Recipe for Making a Cherry Shrub

Recipe for Making a Cherry Shrub

You can buy prepared drinking vinegars today. Sometimes we pick up a bottle made by a favorite local barista. But making them is simple and economical. We used this guide to make a batch using Washington-grown Sweetheart cherries.  You can also use other stone fruits cut into small pieces. For berries with drupelets, such as raspberries or blackberries, mash the fruit lightly with a fork before steeping.

Read More

Chicken Basteeya

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds (600g) chicken thighs (leg and thigh attached), 2 to 3 thighs depending on size
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoon vegetable oil or clarified butter
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 inch (5cm) fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups (500ml) water
4 eggs
1 cup (120g) scant blanched almonds (see Note)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange flower water
Zest of 1 lemon and the juice of 1/2 of the lemon
1/4 cup (15g) chopped parsley
1/4 cup (15g) chopped cilantro
7 sheets of filo dough, thawed, if frozen
5 tablespoons (70g) melted unsalted butter
Additional powdered sugar and cinnamon, for dusting the finished basteeya

Read More

Doro Wat -Ethiopian Chicken Stew

Ingredients

3- 3½-pound whole chicken cut in pieces or chicken thighs
3 Tablespoons Spiced butter ( Sub with Cooking oil )or more
¼ cup canola oil
2-3 medium onions sliced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
½ Tablespoon minced ginger½ Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
4-6 Large soft boiled egg, shelled removed
2 Tablespoons Berbere Spice
1 Tablespoon dried basil (optional)
1-2 Fresh lemon
alt and pepper to taste

Read More

LAMB AND CAULIFLOWER STEW WITH HARISSA

Ingredients

5 tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 lb. boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 plum tomatoes, cored and minced
2 large red onions, minced
1⁄2 head cauliflower (cut into large florets, stems peeled and minced)
1⁄3 cup dry white wine
1⁄4 cup tomato paste
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
5 cups lamb or chicken stock
2 tbsp. cornstarch, mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
1⁄3 cup jarred harissa
8 pitted dates, roughly chopped
1⁄2 tsp. smoked paprika
1⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Read More

Homemade Ras el Hanout

INGREDIENTS

One 3-inch cinnamon stick, broken
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon whole cubeb pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
10 green cardamom pods
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
8 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon dried anise seeds
1 teaspoon fresh-grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon, sweet paprika, divided use
1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground mace

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon dried rosebud petals

1 teaspoon dried lavender

Read More

SAI UA (CHIANG MAI SAUSAGE)

Ingredients

3-5 dried red chilis, depending on desired spice level
4-6 dried birds eye chilis, depending on desired spice level
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 stalks lemongrass, sliced
2 large cilantro roots or 4 stems
1 tsp fresh turmeric, ~3 slices
1/2 small head garlic or roughly 7 small-medium cloves, peeled
2 shallots, peeled
250 grams (1/2 lb) pork meat + 75 grams (1/10 lb) pork fat OR 325 grams (3/4 lb) of 20-25% fat ground pork
4 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
1 small bunch of dill, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
6-8 sprigs cilantro, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp water
1/2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1 pinch sugar

Read More

Tom Yum Goong

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups shrimp stock (best), canned chicken stock, or water
10-12 shrimp or 8 oz (head-on and shell-on but chop the eyes part off, devein if you like)
3 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
6 bird’s eyes chilies (pounded)
3 (big) slices galangal
6 kaffir lime leaves (bruised)
2 tablespoons nam prik pao (Thai roasted chili paste)
2 tablespoons oil of nam prik pao
3 teaspoons fish sauce
1 stalk lemongrass (cut into 3-inch strips, pounded with a cleaver)
6 canned straw mushrooms / fresh oyster mushrooms / fresh or canned button mushrooms

Read More

Stuffed cabbage rolls with lingonberries

Ingredients

Cabbage rolls:

  • 1½ kg cabbage
  • 2 teaspoons salt/liter of water
  • ½dl rice
  • 1dl water
  • 4dl milk 3%
  • ½ onion, chopped, sautéed in butter – cool
  • 350g minced meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 pinches of white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons syrup
  • butter
  • water

Sauce:

  • 4dl veal stock – from rolls
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons water, stir together with the flour
  • 1dl whipping cream
  • salt and pepper
  • a little soy
Read More

Swedish Meatballs

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces fresh white bread, crusts removed and bread cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 3/4 unpacked cups)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, minced or grated, divided (see note above)
  • 1 pound 4 ounces ground beef chuck (about 20% fat)
  • 12 ounces ground pork (about 25% fat)
  • 4 teaspoons (18 grams) kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups homemeade chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Minced flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
  • Buttered boiled Yukon gold potatoes and lingonberry jam, for serving (optional)
Read More

Chermoula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cilantro leaves (2 large bunches)
  • 1 1/2 cups parsley leaves (1 large bunch)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves (to taste), halved, green shoots removed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, lightly toasted and ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (more to taste)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Read More

MAHJOUBA (ALGERIAN CRÊPES)

Ingredients

6 small yellow onions, roughly chopped
3 red Holland chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus more for greasing
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 (15-oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes in juice, drained, crushed by hand
2 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
4 1⁄4 cups fine semolina

Read More

North African Meatballs

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SAFFRON TOMATO SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups finely diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
  •  Large pinch saffron, crumbled
  •  Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth or water

FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cubed day-old firm white bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound ground beef or lamb
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallion
  •  All-purpose flour, for dusting
  •  Olive oil or vegetable oil
Read More