Category: Appetizers

Quinoa Tabouleh

Quinoa Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 3/4 cups water Instructions Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 more minutes.Fluff with a fork. Salad 3 cups packed chopped fresh curly-leaf parsley1 cup packed chopped fresh…


Latkes

  Easy, Simple and Delicious INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes such as Russet (3 to 4 potatoes)1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered1 large egg2 tablespoons matzo meal or unseasoned dry breadcrumbs1 teaspoon kosher salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 cup canola oil Applesauce and sour cream, for serving INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oven and fit one baking sheet with paper towels and another with a cooling…


Stuffed Cabbage

1 4–5 pound head green cabbage Meat filling2 pounds ground minced meat2 eggs, beaten together½ cup long-grain rice, parboiled for 3 minutes1 cup fresh bread crumbs1 onion, grated on coarse side of a box grater2¼ teaspoons salt½ teaspoon freshly grated black pepper Sauce2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 medium onion, finely minced1 28-ounce can tomato pureed1/3 cup…


Greek Wings

Zest and juice of 1 lemon 6garlic cloves, crushed ½cup extra-virgin olive oil 1Tbsp. cracked black pepper 1¼ tsp. kosher salt 2tsp. dried oregano 3lb. chicken wings or less Assemble Sauce ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1small garlic clove, finely grated ½tsp. cayenne pepper ½tsp. cracked black pepperKosher salt ¼cup chopped…


Mock Chopped Liver

recipe from Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking. Vegetarian, pareve, gluten free, kosher for Pesach Ingredients 6 tbsp mild-flavored frying oil, divided 2-3 medium onions, chopped1 lb white mushrooms in 1/4 inch thick slices3 hard boiled eggs, quartered1/2 cup shelled walnuts1/2 tsp kosher salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperSliced scallions and/or butter lettuce (optional – for garnish)Matzo (to serve with – optional – use GF matzo if gluten free) Instructions…


SPICED MEAT With HUMMUS

(2 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil (1 lb) ground beef (1 tbsp) vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped (1 tsp) kosher salt, (1 tsp ) cayenne pepper (1 tsp) ground cumin (½ tsp) ground sumac (½ cup) beef or chicken broth or water (2 tbsp) tamarind paste (2 tbsp) tomato paste…


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

FOR THE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:2 tbsp. canola oil1 medium yellow onion, minced1 15-oz. can tomato sauce the juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp.)¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugarKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteFOR THE MEATBALLS:2 lb. ground beef chuck2 eggs, beaten⅓ cup long-grain white rice, parboiled for 3 minutes1…


Slow-Cooked Bell Peppers

Bell peppers get sweet and silky when they slow-roast. Then use them to top ricotta toast, or serve as a side, or chop them up and mix into a salad. INGREDIENTS 4 red bell peppers, halved, seeds and ribs removed1/2 head of garlic2 sprigs oregano2 dried bay leaves1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil3/4 tsp. kosher salt…


Yotam Ottolenghi’s grilled pepper salad with cucumber and herbs.

  It works as a starter, with bread, as a side dish or as part of a meze spread. 4 green peppers, stems removed, deseeded and flesh cut into roughly 3cm pieces ( I used All Red Peppers )2 red peppers, stems removed, deseeded and flesh cut into roughly 3cm pieces4 medium vine tomatoes  cut…


Cooked Red Pepper & Tomato Salad

Makes 3 cups INGREDIENTS 4 red bell peppers 1/4 cupextra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 6), peeled, seeded and diced 4 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste PREPARATION 1. Halve the peppers lengthwise. Remove…


PECAN MEATBALLS

From The Chew ingredients SPAGHETTI & PECAN MEATBALLS Pecan Meatballs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 medium yellow onion (minced) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups pecan meal 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 bunch flat parsley (chopped) 1 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon hot…


Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8-10 tomatoes, sliced thick, I get 4 slices for each tomato, fill a sheet pan in a single layer. 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on…


Mom’s Pickled Salmon

This Pickled Salmon recipe is a family favorite served at a well known Montreal steakhouse. As far as appetizer recipes go, this one is a winner because it is prepared days ahead of time and keeps well in the fridge for at least a week. This dish is tried and true – you will land…


Roasted Garlic

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 2. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 off the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic. 3. Place the garlic heads in a baking pan. Drizzle a couple teaspoons…


Red Chili and Cheddar Crackers

These little babies are OMG good. The spicy kick in these little bites is perfectly balanced with a deep rich Cheddar flavor. The key is to use the very best aged Cheddar possible Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes 4…


Best-Ever Guacamole

2 ripe avocados 3 tomatoes 3 green onions 1 jalapeno (deseeded) 3 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 cup oil 1 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions 1. Dice tomatoes and drain in a colander for 5 minutes. Chop the jalapeno and the onions. I did this all in the food…


Hummus with Spicy Chickpeas

HUMMUS ¼ cup dried parsley 4 cloves garlic 2 , 19 oz cans chick peas, ( one drained, save liquid of the other) 2/3 cup olive oil 3/4 cup Tahini (sesame seed paste) 3/4  cup fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoon salt Fresh ground pepper 1 teaspoon cumin. In your food processor. Drop garlic and process…


Bread Dipping Oil

A simple recipe for making an herbed olive oil dip for Italian bread. Serve in a shallow bowl, and let your guests help themselves. Makes 1 Cup : 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar (Optional) 1 Tablespoon Each: Chopped Fresh Basil & Parsley 1 Tablespoon Chopped Dried Oregano 1 to 2…


Salsa Verde

MAKES 3 CUPS this emerald-colored condiment is Italy’s quintessential dipping sauce. the rich basil-parsley salsa is enjoyed with everything from bread sticks and grilled vegetables to roasted meat and fish. ingredients 2 cups basil leaves 3 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped cornichons 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 medium shallot, chopped…