Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Lamb shank tagine

Lamb Shank Tagine

Marinade:½ cup olive oil2 tsp salt2 Tbsp sweet paprika2 Tbsp turmeric1 tsp cumin1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or gingerpowder8 cloves garlic, grated1 cup chopped cilantro Tagine:3-4 lamb shanks¼ cup olive oil1 large onion, grated½ cup golden raisins, divided½ cup whole pitted prunes½ cup whole dried apricots2 cinnamon sticks1 Tbsp turmeric1 Tbsp cinnamon powder1 big pinch …

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Perfect Ratatouille


2 medium eggplants, chopped in a 2-inch dice1 tsp. kosher salt1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 large onions, finely chopped,10 cloves, garlic, minced,2 red peppers, seeded and dicedOne yellow pepper, seeded and diced intoa thin 1 inch strip1 Tbsp sweet paprika2 Tbsp. herb de Provence1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper6 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped8 zucchini …

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Orange silan Chicken

Orange Silan Chicken

1 large 4 pound chicken2 medium oranges, cut in half8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided2 tablespoons Silan date honey3 teaspoons sweet paprika2 teaspoons turmeric2 teaspoons garlic powder4 teaspoons kosher salt, dividedFreshly ground black pepper1 large onion, peeled and cut in 6 wedges1 head of garlic, cut in half2 celery stalks, washed and cut into …

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Masa de Vino Recipe

Masa de Vino Recipe

5 ounces safflower or avocado oil4 ounces white wine3 ounces sugar8 ounces matzah cake meal (or matzahmeal ground in the food processor)Preheat oven to 350°F.Using a glass measuring cup, place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and combine with a wooden spoon or spatula.Allow cookie mixture to sit for 5 minutes.Roll into firm walnut-size …

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Moroccan Lemon and Olive Chicken Tagine

Maman’s Moroccan Lemon and Olive Chicken Tagine

1 medium chicken, cut into 8 pieces or8 chicken thighs1 generous pinch of saffron soaked for10 minutes in 1 cup of warm water Ingredients for Chicken MarinadePulp of 1 large preserved lemon, reservelemon skin for tagine1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped2 large garlic cloves, crushed2 teaspoons sweet paprika1 teaspoon ginger powder1/2 …

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1 large jar grape leaves, drained and rinsed2-3 cans Great Northern beans, or 1 pound dry beans soaked overnight, boiled and salted Filling:2 pounds ground beef, lamb or turkey1/2 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed and drained2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons oilJuice of 1 juicy lemon1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped2 tablespoons tomato paste Sauce:4 …

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Sharon’s Hamud

Sharon’s Hamud

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, finely chopped4 celery ribs, chopped into 1/4 inch slices1 parsnip, chopped into 1/4 inch slices2 carrots, chopped into 1/4 inch slices10 cloves garlic, roughly chopped1 large russet potato, peeled and chopped into small dice2 medium white squash, chopped into 1/2 inch rounds1/2 tsp ground black pepper1 tsp …

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Cheese Sambusak

Dough:4 cups self raising flour, sifted1/2 cup butter2 tbsp avocado or olive oil1 tsp salt1 cup warm water Filling:2 cups shredded mozzarella or Muenstercheese2 cups crumbled feta cheese1 tsp baking powderPinch of white or freshly ground blackpepperPinch of saltFive eggs, beaten Place flour and salt into a bowl. Add softened butter and mix together until …

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Sesame Brittle

Sesame Brittle

1 cup raw sesame seeds1 cup white granulated sugar2 tbsp hot waterVegetable oil sprayOrSesame and almond nougatine-2 cups white granulated sugar1 cup raw sesame seeds1 cup raw slivered almonds3 tbsp hot waterWooden spoonRolling pin Spray the work counter with plenty of vegetable spray. Spray the rolling pin and have it ready to use.In a pan …

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1 large onion, chopped2 -3 eggplant, peeled andchopped into 1-inch cubes¼ cup olive oil4 cloves garlic minced2 tablespoon parsley chopped2 tablespoon cilantro chopped2 teaspoon smoked paprika2 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon kosher salt1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder½ cup water1 lemon (2-3 tablespoon juice) In a Dutch oven or deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the …


Curry Roasted Cauliflower

1 cauliflower, cut into florets1 can garbanzos, drained1 cup cashews1/2 bunch Italian parsley, for garnish1/2 bunch cilantro, for garnish4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon curry powder1 tablespoon turmeric1 teaspoon garlic powderSalt & pepper to taste Heat oven to 425Line baking sheet with parchment paperToss cauliflower and garbanzos with oil and spices in a large …

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