Category: Middle Eastern Brunch

  • Shakshuka ( North African Poached Eggs)

    Shakshuka ( North African Poached Eggs)

    Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil 2 green or red chilies (as spicy as you want your dish to be, use mild chilies for no heat) 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 yellow onion, chopped fine ¼ cup green onions, sliced thin 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon smoky paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon black pepper 1…

  • Cheese & Potato Bourekas

    Cheese & Potato Bourekas

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup chopped fine red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fine fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fine fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs 1 (14-16ounce) package puff pastry sheets…

  • Fresh Grapefruit and Fennel Juice or Cocktail

    Fresh Grapefruit and Fennel Juice or Cocktail

    Makes a few drinks…. Ingredients 1 fennel bulbs, tops attached 3 ruby red grapefruits 1.5 ounces vodka (optional) Directions Using a juicer, juice the fennel and set aside.  Juice the grapefruit using a citrus juice and combine the fennel and grapefruit juice and chill. Drink over ice, with our without vodka!

  • Arabic Salad

    Arabic Salad

    Serves 6 The secret to success of this classic Middle Eastern recipe is small/tiny uniform pieces. They catch the flavors better and ensure the exceptional fresh taste with the prefect ratio of flavors! Each region has their own variation of this recipe, my favorite is probably the Lebanese version which is very herbaceous. Ingredients 4…

  • Yemini Zhug

    Yemini Zhug

    Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½  teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted 1 teaspoon rainbow pepper corns, toasted 1 cardamom pod, cracked and toasted 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted ½  teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted 2 teaspoons salt 3 cloves garlic2 cups cilantro leaves 4 -6 hot green chilies, chopped (any type is fine- Serrano, jalapeño, cayenne a combination…