GALETTE

GALETTE

RICOTTA BERRY GALETTE 3 cups mixed berries 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of salt 16 ounces whole-milk ricotta 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 tablespoons honey 1 egg, beaten Crust dough for 1 galette Castor sugar, for dusting Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine berries, cornstarch, sugar and salt, set aside. In medium bowl,…

Syrian Meat Pies

Syrian Meat Pies

LACH’MAJIN For dough: 2 dozen store-bought small pizza dough rounds 1/2 cup avocado or canola oil For topping: 1 pound ground beef 2 onions, finely chopped 3 ounces tomato paste Juice of one lemon 1 cup tamarind concentrate 1 tablespoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon pepper Pine nuts for garnish…

Grilled Snapper

Grilled Snapper

GRILLED WHOLE SNAPPER 2-3 pounds whole snapper, gutted and scaled with head and tail intact 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced Fresh parsley and oregano, minced, for garnish Place fish with all the ingredients into a large Ziploc bag. Marinate for one hour or in…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

YELLOW SHAKSHUKA 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 Roma tomatoes, finely diced 1 orange bell pepper, sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 13 1/2-ounce can coconut milk 1/2 cup water…

Tunisian Sandwich

Tunisian Sandwich

TUNISIAN TUNA SANDWICH 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes 4 rolls or demi baguettes 1/2 cup harissa 1 small English cucumber, thinly sliced 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata or oil-cured black olives 2 5-ounce cans tuna in oil 2 hardboiled eggs, sliced 1⁄2 small red onion, diced 1⁄2 cup preserved lemon, chopped…

Harissa Pargiyot

Harissa Pargiyot

SPICY HARISSA PARGIYOT 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup harissa 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon kosher salt Place chicken thighs in a large Ziploc bag. Combine remaining ingredients in blender and puree until mixture is smooth. Add…

Fish & Beef Kebabs

Fish & Beef Kebabs

FISH KEBABS 2 pounds fleshy white fish (such as snapper, halibut or whitefish) 1 small onion 1/2 cup Italian parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus more for lubricating hands) 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 16-20 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 2 hours to prevent burning) Pulse fish in food processor, set aside. In food…

Baklava

Baklava

Tia Naomi’s Rolled Baklava  Filling: 2 cups almonds 3 cups pecans 1 cup sugar 1 cup toasted sesame seeds 2 teaspoons cinnamon Dough: 1 box phyllo dough 1 cup oil (vegetable, canola, safflower, avocado) Syrup: 1 cup honey 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Preheat oven to 350 F. In food processor, chop almonds and…

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Rachel’s Quinoa Salad 1 cup quinoa, cooked 1/2 large English cucumber or 4 Persian cucumbers, diced 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut in quarters 1/2 cup basil, finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh…

Southwestern Salad

Southwestern Salad

Sharon’s Southwestern Salad Vinaigrette: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Salad: 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 ears of corn, cooked with kernels removed 1 cup…

Iraqi Lentils

Iraqi Lentils

Sharon’s’s Kitchri  2 cups basmati rice 1 cup red lentils 4 tablespoons oil, separated 1 large onion, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons turmeric 3 tablespoons tomato paste 4 cups water Garnish: 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon cumin 8 garlic cloves, cut into slivers Wash and drain…

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

Classic Sourdough  Inspired by Tartine’s Country Bread For leaven: 1 heaping tablespoon sourdough starter 200 milliliters lukewarm water 100 grams bread flour 100 grams whole-wheat or white whole-wheat flour For bread: 200 milliliters leaven 700 milliliters warm water 900 grams bread flour, plus more for dusting 100 grams whole-wheat flour, plus more for dusting 1 tablespoon fine sea…

onion Pissaladiere

onion Pissaladiere

onion Pissaladiere 1/4 cup olive oil 3 medium onions, thinly sliced in food processor 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 sheet puff pastry 1 can good quality anchovies (preferably Spanish) 1/2 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted and halved Capers, for garnish 1 egg…

candied pastrami PIZZA

candied pastrami PIZZA

candied pastrami PIZZA 3 tablespoons avocado or almond oil 2 purple onions, diced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 pound sliced pastrami 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup Canola spray for greasing 1 package seeded lavosh flatbread Dressing: 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Pinch of salt…

Sabich

Sabich

Sabich  Eggs: 1 dozen eggs in cardboard container Preheat oven to 350 F. Double wrap container of eggs in foil. Bake 1 hour, then reduce heat to 225 and bake at least 4 hours or overnight.  Butternut squash: 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and sliced in half moons 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon…

Meat-and-Potato Croquette

Meat-and-Potato Croquette

PASTELITOS DE PATATA  Potato shell: 6 large russet potatoes 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Juice of 1 lemon All-purpose flour or gluten-free flour or matzo meal, for rolling patties 4 eggs, beaten Pinch of salt Oil for frying  Meat filling: 1 small onion, finely…

Noodle Salad

Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad Dressing: 1 cup avocado or safflower or expeller pressed canola oil 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar 1/2 cup organic honey 1 tablespoon ginger powder 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder Optional: 1 teaspoon sriracha, spicy chili sauce or red chili flakes Salad: 2 cups…

Tortitas

Tortitas

Moroccan Tortitas 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons anise extract or 2 tablespoons arak liquor (optional) 1-2 tablespoons anise/fennel seed, to taste 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 cups flour In large bowl on stand-up mixer, mix eggs, sugar and oil until well blended. Add the anise…

Vegetable Couscous

Vegetable Couscous

Moroccan Vegetable Couscous 6 cups vegetable broth or water 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, separated 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 2 teaspoon turmeric 1 medium sweet onion 2 leeks, cut into 4 pieces 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch sticks 1 small green cabbage, cut into quarters leaving bottom intact…

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

SEVILLE ORANGE CHICKEN Juice of 1 orange 1/2 cup Seville orange marmalade 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces Orange slices for garnish Preheat oven to 375.  In large bowl,…

French roast

French roast

French roast with apricots and prunes 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon turmeric 5-pound French roast 2 large onions, sliced thinly 4 medium parsnips, coarsely chopped 1  15-ounce can chopped tomatoes 3 cups homemade beef stock or water 3 tablespoons olive…