Egyptian Sofrito

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook Sofrito from his family. Serve with Egyptian Rice. Egyptian Sofrito Sandy Menir Print Recipe Ingredients  Shrir i.e. muscle with fat, probably cut 7 in Israel , cut into eight slices1/2 cup oil1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon allspice called Black English Pepper in Israel1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon salt Instructions Mix oil and spicesPour over meatMix wellCook ...

Egyptian Rice

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook rice from his family.  Egyptian Rice Recipe Sandy Menir This method of cooking rice leaves a beautiful caramelised crust at the bottom. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 cup rice1.5 cups water2 tablespoons oilSalt Instructions Wash rice in sieve and leave to dryPut water on hob to boilAdd oil and salt ...

Eti’s Pizza

Galit grew up thinking all Pizzas were vegetarian, and in our household that is true. I got the recipe from Eti Wainer-Iluz. One of Galit’s favourites – both Eti and the Pizza.  Eti's Pizza Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Bread Base1 teaspoon sugar2/3 cups warm water 1 part boiling to 2 parts cold20 g 4 teaspoons dry yeast or 50 g ...

Roast Potatoes

Simon does a killer roast potato but there is a hazard warning. He’s not shy of oil.  Roast Potatoes Simon Leatham Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg King Edward potatoes because they are nice and floury, peeled and cut to even sizes1/2 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 180ยบ C (ST: I leave the roasting tray in the oven to preheat that ...

Steak with Honey, Thyme and Mustard Glaze

I had a hankering for steak. Although the recipe is for pan fried steak I have also cooked the steak on the BBQ. That meant I didn’t get the residue in the pan, but I got the BBQ effect. Very tasty. Steak with Honey, Thyme and Mustard Glaze Print Recipe Ingredients  Oil600 grams beef steak2 tablespoons honey1/3 cup lemon juice2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped1 tablespoon seeded mustard1 clove garlic crushed ...

Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli)

Robert and Marie sometimes serve up a very tender shoulder of beef for big family lunches. Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli) Robert and Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  2 kg more or less Beef Shoulder without bone Robert buys "Cut 6" in IsraelSalt and Pepper1 tablespoon Mustard4-5 garlic cloves crushed1 cup boiling water Instructions Tie meatMix salt, pepper, mustard and garlicCover meatLeave for at least 30 minutesFry ...

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
Another tasty dish served for lunch at the Haviv’s. Paprika Chicken Drumsticks Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Chicken drumsticksSalt and black pepperPaprikaLots of garlicOil2/3 cup water Instructions Mix chicken, salt, pepper, paprika and garlicFry chicken in oil until brownAdd water to panCook on low until cooked

English Cake

English Cake
The Haviv family often offer English Cake (Gateaux Anglais) with coffee in the afternoon. It is quite dry, which is good with coffee, but originally didn’t appeal to me. In New Zealand cakes tend to be more moist. Like most of Robert’s recipes this was a bit loose and it took a couple of years ...

Paprika Chicken Wings

Paprika Chicken Wings
I make this dish a lot for my own family. Galit’s mum, Marie, taught it to me.   Paprika Chicken Wings Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  20 Chicken wings cut into two at the joint1-2 big onions cut into thick stripsoil1 teaspoon paprikasalt and black pepper1/4 - 1/2 cup water Instructions Fry onion until soft Add chicken and all seasoning Add 1/4 cup ...

Marie’s Chicken and Potato on the Hob

Marie served this to me late one night. It was left over from a meal the previous day. But it was so good I asked her to make it again. The fresh version was just as good.  Marie's Chicken and Potato on the Hob Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  12 Chicken Drumsticks3-4 Robert says 6 cloves of garlic, ...