Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Vegetable Couscous

Recipe Couscous represents happiness and abundance, prosperity and blessing. Everything we could ask for in the New Year!Recipe-Vegetable Couscous17 oz couscous (substitute quinoa for gluten free option)(Revoire & Carret, my favorite brand)Vegetables-¼ cup extra virgin olive oil6 cups vegetable broth or water1 tablespoon salt1 tsp white pepper2 tsp tumeric1 medium sweet onion4 medium zucchini, cut …

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Iraqi T’bit

Ingredients Avocado oil1 chicken, washed and patted dry3 cups basmati, jasmine or brown rice2 onions, finely diced6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 large tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste10 pods cardamom, crushed2 teaspoons chicken consommé powder2 teaspoons sweet paprika1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger powderSalt and pepper 4 cups water Method Warm avocado oil in a large ovenproof …

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Tunisian Tuna Salad Recipe

1 12 ounce can white tuna, drained10 baby red potatoes, boiled and diced1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1/4 cup preserved lemon, finely chopped2 tablespoons harissa1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped1/4 cup cornichons pickles,finely chopped2 Persian cucumbers, finely chopped8 ounces haricots vert, lightly steamed2 hard boiled eggs, for garnish1 cup cherry tomatoes, for garnish1/2 cup green, …

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Saffron Skillet Chicken

Saffron Skillet Chicken 

Recipe 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces1 purple onion, finely chopped1 yellow onion, finely chopped1 small head of celery, sliced12 Dutch baby potatoes, halved2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons mustard powder 2 tablespoons turmeric 2 tablespoons paprika 2 teaspoons kosher salt1 cup warm water Generous pinch of saffron1/4 cup avocado oil  Steep saffron in a cup of warm water. …

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Keen on Knafeh

Knafeh Recipe

4 cups thawed frozen kataifi (shredded Phyllo pastry)4 tablespoons unsalted butter2 tablespoons sugar8 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced and at room temperature1/2 cup Saffron syrup1 cup chopped pistachios1/4 cup dried baby rosebuds, for garnish Place the kataifi in a bowl and gently separate the strands with your fingers. Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet over low heat. …

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Sabich board

Sabich Board

Huevos haminados (overnight eggs) pair nicely with roasted eggplant, butternut, sweet potato and zucchini. Add some dips—chummus, tehina and matbucha. Add briny black olives and the most mouthwatering pickled turshi (cauliflower, green beans, carrots and red peppers pickled with curry, turmeric, vinegar, salt and a little sugar). Garnish with crispy radishes and fresh basil for …

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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, …



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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