Month: June 2008

  • Kefta Kebabs and Cauliflower with Taratur Sauce

    Two new dishes for us tonight: baked cauliflower with a delicious tahini sauce, and ground turkey meatballs with a pomegranate syrup. We had originally planned to make this cauliflower dish (from Lebanese Cuisine) as part of the Lebanese feast last weekend, but there was already way too much food, and so we made an excuse […]

  • TasteSpotting: Say it ain’t so!

    TasteSpotting was without a doubt my favorite food site — I can’t tell you how many recipe ideas and food blogs I discovered though the wonderful photos posted.  I certainly received quite a few visitors myself via TasteSpotting. I’m obviously not alone in my mourning… hopefully details will surface soon. Any replacements out there? Update: […]

  • Salmon Grilled in Grape Leaves

    This recipe is from Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible, and we both really enjoyed this new way of preparing salmon! It’s stuffed with a walnut-cilantro-dill filling, and then wrapped in grape leaves and placed on a hot grill. We served the fish with roasted sunchokes drizzled with truffle oil. Fancy! Lisa says: My dad would really […]

  • Chicken & Shrimp Laksa

    Tonight Lisa made this Chicken & Shrimp Laksa, a curry laksa, adapted from a recipe in Asian Flavors. This Malaysian dish consists of wide rice noodles, chicken, and shrimp in a nicely seasoned coconut broth; stir-fried bean sprouts and snow peas add crunch, color, and texture to the soup. Lisa says: I think it needs […]

  • Arak Cookies

    We had a Lebanese food fest at our friend Megan’s last night, and one of the items we brought were these delicious Arak cookies, adapted from a butter cookie recipe in Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen. The original uses orange flower water, but I thought they’d be delicious with the anise-flavor of […]