Daily Archives April 18, 2015

roast pepper peach salad

Roast Pepper Peach Salad

Serves 4.

This is a dish from traditional Turkish cuisine, which frequently combines fruit with meat or vegetables. With local peppers and peaches both now on-stream, it’s a perfect, cooling dish for late summer.

2 sweet green peppers
2 sweet red peppers
3 ripe peaches
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons (25 mL) olive oil
2 teaspoons (10 mL) good ...

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farareej mashwi

Farareej Mashwi (Broiled Chicken with Oil, Lemon and Garlic Sauce)

Source: Mediterranean Cooking by Paula Wolfert

1 small chicken, quartered
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons fruity olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

In a shallow dish filled with a mixture of garl...

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middle eastern fig jam

Middle Eastern Fig Jam

2 pounds dried figs (Turkish, sun-dried, if possible)
1 1/2 pounds granulated sugar
25 ounces water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon ground aniseed
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 pound walnuts, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pulverized mastic*

Chop the figs roughly...

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chicken karaahi

Chicken Karaahi (Traditional Pakistani Chicken)

Source: Lior’s Kitchen Talk

Karaahi refers to a utensil resembling the wok.

1 kg chicken pieces
1/2 kg diced tomatoes
Garlic paste
Chopped coriander leaves
7 or 8 green chiles
5 whole red peppers
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons oil

Take the chicken pieces and marinade in the garlic paste...

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lebanese cabbage rolls

Lebanese Cabbage Rolls

Source: St. Anthony of Padua Annual Lebanese "Mahrahan" Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio – recipe by Rose AbiRadi

1 large (2 pound) head cabbage
1 pound ground beef
1 cup rice
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 teaspoon allspice
3 cloves garlic
2 cups canned tomatoes or 1 can tomato paste

Filling: Wash rice and drain. Add meat and 1 cup tomatoes or 1/2 can tomato paste...

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