Couscous

Couscous is basically a North African pasta. I spent a day watching Marie make couscous the traditional way. None of this quick cooking stuff. 3 minute couscous doesn’t cut it for Marie. She made the couscous from scratch. As a side effect of making the couscous you also end up with a soup. The couscous ...

Hebrew to English Translation of Fish Names 16

Israelis use completely different names for fish to those I’m used to so I thought a wee table would help.

Tunisian Sandwich

Yummy. A delight I picked up when eating at the Haviv household. Traditionally these are served in a Fricasse, i.e. fried bread, but the more health conscious serve inside a baguette or roll.  Tunisian Sandwich Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  French bread or FricasseeTuna in oilIsraeli salad Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Capsicum, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, ...

Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit

A bit of an Asian / Moroccan mix that Galit wanted me to try.  Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit Asian / Moroccan chicken dish with an interesting combination of honey, soy, and spices. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for marinade1/2 cup olive oil2 tablespoons sesame oil1/4 cup balsamic vinegar2 tablespoons brown sugar3 tablespoons honey1/2 cup ...

Afghani Rice

As with all my Afghani recipes, this one came from Roqiah. Always served with vegetables, often potatoes. Afghani Rice Roqiah Akrami Print Recipe Ingredients  1 to mato crushed1 teaspoon sugar1/4 cup water5 cups water1 teaspoon salt1 cup rice Instructions Fry tomato and sugar in oil until brownAdd 1/4 cup water to tomato mixture (first cool pot in ...

Baklava

Mmmmmm. Little sweet middle eastern pastries. Perfect with black coffee. Baklava Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  800 g filo pastry1 3/4 cups 350 g melted butter or margarine6 cups 750 g nuts (almonds or walnuts or pecans), chopped2.5 cups 500 g sugar2 tablespoons rose water1 teaspoon lemon juice Instructions Layer pastry sheets with butter or margarine between ...

Afghani Chicken

Roqiah explained some traditional Afghani dishes to me – including this one.  Afghani Chicken Roqiah Akrami A traditional Afghani chicken dish. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for marinade2 to matoes chopped1 onion choppedGarlicTiny bit of mint1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon honey1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon mild curry powder1 teaspoon corianderNatural yoghurt optionalIngredients for chicken1 1/2 cups water or ...

Bolanee – Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie

As with all my Afghani recipes, this one came from Roqiah. Serve with any kind of meat, or fried eggs. To be honest it was too oily for me. Bolanee - Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie Roqiah Akrami Print Recipe Ingredients  2 cups flour can have all white flour, or 3 quarters white and 1 quarter ...

Middle Eastern Baked Fish

I think a whole fish looks grand when served up to guests. This is one I’ve made a couple of times.  Middle Eastern Baked Fish A tasty whole fish. You can either season the fish or marinade it. You can also choose accompany the fish with Tarator sauce, Hot Spicy sauce or with Tahina sauce. ...