This hearty and tasty lamb stew is very easy to prepare. Once all the ingredients are assembled in the pot, all that is needed is to bring it to the boil and then finish the cooking by baking it gently in the oven. Served with fresh rustic bread or white rice (preferably Bastmai) it is… Continue reading Lamb Stew with Tomatoes, Okra and Dried Apricots
The term “sliders” in food originally described small hamburgers, served in a mini-hamburger bun. But later on, other types of small patties served in mini-breads, were happily sitting under the same definition.
The term “slaw” took the “Cole” (definition: a brassica, especially cabbage, kale, or rape) out of the “Coleslaw” – a salad made mainly from shredded cabbage. Now when we say “slaw” it means a salad made with any shredded vegetables.
“Hamin” is a dish that came to be in order to solve a religious practice. The Jewish laws of observing the Sabbath, the day of rest, forbid cooking during this day. In order to still have a warm meal during Shabbat, the solution was simple: place the food in the oven on Friday evening, and… Continue reading Jerusalemite Hamin – Overnight Chicken and Pasta Dish
Skirt steak is one of the most flavorful beef cuts. The outer part is mostly suitable for pan-searing or grilling (see recipe HERE), while the inside part is more suitable for slow cooking, which is the method I used in the following recipe.
While I usually combine filo dough with different vegetarian fillings, this time I opted for a meat one. My original plan was to use lamb, but when I saw bison meat at the store, I decided to make a switch.
Finding these beautiful mini eggplants at the market, my first thought was to prepare my dish of mini eggplants stuffed with lamb (click HERE for the recipe). However, on second thought, I decided to go with a lighter direction, and use them to make quick pickles with fresh herbs.
Unlike green/string beans, fava beans are more familiar to most in their dried form. They are also called broad beans for a reason, as they are substantially broader and bigger than green beans.
Leeks and potatoes patties are a favorite of mine, and I make them often, when leeks are in season (click HERE for the recipe). So when I’ve found nice leeks at the store, I was planning on making them again.
Meatballs cooked with cherries, are known in the Persian, Bukharin and Georgian cuisines. Stuffed onions are also known in these cuisines, and in the Turkish and Greek ones as well. In the following dish, I took the liberty of combining all the above into a free-style version, while using different seasoning and mixing the two… Continue reading Herbed Meatballs and Stuffed Onions with Cherries
Souvlaki is a Greek dish, made of marinated small pieces meat, grilled on skewers. However, as you can see here, it is also possible to prepare the dish using a grilling pan, without the skewers. Though not part of the traditional herbs used in this dish, to compensate for the lack of smoky aroma in… Continue reading Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki