Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

2 cups green olives2 cups Greek or Kalamata olives3 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 lemon, juiced1/2 orange, juicedZest of 1 lemonZest of 1 orange2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, or a few sprigs2 tsp fennel seed, optional1 Tbsp sumac1 tsp red chili flakes1 cup olive oil Rinse olives thoroughly and drain thoroughly.Place olives in a pan and…

Quick Stuffed Grape Leaves

Quick Stuffed Grape Leaves

1 4lb can stuffed grape leaves2 lemons, juiced1 lemon, thinly sliced¼ cup extra virgin olive oil1 tsp salt 1. Preheat oven to 300°F.2. Place 4 slices of lemon on the bottom of a round or oval ovenproof dish.3. Carefully place the grape leaves in a circular design on top of the lemon slices. Continue layering…

Onion Pissaladiere

Onion Pissaladiere

1/4 cup olive oil3 medium onions, thinly sliced in food processor1 Tbsp thyme leaves1 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper1 garlic clove1 Tbsp balsamic vinegarPuff pastry squares1 can good quality anchovies1/2 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted and halvedCapers, for garnish 1. Warm olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions, thyme, salt, pepper…

Candied Pastrami Pizza

Candied Pastrami Pizza

1/2 cup avocado oil, divided2 red onions, thinly sliced1 tsp sugar1 lb sliced pastrami4 Tbsp brown sugar1 package lavash flatbread Sauce2 Tbsp Dijon mustard3 Tbsp mayonnaise1. Preheat oven to 350°F.2. In a frying pan, warm half the oil over medium heat. Add diced onions and fry for 5 minutes, then add sugar. Lower the heat…

Fresh Farro Salad

Fresh Farro Salad

DRESSING:1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1/8 cup red wine vinegarJuice of one lemon½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper1 teaspoon sumacSalt & pepperWhisk together all the ingredients. SALAD:1 cup farro, cooked according to package directions2 cups chopped dill, mint, basil and Italian parsley2 green onions, chopped1 small celery heart, chopped1 yellow bell pepper, chopped10 oz. mini heirloom tomatoes,…

Marzipan puff pastry

Marzipan puff pastry

100 grams almond flour100 grams butter or vegan butter100 grams powdered sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon almond extract or a splash of rum.Using a mixer beat cream for two minutes till fluffy and spread onto puff pastry dough.Wrap the dough closed and brush with egg , sprinkle top with sliced almonds.bake 425 degrees for 25…

Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

Soup recipe 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil2 leeks, thinly sliced4 stalks of celery, sliced4 heirloom carrots, cut into rounds1 parsnip, cut into rounds2 Yukon gold potatoes, diced6 large garlic cloves, chopped2 tsp paprika2 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper1 lb delicata squash, chopped into long slivers4 medium white squash, chopped into 1/2-inch rounds1 – 14oz….

Aubergine Chicken

Aubergine Chicken

2 medium eggplants2 medium red bell peppersCoarse salt1/3 cup olive oil, more if needed1 chicken cut into 10 pieces (breasts intotwo) Or about 2 pounds bonelessskinless thighs or breasts2 large sweet yellow onions, thinly slicedor chopped2 large garlic cloves, grated or finelychopped1 tablespoon sweet paprika1 teaspoon cumin (optional)3 tablespoons tomato paste1 cup chicken stock or…

Sephardic Saffron Meatballs

Sephardic Saffron Meatballs

Meatballs1 lb ground beef1 medium onion, finely grated1/2 bunch Italian parsley.1 cup breadcrumbs1 egg1 tsp turmeric1 tsp paprikaSalt and pepper In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together until combined.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll meat mixture into small one and a half inch meatballs. Set aside. Broth1 pinch saffron1 cup…

Lights and latkes

Lights and latkes

4 very large russet potatoes washed and grated ( skin on)1 red onion, grated (squeeze out juice)1/3 cup all-purpose flour2 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon black peppervegetable oil for frying 3 baby carrots* In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes,onion, flour, egg, salt and pepper.* In a large deep skillet, warm…

MAFRUM

MAFRUM

6 large russet potatoes1 cup avocado or vegetable oil, for frying2 carrots, to keep oil clear while frying Meat stuffing:1 pound ground beef1 bunch Italian parsley, washed and chopped1 large onion, grated1 large egg1 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground cumin¼ cup breadcrumbs1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oilCoating:2 cups all-purpose flour4…

Turkey Breast Roulade

Turkey Breast Roulade

3 pound boneless turkey breast1 large garlic clove½ cup chopped preserved lemon or grated rind of 1 lemon1 teaspoon whole pepper corns2 teaspoons kosher salt1 ½ teaspoons whole fennel seeds1 cup roasted and salted shelled pistachios½ cup olive oil¼ cup fresh sage leaves2 large carrots, sliced into half inch thick pieces1 large onion, cut into…

Meat Burekas

Meat Burekas

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, finely diced1 lb ground beef1 tsp kosher salt1/2 tsp ground black pepper1 tsp sweet paprika1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 cup water1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped1/2 cup toasted pine nuts1 package puff pastry, defrosted1 egg, beaten for egg washSesame seeds for garnish Preheat oven to 425°F.In a skillet,…

Mushroom Burekas

Mushroom Burekas

2 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, boiled & mashed1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced1/2 pound enoki mushrooms, separated1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 package puff pastry, defrosted1 egg, beaten for egg washSesame seeds for garnish Preheat oven to 425°F.In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat.Add the cremini…

Pan de España 

Pan de España 

Recipe5 egg yolks7 egg whites2 1/4 cups of flour1 1/2 cups of sugar3/4 cup of orange juice or water1 tablespoon orange or lemon zest1/2 cup vegetable or avocado oil3 tablespoons baking powder1 teaspoon of vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar Directions-Beat the egg whites with half the sugar and cream of tartar, until the…

Letrea Recipe

Letrea Recipe

1 cup boiling water infused with a generous pinch of saffron (set aside)1/3 cup avocado or vegetable oil1 3-lb whole chicken, with skin1 onion, chopped1 tsp turmeric2 tsp consommé powder1 tsp white pepperKosher salt, to taste2 Tbsp oil1 lb bag of thin durum semolina egg noodles In a soup pot, warm 1/3 cup of oil…

Apple Blossom Rolls 

Apple Blossom Rolls 

Dough2 Tbsp yeast + 1 tsp sugar6 cups flour½ cups sugar2 eggs½ cup oil1 tsp salt1 ½ cups water Combine dry yeast, warm (120°F) water, 1 teaspoon sugar in a glass bowl and set aside to proof 10 minutes.In a large bowl, combine all of the flour with remaining sugar and salt, the proofed yeast…

MEMBRILLO-CANDIED QUINCE

MEMBRILLO-CANDIED QUINCE

10-12 small quinces 1 lemon, sliced 3-4 cups sugar Juice of 1 lemon Cinnamon stick or 2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, to taste) 10-12 cloves (optional, to taste) 2 star anise (optional, to taste) Juice of a small lemon Wash quinces well, cut into slices, leaving skin on. Place in large bowl with cold water…