Moroccan Date Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

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Moroccan Date Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

No Comments 30 March 2014

This modern twist on the traditional Charoset recipe for your Passover Seder,was created by my new friend  Jennifer Abadi, author of a wonderful new cookbook,  A Fistful of Lentils . Jennifer’s passion for carrying on her family’s Syrian Jewish tradition is evident within the 125 recipes that she shares with us.

Upon reading that Jennifer’s recipes were inspired by her grandmother Fritzie Abadi A’H  I realized that Jennifer and I have a connection. Five years ago, I set out to produce a coffee table book  documenting the artwork of 200 of our communities artists of which all of the proceeds were donated to Magen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn.

“Our Art”- A collection of the Artists of the Syrian Jewish Community.

Guess which artist’s work is on the first page? None other than Fritzie Abadi A’H’ herself!

The quote on the page, as told to me 5 years ago by Mrs. Luna Sutton (who recently passed away in her late 90′s and who bought the painting from Fritzie 50 years ago), is,

“When Fritzie Abadi painted these in the 1920′s, it was said that she was inspired by the strong features of the typical Syrian woman that immigrated to America at the time.”

So, you can see that in her own way, Jennifer’s grandma Fritzi was also trying to preserve memories of her heritage!

You should also know that Fritzi’s father Chacham Matloub Abadi was a great Rabbi of the Syrian community in the early 1900′s, but that is another story…..

Hope you enjoyed that little tidbit of info!

Moroccan Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

photograph by April Selditch

“Here they are!!  I rolled the Moroccan Charroset Truffles  in three flavors: cinnamon, crushed almond and coconut.
They are so delicious!  Yep, I tasted one. April. “

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 6 large Medjool dates or 10 regular-size dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dark raisins
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sweet Passover wine, such as Manischewitz

For Serving:

1 box of matzah sheets or tea size matzahs

Cinnamon (for dusting the outside)

1. Place the walnuts and almonds in the food processor and pulse until coarsely ground, but not into a meal-like consistency (about 30 seconds).

2. Add the dates and raisins and combine in the food processor until a thick paste is formed.

3. Add one tablespoon of the wine at a time until the paste is smooth but not so sticky that you cannot roll it into small balls.

4. Taking approximately one tablespoon at a time, roll the thick paste into 1-inch balls* (if the paste is sticking too much to your hands, try dipping your hands in cold water and then rolling them) and sprinkle the outsides lightly with cinnamon. Store balls in a tightly covered plastic container in refrigerator for up to one week.

5. Dust the outsides of the balls with ground cinnamon. Serve charoset balls at room temperature on a platter, alongside tea matzahs (can also be served as a paste in one or two small dessert bowls, placed at either end of the seder table.)

Yield: Serves 6 to 8 (approximately 1 ½ cups or 24 one-inch balls)

*Note: If you wish to serve the mixture in the more common way of a paste in a bowl, then add a little more wine and warm water to make a bit smoother and softer for spreading.

©Jennifer Felicia Abadi

(Author of: A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie’s Kitchen)
www.FistfulofLentils.com

 

 

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Passover Chocolate Pudding, Cream and Caramel Drizzled Brownie Shots

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Passover Chocolate Pudding, Cream and Caramel Drizzled Brownie Shots

6 Comments 30 March 2014

The jewish Hostess Brownie Shots

This Passover dessert recipe is so chic and gourmet looking, that your guests will never believe that you made it yourself. Created by my niece Shirley of Homebaked NYC, its a sure Passover dessert WINNER! Remember to order a set of shot glasses for serving these decadent easy desserts! See the slideshow of cool shot glass designs below available for easy shopping on Amazon.com.

    

Passover Chocolate Pudding, Cream and Caramel Drizzled Brownie Shots

Passover Chocolate Pudding, Cream and Caramel Drizzled Brownie Shots

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Passover chocolate pudding mix.- make as directed.
  • 1 container Passover Rich Whip whipped cream- whip as directed
  • 1 box brownie mix- Kosher for Passover -make as directed

Instructions

    For Brownie Mix:
  1. Layer half into bottom of pan,
  2. Spread thin layer of caramel over it.
  3. Sprinkle a little sea salt over the brownie layer,
  4. Top with the remaining brownie batter.
  5. Bake as directed and sprinkle a little more sea salt over cooled brownies.
  6. Cut once cooled.
  7. For Caramel Drizzle go to this recipe on thejewishhostess.com
  8. layer in shot glasses according to the photo.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/passover-chocolate-pudding-cream-and-caramel-drizzled-brownie-shots/

 

Caramel Drizzle Ingredients:

 1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tbsp milk or pareve rich whip
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt

