, , , ,

Pickled Salmon Recipe

Strictly speaking, Pickled Salmon is not cooked: Please don't gasp! Pickled salmon pickles much the way herring and pickles do, in a brine. The combination of vinegar-salt-sugar cures the fish quickly and effortlessly. The ketchup imparts wonderful…
babka
, , , , , , , ,

NYC Babka Winner. My Own Babka Recipe. All Variations

Babka and New York City: That endless love affair is no secret. Babka is the ultimate dessert comfort food, Jewish soul food. Mind you, babka mania extends way beyond Jewish homes and Shtibles, and pours into all homes, Jewish or not, European…
chopped liver
, , , , , , ,

Chopped Liver Recipe. Lighter Variation

Chopped liver, provided it's well made,  shouldn't be treated as... chopped liver. We always confess our love for all things liver as a sort of illicit guilty pleasure.  We grew up eating it quite often, enjoyed it in moderate amounts without…
potato pie
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Moroccan Potato Pie (Amhammar) Recipe. Chicken Variation

Moroccan Potato Pie: A great favorite in our Moroccan cuisine. This rustic dish (Amhammar) is a good example of how we make something rich (eggs) or starchy (potatoes) go a long way. Do not be alarmed by the number of eggs used: When you…
lima beans
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Moroccan Artichoke and Lima Beans Tajine Recipe

Lima beans (or fava beans) herald the arrival of spring. Cooked together with artichokes, this tajine stars a flavor match made in heaven. Artichokes and lima beans are two huge favorites in our Moroccan Cuisine. This dish stands alone as…
salmon tajine
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce Recipe. Chicken Variation

Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce is one of my favorite salmon dishes: So simple and so delicious. We Sephardis are suckers for Mustard-Caper-Lemon Trinity. Here is just about all you need to know when you make salmon tajine or any other…
stuffed cabbage
, , , , , , , , ,

Lazy Not Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Huh? NOT stuffed cabbage? I would like to say that it is this week's inclement weather which is inspiring me to make this wonderful comfort food, except I love comfort foods anytime anywhere, in all seasons. Cabbage, tomatoes, rice, meat (or…
bean soup
, , , , , , , , , , ,

Bean Soup Moroccan Style Recipe

Moroccan Bean Soup: Another delicious all-vegetarian and inexpensive Moroccan soup. You'll be happy to have preserved lemons on hand. They do wonders for bean and many other dishes. And if you don't, settle today for lemon zest, and set…
energy bites
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Energy Bites. Quick Halva Recipe. Gluten-Free

Energy bites and Quick Halva: We all love the wonderful taste of halvah, that great Sephardi dessert classic confection starring Tehina paste and sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets. But hardly ever get near it because of the prohibitive…
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Quinoa Variation. Gluten-Free

Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Kasha, known to much of the world as buckwheat, is a staple in many Eastern European countries. Toasting the kasha before cooking it gives it a delicious nutty taste, and rolling it in beaten…
potato tajine
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Moroccan Potato Tajine Recipe. All Variations

Potato Tajine is Sephardi food at its simplest and most fragrant. Straight from the Moroccan kitchen of my childhood. Potato Tajine is ridiculously simple: Easy ingredients, easy maintenance. I have included several variations of this potato…
herring salad
, , , , , , , ,

Herring Salad Recipe. White Fish Salad Variation

My herring salad is a new-age take on herring. I suspect many of you have the same problem I do with the regular herring salad offerings we are used to: We all love herring and all briny smoked salty cured foods. But the amount of salt can…