Shish Taouk is a traditional Middle Eastern chicken shish kebab. The yogurt marinade includes garlic, paprika, fresh herbs, ginger and lemon juice.The common theme with Shish taouk is that it is made of chicken and the marinade includes lemon and yogurt. Sometimes tomato paste is added, mostly for color enhancement.
Saltimbocca alla Romana are slices of beef covered in prosciutto, dredged in flour and then pan fried in butter and olive oil. A robust sauce is then made with fresh sage leaves, Marsala and lemon juice from the brown bits in the skillet.
A western twist on a traditional and popular Mediterranean sponge cake known as Revani. Apple sauce, cinnamon and cloves flavor this Ottoman era dessert.
Revani Tarifi is an easy Turkish sponge cake. Flavored sugar syrup is poured over a hot cake resulting in a delicately flavored sweet cake traditionally garnished with almonds, coconut or ground pistachios.
This Turkish Middle Eastern semolina cake dessert gets its flavor from fresh lemon juice and zest. An easy sponge cake that bakes up quickly and absorbs a delightful lemony sugar syrup. Make your Turkish delight fancy with a star pattern and almond slivers.
A traditional Nigerian street food, Suya is meat on a stick. A spicy peanut seasoning is rubbed into the meat and served as a condiment after cooking over an open flame. This meat on a stick is portable and fun to eat.
Mung Bean Soup is a super nutritious and easy soup to make. Just sauté and simmer. The combination of spices and fresh ingredients will make this vegetarian soup one of your favorites. This soup cooks up fast enough for a weeknight family meal.
Persian koobideh is ground meat mixed with onions and parsley. It is formed around a flat Persian skewer and grilled over hot coals. It is then served off the skewer with sides such as yogurt sauce, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and flat bread.
Roasting cauliflower elevates this brassica veggie to a smokey and crispy new level. The cooking process is simple enough for beginner cooks and fancy enough for Sunday dinner. Serve this veggie along side your favorite entree for a special dinner or make some and save for easy weeknight meals.
The cucumber sandwich is a traditional tea time finger sandwich that is hearty enough to satisfy an appetite in between meals. This dainty little sandwich originated in Great Britain and was made popular during the Edwardian era. Enjoy these little sandwiches as appetizers or snacks to carry you over until dinner without making you feel too full. A perfect way to used up extra cucumbers too.