Tag: spanish paprika

  • Pinchos Morunos

    Serves 10 Ingredients 2 pounds pork butt or shoulder, fat trimmed 2 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoons oregano (dried) Salt to taste Spanish extra-virgin olive oil Directions Cut pork into 1 ½-inch cubes. Put pork into a glass or ceramic bowl. Sprinkle paprika, garlic, oregano and salt over pork […]

  • Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

    Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

  • Spicy Pumpkin and Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese (Brown Lentils)

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup brown lentils 3 cups (about one 2-pound whole pumpkin) sugar pumpkin or butternut squash 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika ½ teaspoon sea salt 4 cups baby arugula 1 cup soft goat cheese, crumbled ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon […]

  • Smokey Eggplant Mousse

    One of the truly most decadent dishes I have ever tasted in Israel is the many versions of eggplant mousse. A longtime fan of baba ganoush, I was skeptical a few years ago when I tried my first version of this classic Middle Eastern staple in a mousse form. I am not the biggest fan of French technique cooking; I find the raw grittiness of food in a more pure form typically attracts me greater than dishes that are over concocted. But even so, I am willing to try anything (except liver), and so I did. To my amazement, I fell in love with eggplant made into a mousse. There is something so luxurious about the texture and taste. There are several different version of the dish of course and I typically and happy with most, some more lemony, others more cuminy, while my favorites tend to be smoky and herbaceous tasting with lots of sumac and paparika. I guess the point to all of this is don’t underestimate the mousse and certainlyy let’s keep eating baba ganoush, but don’t overlook a smokey eggplant mousse if you come across one and this recipe is my best recollection of the best I have had, combined with hot grilled flat bread you can sit in complete luxury even all alone, and indulge in this one of a kind dish.