Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Recipes

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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Semolina Kubbah

Semolina Kubbah

1 pound ground beef1/2 cup finely chopped Italian parsley1 medium onion, grated2 teaspoons baharat spice1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon pepperFor the dough1 cup farina1 cup semolina1/4 pound ground beef1 cup warm water1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon pepper In a large bowl, combine one pound ground beef, Italian parsley, grated onion, baharat, salt and pepper. Set …

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Moroccan Fish

2 pounds sea bass, or any white fish1/4 cup olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped finely 1 fennel, thinly shaved 1 teaspoon salt1 generous pinch of saffron, placed into a 1/2 cup warm water1 teaspoon turmeric1/2 cup white wine1/2 preserved lemon, chopped finely Or juice of one lemon and 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon capers1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped1 …

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Rachel’s Dafina

Rachel’s Dafina

Rachel’s Dafina 1 16 ounce bag garbanzo beans,soaked overnight1 whole head of garlic, unpeeled withtop cut off2 pounds boneless cheek meat (anyfatty meat will work)3-4 marrow bones (optional)12 small red potatoes, washed2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & halved1 large onion, peeled and halved2 pitted dates1 tablespoon honeySalt and pepperOlive oilWater1 dozen eggs, rinsed Assemble: In …

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SCHNITZEL RECIPE

SCHNITZEL RECIPE

2 pounds boneless chicken breast,cut to desired size¼ cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon garlic powder1 gallon size freezer bag2 cups all-purpose flour2-3 large eggs1 teaspoon salt4 cups panko crumbs(any flavor you prefer)Avocado or vegetable oil for frying1 carrot for frying In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar and garlic powder. …

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Tomato & Bean Soup

Tomato & Bean Soup

4 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon garlic powder2 carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped3 large white squash2 14oz cans chopped tomatoes 2 cans cannellini or white beans, washed & drained1/2 cup frozen peas1/2 cup frozen green beans6 cups vegetable stock or water In …

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Cheesy Burekas

Cheesy Burekas

Cheesy Burekas Filling2 large russet potatoes1/2 pound of feta cheese, crumbled1 cup parmesan cheese2 eggs Boil the potatoes in a pot over medium heat until fork tender, 7-10 minutes.Peel the potatoes, mash and let cool.Add feta and parmesan cheese and eggs and mix all the ingredients. Dough1 cup cold water3/4 cup avocado or vegetable oil1 …

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Winter Squash Soup

3 tablespoons avocado or vegetable oil1 medium butternut squash,peeled, seeded and diced4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced6 medium carrots, peeled and diced2 parsnips, peeled and diced2 teaspoons brown sugar1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons avocado oil1 large onion, finely chopped4 white squash or …

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Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Recipe

3 tablespoons avocado or canola oil1 whole chicken, cut into pieces1 large onion, diced2 large tomatoes, diced3 potatoes, large dice2 teaspoons kosher salt2 teaspoons curry powder1 teaspoon ginger powder1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon chili powder, if desired1 small canned jalapeño peppers2 cups tomato sauce3 cups water In a large pot, warm …

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