Monday, November 28, 2011

Turkish Spread

1 eggplant, medium size
3-4 garlic cloves
1 lemon
1 cup yogurt
1-2 Tbsp mayo
1 Tsp ketchup
1 Tsp dijon mustard
1 Tsp olive oil
salt, pepper taste
black olives to decorate
3 cups water

Peel eggplant and cut it into 1/2 in squares. Chop garlic into large pieces. Squeeze lemon into water. Boil the water and cook the eggplant and garlic. Drain the water and discard it. Press with spoon to force all water out. Mash the eggplant and garlic together.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Put in a nice serving dish and decorate with black olives. You can also decorate with other colorful herbs or veggies, such as cherry tomatoes and chives.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dried Pepper Spread

10 dried red peppers
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
150g finely ground walnuts
1/3 cup oil
salt to taste
2 Tbsp oil to spread over the top
1 radish to decorate

Cook dried red peppers until they become soft (about 30 minutes). Discard all the seeds. Use a sharp knife to scrape all the meat from the skin. Discard the skins. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Once in a serving dish, spread more oil over to top to create a shine surface.

Decorate with a radish. You can use a grater to cut a radish into a thin strip all around, then form it into a flower.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Smoked Salmon Rolls

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
85g purpose flour
1 Tbsp butter, softened
1 green onion, chopped
100g smoked salmon
120g cream cheese
chopped chives and/or parsley
salt to taste

First make the crapes. Mix egg, milk, flour, button, salt and green onion. Allow it to rest for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. The dough will be denser than for regular crapes. Make 4 thick crapes. If you have chives and parsley, shop it and mix in with cream cheese. Spread cream cheese over crapes. Cover with smacked salmon. Roll. Cut off the ends. Wrap each roll into the foil and levee in the refrigerator over night. Take out before serving and cut into 6 peaces each.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Serbia- Soul Food

Hello! With a lack of my own recipes, I feel obligated to post something. Here is a nice video my mom sent me of Serbian food, I thought would be nice to share with everyone.

I am heading home this weekend, so I will be able to enjoy some of this over the next couple of weeks. While I enjoy the real thing, I hope you guys enjoy this video. :)