Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Sweet and Sticky: Orange Marmalade

Orange Marmalade

Marmalade recipe 2 pounds organic oranges (about 8 small oranges)5 cups granulated sugar1 cup water STEP 1:Remove all stickers and stems and wash the fruit.Fill a large bowl with water and add 3 tablespoons of white or apple cider vinegar. Add oranges and let soak for 15 minutes.Drain and dry oranges, then using a very …

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Lemon Artichoke Risotto

Lemon Artichoke Risotto

Based on: Cancer Diet for the Newly Diagnosed 4 cups vegetable broth1 cup hot water with a big pinch of saffron4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil,divided1 14oz can artichoke hearts, drainedand cut into quarters1 large leek, trimmed and thinly sliced8 asparagus stalks, cut into one inchpieces1 ½ cups arborio rice1 teaspoon kosher saltFreshly ground black …

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Burekas

Burekas

1 16oz package frozen large puff pastry squares or 2 sheets Pepperidge Farms frozen puff pastry2 large eggs2 cups crumbled fetaBlack and white sesame seeds for garnish Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a bowl, beat one egg and feta until smooth and well combined. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place puff …

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A Marvelous Moroccan Mimouna

Spiked Limonana

Serves 4 3/4 cup sugar2 cups water1 cup fresh lemon juice4 cups ice1 cup fresh mint leaves5 oz arak In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Place over medium heat and whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves. Set aside and let cool. In a blender, combine the sugar water, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves …

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The Tasty Comfort of Solda: A Passover Grand Finale

Solda/Sorda Recipe

6 cups chicken broth2 big pinches of saffron½ cup extra virgin olive oilSalt and pepper, to taste4 cups matzah, broken into silver dollar size pieces In a large pot, bring broth to a boil over medium heat, then lower heat. Add saffron, olive oil, salt and pepper, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove …

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Matzah Farfel Stuffed Cornish Hens With Roasted Baby Potatoes

Matzah Farfel Stuffed Cornish Hens With Roasted Baby Potatoes

Stuffing 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, finely diced4 celery stalks, thinly sliced10 ounces mushrooms, sliced2 cups matzah farfel1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped1 teaspoon Himalayan salt1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth or water2 eggs, beaten In a large frypan, warm oil over medium heat and add onions. Sauté for 3 to …

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Herbaceous Green Sauce

1 bunch Italian parsley, washed and drained 1 bunch basil, washed and drained1 bunch cilantro, washed and drained1⁄2 cup mint leaves, washed and drained1⁄4 cup fresh dill, washed and drained 1 cup extra virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves1⁄2 cup lemon juice1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 jalapeño or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional1) Trim the …

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

7 eggs, separated1 cup sugar, divided in half1 3/4 cups ground hazelnuts8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped1 cup water2 tablespoons instant coffee granules1/2 cup avocado or safflower oil1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Chocolate Glaze4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon oil1/4 cup water Garnish1/2 cup roasted hazelnutsFresh berries, washed and dried Preheat the oven …

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Rustic Israeli Salad

Rustic Israeli Salad

1 bunch basil, washed and dried6 radishes, thinly sliced2 Persian cucumbers, sliced on a diagonal 3 plum or Roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise8 assorted mini bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced 3 stalks green onions, chopped finely 1 lemon, juiced1/4 cup olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Arrange vegetables on a large platter or in a bowl. Dress with lemon …

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Eggplant with Tahini and Crushed Walnuts

Eggplant with Tahini and Crushed Walnuts

2 large eggplants1/3 cup avocado oil or vegetable oil1/2 teaspoon garlic powderKosher salt and pepper1/2 cup crushed walnuts1 teaspoon za’atar Tahini Sauce1/3 cup tahini1/2 lemon, juiced3 tablespoons cold water1/2 teaspoon garlic powderSalt and pepper Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the eggplant in half lengthways, leaving the green stalk for decoration. Use a sharp knife …

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Fijuelas Recipe

Fijuelas Recipe

2 extra-large organic eggs(break eggs open and keep the largesthalf for measuring oil and water)2 eggshells olive oil1 eggshell water1 eggshell orange blossom water (or plainwater)Juice of one lemonA big pinch of kosher salt½ teaspoon baking powder400g all-purpose flour (approximately 3 cups) Almibar (Syrup)2 cups sugar1 cup waterI lemon, cut in quarters8 tablespoons honeyPeel of …

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Chermoula

Recipe 1 cup cilantro leaves1 cup parsley leaves4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 cloves garlic 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp coriander 2 tsp aleppo pepper or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1 tsp kosher salt½ tsp sweet paprika½ cup extra virgin olive oilCombine all the ingredients, except for olive oil, in food processor until finely chopped. Slowly pour …

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Jeweled Rice

Jeweled Rice

Saffron strands1/2 cup hot water3 cups Basmati rice4 tablespoons olive oil3 teaspoons kosher salt2 cups shredded carrotsAvocado or vegetable oil for frying1 onion, finely diced1/3 cup sliced almonds1/3 cup raw pistachios1/3 cup barberries1/3 cup golden raisins1/3 cup candied orange peel Place a pinch of saffron strands in a bowl and cover with hot water., then …

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