Posts Tagged ‘Middle Eastern cuisine’

Shakshuka

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My husband got a taste for shakshuka, the Middle Eastern egg and tomato dish, when he was travelling in Israel last year, and he hasn’t let up about it since. In the past year we’ve had it for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and with a few variations literally thrown in, it makes a great supper as well. Made with the best tomatoes you can get your hands on-which should be easy this time of year-and served with thick slices of fresh bread or soft pita it is a one dish masterpiece. Shakshuka is a great way to use up those fresh tomatoes that are just a little over ripe and not suitable for salads or sandwiches.  Continue »



Syrian Cuisine: Tahini

 

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

 

 

In our most recent series we are having a look at the cuisine from the Middle East, specifically Syria. And one of the first things we notice is that there a few ingredients that pop up quite often, so we should get to know them, how to access them or prepare them and have them handy. Za’atar, preserved lemons, and sesame oil feature prominently in the culinary traditions of Syria, and today we are examining another must-have ingredient; tahini. Continue »