Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Maman’s Dried Fruit and Nut Cake

Maman’s Dried Fruit and Nut Cake

1 ½ cups toasted walnuts or sliveredalmonds or hazelnuts1 cup pitted dates½ cup dried figs1 1/2 cups dried fruit (any combination ofapricots, raisins, cherries or blueberries)2 cups gluten-free flour (King Arthur isbest) or all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powderPinch of salt2 teaspoons cinnamon¾ cup water¼ cup orange juice2 large eggs1 cup maple syrup1/3 cup avocado oil …

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Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

1 large onion, finely chopped4 celery stalks, finely chopped6 garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon kosher salt2 medium carrots, sliced1 parsnip, sliced3 bay leaves2 teaspoons fresh oregano1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper4 cups vegetable broth1 15 oz can organic diced tomatoes2 15 oz cans white cannellini beans10 oz organic broccolini, cut in half2 cups organic kale, stems …

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Sarinas Greibe

Sarinas Greibe

1lb sweet butter, clarifiedEqual volume of vegetable oil(Measure the butter in a cup after you clarify it and then match the amount)5 to 6 cups flour1 ½ cup sugar (baker’s is best)1 ½ cup powdered sugarA couple of drops of rose water (optional) Melt the butter in a pot over the stove or in the …

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Saffron Meatballs

Saffron Meatballs

1 pound ground beef1 small yellow onion, grated and drained of liquid2 garlic cloves, grated4 tablespoons potato starch1 egg1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon coriander2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, then mix to combine well.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Form mixture into small meatballs, then set aside. Stew1 pinch …

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Dreamy Herb Frittata

Herb Frittata

10 eggs6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, divided into 3 portions2 leeks, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced10 oz mushrooms, finely sliced2 large garlic cloves, minced1 cup chopped Roma or cherry tomatoes, chopped and drained of liquid3/4 cup chopped Italian parsley3/4 cup chopped cilantro1/4 cup chopped basil1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric or …

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Meatballs

Meatballs

1 pound ground beef1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs1 egg1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon corianderSalt and pepper Combine all the ingredients and form into meatballs Stew1 pinch of saffron1 cup water1 large onion, chopped2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil5 small potatoes, peeled and dicedSalt & pepper1 cup cilantro, for garnish  Soak saffron in waterCaramelize onions in olive oil. …

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Sufganiyot Recipe

Sufganiyot

Yield 26 donuts5 cups of all purpose flour2 tablespoons of yeast1 large egg1/2 cup of sugar1 stick of margarine or butterpinch of salt1 tablespoon of vanilla extract2 cups of warm water You’ll need:Canola or avocado oil for fryingRed raspberry preserves for fillingPowdered sugar for siftingPiping bag and spout In the bowl of a stand mixer, place …

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Lindsey Eats Latkes

Lindsey Eats Latkes

Ingredients3 medium sized russet potatoes, or 2 large grated, peeled or skin on1 tablespoon vinegar1 onion grated1/4th cup matzo meal2 eggs1 teaspoon baking powderSalt and pepper to tasteNeutral oil for frying, vegetable or canolaServe with Crème Fraîche or sour cream, salmon roe and chopped chives Prep your station. In a bowl, add water and ice with 1 …

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Gravlax

Gravlax

Ingredients2 lb center cut, skin on salmon1 cup kosher salt1 cup sugar1 small beet, gratedZest of 1 lemonZest of 1 orange1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper1 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped¼ cup vodka or gin Use a large baking sheet that has a thick lip around the edges, to collect any juices that may seep …

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Orange Semolina Cake

Orange Semolina Cake

1 cup fine semolina flour1 cup all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/8 teaspoon of salt½ cup orange juice1 teaspoon vanilla essence2 sticks softened butter or vegan butter1 ¼ cup sugar3 large eggs, at room temperature For the syrup3/4 cup orange juiceZest of 2 oranges, finely grated3/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons orange blossom water For decoration1 cup Greek …

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Tomato Olive Chicken

Tomato Olive Chicken

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided1 4lb chicken, cut into 10 pieces, washed and patted dry1 large yellow onion, finely sliced1 small fennel, finely sliced1 red bell pepper, chopped into strips2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 24.7oz bottle Toscanini crushed tomatoes 1 preserved lemon, chopped into small pieces or 1 lemon, juiced 1 cup pitted green castelvetrano olives …

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

3 teaspoons saffron3 cups boiling water¼ cup extra virgin olive oil6 garlic cloves, finely chopped1-2 Mexican dried chiles, such as Guajillo1 tablespoon sweet paprika1 teaspoon smoked paprika2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon pepper3 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 14 ounce can chopped tomatoes2 tablespoons tomato paste1 cup roughly chopped cilantro In a medium bowl, using …

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Bamia

Bamia

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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