Directions

Melt butter, and cook over medium heat until light brown, stirring constantly. Add brown sugar, and cook until sugar melts. Remove from heat, add milk or pareve rich whip stirring constantly. Slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer. Beat until mixture reaches glaze consistency.
Drizzle on top of brownies

adapted from http://www.ifood.tv/

 



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Passover Coated Crunchy Chicken Kabobs

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Passover Coated Crunchy Chicken Kabobs

No Comments 29 March 2014

  1. Soak wood skewers
  2. Cut 3 lbs chicken cutlets into cubes.
  3. Thread 4 on each skewer.
  4. Roll in a bowl of potato starch
  5. Then roll in a bowl of osem chicken sauce that has 2 tbsp oil mixed in.
  6. Then roll in a bowl of whole grain matzo meal that has dried parsley, garlic powder, allspice, cumin, salt, mixed in.
  7. Make sure to get in between chunks of chicken.
  8. Freeze on a tray.
  9. When ready to cook, defrost and place atop a cookie sheet that has oil spread with a paper towel atop.
  10. Drizzle top of chicken skewers with oil. Keep turning as they bake. First covered 20 min and then uncover for 10-15.
  11. Easy and Quick- for Passover holiday night, weeknight, kids and adults!

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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies by Lisa Bailey

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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies by Lisa Bailey

4 Comments 29 March 2014

There is nothing like a fresh delicious chocolate chip cookie. This is why I make the batter and freeze them raw.   I can pull them out and just bake before serving.

Kosher Ingredients: 2 cups cake meal

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 sticks margarine

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips

Directions

Combine dry ingredients, cake meal, baking soda and salt

Melt margarine in microwave, cream with sugars add eggs and vanilla

Add in dry mixture then chips

Shape into balls and flatten a little (these cookies will remain the same shape after baking )

May freeze at this point

Bake 350 (preheated oven) for 10-12 min do not over bake

Enjoy,

Lisa Bailey


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Passover Sliced Apple Tart Dessert

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Passover Sliced Apple Tart Dessert

1 Comment 28 March 2014

This recipe is by @evelynsiouni

This recipe is by @evelynsiouni

Passover Apple Tart

Passover Apple Tart

Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 1 3/4 c matzah cake meal
  • 1 c confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 tsp sale
  • 1 c margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c apricot preserves
  • 3-4 granny smith apples cut into thin slices
  • cinnamon and sugar

Instructions

    For the dough:
  1. Mix 1 3/4 cups matzah cake meal, 1 cup confectioners sugar,1/8 teaspoon salt,1 cup of margarine,2 teaspoons vanilla,1 large egg
  2. (I mix by hand but can be done in a mixer)
  3. Don't over mix
  4. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  5. When dough is ready press into tart pan
  6. Spread about 1/2 cup of apricot preserves on top.
  7. Peel, core, and cut 3-4 granny smith apples into thin slices (1/8 to a 1/4 inch thin)
  8. Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern over the preserves and brush with apricot glaze:
  9. Make the glaze:
  10. Heat 1/2 cup apricot preserves until boils, remove from heat, strain,and add a tbsp of water.)
  11. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the the glaze
  12. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minute
  13. Brush extra apricot glaze over the baked tart to seal.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/passover-sliced-apple-tart-dessert/

 

 

 

“Dare to Be Different” Recipe for Passover Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

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“Dare to Be Different” Recipe for Passover Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

2 Comments 28 March 2014

cover photo by Danielle Gindi

How impressive is Robin Jemal? Not only is she known to be a fabulous cook, but she has managed to compile all of her gourmet kosher recipes into one fantastic brand new cookbook.  Unveiled this week at Robin’s home,  friends, family, and hundreds of community women were buying “Dare to be Different” by the armful. Easy to follow  recipes combine Robin’s Middle Eastern Jewish heritage with a timeless modern twist.  Salads, Pastas, Meat, Dairy and Pareve dishes for all of your family and holiday meals are photographed to perfection. At $36. its a perfect Jewish Hostess Hanukkah gift, and you wont be able to buy just one! You will be tempted to buy one for each of the Jewish Hostesses in your life!

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“Hi, my name is Robin Jemal and I am excited to introduce my first cookbook to the fans of the Jewish Hostess.“Dare to be Different” is a collection of some of the clever dishes I have developed and adapted from years of experimenting with various recipes. It includes never before seen recipes, as well as some of our classic, Middle Eastern dishes, but with a twist; dishes that make me feel like I can entertain a group or even just my family with ease.

