Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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2 packages frozen baby okra1/4 cup olive oil1 garlic clove, finely diced1 15oz can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 lemon, juiced Salt 1/2 cup water  Warm olive oil over medium heat, then add the garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt and water. Stir the ingredients and bring to a boil.Reduce heat and cover pot. Allow sauce …

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Pita

Pita Recipe

1 tablespoon yeast1 ¼ cups warm water1 teaspoon salt3-3 ½ cups flourPreheat oven to 425°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve yeast in water and let stand for about 5 minutes. Add salt and 1½ cups flour, then use the dough hook and beat to form a batter. Add the additional flour until …

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Instant pot Beef Soup

Instant Pot Beef Soup 

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, diced2 lbs ox tail meat with bone (or cheek meat or stew meat)baby gold potatoes, unpeeled and quartered2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped1 large turnip, finely diced4 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 15oz can diced tomatoes 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans3 bay leaf3 cubes beef consommé 1 …

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BOTTARGA SPAGHETTI

BOTTARGA SPAGHETTI 4 garlic cloves, shaved or thinly sliced½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 moretablespoonsPinch of red chili flakes or Calabrian Chile1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest1 finger of bottarga1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped In a small sauce pan, warm olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden, about 2 …

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Shifte Meatballs

Shifte Meatballs

1 lb ground beef1 white onion, finely chopped1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley1 cup potato starch4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika1/2 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon garlic powderFreshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to broil setting. Combine meat, onions, parsley, potato starch, 2 tablespoons olive oil and …

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A Cookbook Odyssey and a Recipe for Red Lentil Soup

to your favorite ones again and again. For inspiration. For information. For entertainment. For support during challenging predicaments. Over the years, my favorite cookbooks have been given to me by my aunt Israela, my cousin Sarah Sassoon and Rachel Emquies Sheff. All three are major cookbook enthusiasts, so it makes sense. My collection is lovingly …

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Super Stuffed (Veggies) for Sukkot

Nana Sue’s Ma’hasha

Sauce1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, finely chopped2 tomatoes, diced2 tablespoons tomato paste2 teaspoons sweet paprika6 garlic cloves, crushed2 lemons, juiced2 tablespoons sugar2 cups water In a pot, warm oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add tomatoes and continue to sauté for two minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, …

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Ponche De Huevo

Ponche De Huevo

Ponche De Huevo 3 large egg yolks½ cup sugar Separate the yolks into a small bowl Add sugar and beat briskly with a whisk or electric mixer until the sugar dissolved and is a light pale yellow color Dollop a generous spoonful into your favorite coffee.