Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Mujadara Recipe

Mujadara Recipe

2 1/2 cups brown or green lentils1 cup long or short grain rice1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon white pepper1 bay leaf4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil5 onions, 3 finely chopped and 2 thinlysliced1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon sweet paprika Rinse lentils, strain and place in a large pot. Add 5 cups of water and bring mixture …

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Perfect summer fish

Branzino With White Wine and Sautéed Leeks

2 lbs branzino or sea bass fillets, cut into4-inch pieces1 tablespoon kosher salt1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 large leek, finely sliced6 garlic cloves, chopped1 orange pepper, chopped into long slivers10 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut in half1/2 cup white wine1 cup vegetable broth or water2 teaspoons mustard powder2 cups petite green peas1 lemon, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon …

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Sweet Chili Spiced Salmon Spice Rub

Sweet Chili Spiced Salmon Spice Rub

2 teaspoons sweet paprika2 teaspoons turmeric2 teaspoons garlic powder1 teaspoon brown sugar1/2 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2-3 lb salmon, skin on1 lemon, juiced Preheat oven to broil. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil onto a baking sheet or ovenproof dish. Place fish on the dish and pour lemon …

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MARINADE1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 lemon, juiced3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons za’atar, plus more forsprinkling1 teaspoon turmericSalt and pepper, to taste6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs,patted dryArrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the broiler. Cover a baking sheet with foil.In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, …


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Sephardic Spice Girls teach history, recipes about Middle Eastern Judaism

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Best friends Sharon Gomperts and Rachel Sheff are the dynamic duo behind the Sephardic Spice Girls on social media. Together, they share online recipes, history and cultural anecdotes about Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish heritage. They started the account to teach people about Sephardic culture (which hails from Spain, North Africa …

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Mushroom Malawach

Mushroom Malawach1 package Malawach doughVegetable oil spray Invert a round cast iron pot or wok and place over medium heat. Spray bottom of the pan When pan is super hotPlace Malawach on top for a few minutes until golden, flip it over and cook the other side.  Mushroom Topping 1/4 cup olive oil4 cups sliced mushrooms, any combination …

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Summer Grilling

We marinated these ribs in a fabulous mix of spicy harissa, red wine and a tablespoon of Silan (sweet date syrup). The great thing is there’s no measuring and no mess—just put the boneless ribs & everything else into a big Ziploc bag & let sit for 20 minutes. Then throw on the grill. The …

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Carciofi: A Taste of Rome


Carciofi Recipe 12 baby artichokes3 lemonsOil for frying (olive oil is traditional,we used avocado oil)Kosher salt INSTRUCTIONS Place artichokes in a large bowl of water. Squeeze the juice from two lemons over the artichokes, then add the lemon rinds into the water. This will prevent artichokes from browning. Remove the dark green spiky outer leaves …

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Kafta Kebab

1 lb ground beef1 onion, finely chopped1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon garlic powderFreshly ground black pepper Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and let the meat rest in the …

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Tzatziki Ingredients 1/2 English cucumber1/2 tsp salt, or to taste16 oz Cold plain Greek yogurt , (2 cups, either full fat or fat-free will work)1 1/2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, Juice of 1/2 lemon; please squeeze a real lemon3 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and grated1/3 cup chopped dill3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/4 tsp …

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Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake Crust2 cups Graham cracker crumbs1 stick butter, melted1/3 cup sugar Preheat oven to 325°F.Grease a 9 inch springform pan.Combine Graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar, until it has the texture of sand.Press mixture into the bottom of the cake pan and about 1 inch up the sides.Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly …

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