snack any time of the day. Continue reading

Sephardic Tomatoes-Peppers Sauce with Fried Eggplants

Sephardic Tomatoes-Peppers Sauce with Fried Eggplants Ronit PensoTomatoes-peppers sauce, or “Salata Kocha” (i.e. “cooked salad”), as it is known in Ladino, is a condiment that can be found in any Sephardic household at any given time. Continue reading

Corn and Shrimps Cakes

Corn and Shrimps Cakes Ronit PensoWith wonderful abundance of fresh corn from the farm stand, I can’t help but buy and cook it often. On top of enjoying the corn on its own, I also end up incorporating it in assorted dishes. Continue reading

Leek and Potato Patties

As I’m planning to prepare these wonderful patties today, I thought it would be a good idea to re-post the recipe, which was posted in the early days of the blog, for those of you who might have missed it.
I’m sure that even those of you who already saw the recipe, will enjoy this tasty remainder.
See you next week with a new recipe!

Tasty Eats

Leek potato patties Ronit Penso Whenever I find fresh, plump leeks at the vegetable store, I grab a few. Their delicate onion flavor is great in many dishes like soups, quiches, risotto, and especially in these tasty leek and potato patties – again from the fabulous Sephardic kitchen. I’m sure you’ll love them once you’ll make them.

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Mushrooms Tart with Potato Crust

Mushrooms Tart with Potato Crust

While we can get mushrooms year round, for some reason, winter always seems like a more appropriate season for mushroom dishes.
This easy and tasty tart is a good example for such dishes. It is hearty yet not too heavy – just perfect for a cold days lunch or dinner.
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Peas, Pesto and Coconut Savory Pancakes

Peas, Pesto and Coconut Savory Brunch Pancakes Ronit PensoAs much as I like sweet pancakes, savory pancakes are also a great dish to serve on a weekend brunch or breakfast.

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Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Ronit PensoThis rustic dish, of beautifully roasted chicken with potatoes and other vegetables, makes entertaining of a fairly large group of guests an easy task. Everything is prepared in advance, and roasted in one pan about an hour before serving.

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Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters

Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters Ronit PensoCrispy on the outside, soft and bursting with flavor on the inside, these tasty and colorful fritters are perfect as an appetizer, on a sandwich, or as a snack.
You can make the fritters smaller, for a finger-food option, or larger, to serve as a bed for fish or seafood dish, or poached eggs. Different herbs and seasoning can obviously be added, but personally I prefer not to use them here and let the flavor of the vegetables shine.

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