Category Archives: Middle Eastern Food

Taboule and Chermoula-style codfish

Our friends from DeliBox came today.

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Taboule and Chermoula-style codfish
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the salad
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 500 gr couscous
  • 100 gr dates, without seed
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ spoon ground cummin
For the fish
  • 4 cod loins, clean
  • 1 lemon, the juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ spoon ground cumin
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • salt
Instructions
For the salad
  1. Boil water in a pan and cook the couscous as described in the packet. Leave to cool.
  2. Chop the mint leaves into fine pieces
  3. Chop the dates, tomatoes, cucucumber and pepper in mirepoix (1 cm squares).
  4. Mix the olive oil, a pinch of salt and cumin to prepare a vinaigrette.
  5. Mix all the ingredients and season with the vinaigrette and serve.
For the fish
  1. Put the cod loins to cook at medium heat in a pan with the olive oil. About 3 minutes each side.
  2. Cut the garlic cloves into thin layers and put to brown in the remaining oil and sauce from the fish.
  3. Once brown, add the cumin, finely chopped parsley and lemon juice. Simmer for a minute while you stir and correct for saltiness and acidity.
  4. Serve the cod loins covered with a couple of spoonfuls of the Charmoula sauce and enjoy!

 

Dema’s Mother’s Baklava

Dema’s mother, who is Palestinian, learnt this baklava recipe from a Lebanese woman while living in New York city, whereupon Dema learnt it already living in Hamburg, and came all the way down to Barcelona to share it with us. The world of food is simply amazing.

Baklava
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: a lot
Ingredients
  • 400 gr of peeled natural walnuts
  • 400 gr of peeled natural almonds
  • 1kg white sugar
  • 2 liters water
  • 250 gr of butter
  • 12 layers of filo pastry
  • cinnamon
Instructions
  1. (Coming soon…)