From an early age, I took an interest in cooking and entertaining. Cooking for me was fun, daring and always different. My out-of-the-box cooking style has developed from watching my mom in her kitchen, yet always adding a bit of a twist to our routine recipes. Is it a style that challenges a different and exciting cooking experience: a style that is daring yet delicious, different yet dazzling.

Here is the first of my dazzling dishes for you to sample. Hope you enjoy, have fun, and dare to be different!!

–Robin Jemal”

photo by Danielle Gindi

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Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

  • 8 green squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed (divided)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 plum tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch
  • thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • Sugar
  • 2 pounds of Crimini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Pesto ( see recipe pg 65)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • (optional)

Directions:

  1. Using a julienne peeler, peel 8 green squash vertically to make spaghetti.
  2. Sauté 2 cloves garlic in olive oil for 1 minute and add squash. Add salt and pepper and cook on a low flame 5-7 minutes. Close fire and add pesto to squash. If using heavy cream, add it to pesto. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Oven dried tomatoes: Slice tomatoes in rounds and place on tray with olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, crushed garlic and a sprinkle of sugar. Bake uncovered at 300°F for 2½-3 hours.
  4. Roasted mushrooms: Clean Crimini mushrooms with a dry paper towel. Cut off tough stems and slice mushroom in half. Place them on a tray and add pepper, fresh rosemary and olive oil. Roast uncovered at 400°F for 40 minutes. When mushrooms are roasted, remove from oven, add salt and set aside.
  5. Place squash mixture at room temperature around the circumference of a round dish. Leave room in the center and place the mushrooms. Top the squash with oven dried tomatoes and serve.

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Terri’s Lamb Shanks for Passover

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Terri’s Lamb Shanks for Passover

3 Comments 28 March 2014

Every time I get a gourmet recipe from Terri,I know it’s a good one. Every single woman in her family is either a gourmet kosher cook, a talented photographer, an entrepeneur, a professional baker, and the list goes on… thanks Terri !

To all my Jewish Hostesses- keep sending recipes and a little something about yourself to me! marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

“Hi Marlene,

My cousin gave me this delicious recipe for kosher lamb shanks, my kids were licking their fingers.

If you like lamb they will love this easy recipe.
I bought 6  lamb shanks for my family, a little too much but we had leftovers the next day.

Its a great passover recipe!

  • 6 lamb shanks
  • 3 crushed garlic
  • A little  olive oil,
  • kosher salt,
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • 2-3  sliced onions

Covered 2-3 hours at 350 degrees.

How Easy? Enjoy!

Love, Terri ”

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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

2 Comments 27 March 2014

When making our Passover, Sukkot, Rosh Hashanah menus etc., its easy to get overwhelmed by the thousands of kosher recipes on many other sites. Here at The Jewish Hostess, I really try to sort through all of the wonderful kosher Jewish holiday recipes out there, and I try to publish the ones that I would make for my own Jewish holiday and  Passover dinners. This minute steak recipe is delicious and takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Its a no brainer. Thanks Elyse Lincer for sending it in!

:Hi Marlene,
Just prepared this minute steak roast for passover. I got it from Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein.
I made it yesterday before shabbat and it looked so good I had to sneak a piece!!  Was delish and very easy.. And freezes well too!”
Elyse Lincer
Ingredients for this kosher recipe:
  • 1 minute steak roast sliced and deveined by your kosher butcher into 2 pieces.
  • 1 c barbeque sauce
  • 1 c   ketchup
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 10 cloves of garlic, chopped in food processor.

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil.
  2. Mix together sauces and sugar  in a separate bowl.
  3. Place meat in a roaster
  4. Add onion, garlic and sauce on top of roast.
  5. Bake at 350 for an hour.
  6. When cool, slice and freeze on top of kosher for Passover parchment paper (parchment can have flour sprinkled on it) lined in a tin.
  7. If serving fresh, slice thin and reheat at 350 degrees for another half hour.

 

 

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The Secret Trick to Boiling Gorgeous Eggs for an Elegant Seder Plate

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The Secret Trick to Boiling Gorgeous Eggs for an Elegant Seder Plate

11 Comments 27 March 2014

Even though the hard boiled or roasted egg that is placed on the Passover seder plate is symbolic of mourning and destruction of the Beit Hamikdash in Jerusalem, Jewish Hostesses worldwide can still beautify their seder plates by using this unique idea from Apartment Therapy.  Create your own unique Passover seder patterns that may even impress Eliyahu Hanavi!

Recipe and photos via  thekitchn. 

Huevos Haminados
Makes 12 eggs

all measurements are approximate
Onion skins
2 tablespoons peppercorns
2 tablespoons salt
4 tablespoons of white vinegar (or 2 glugs, as Sierra says)
4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 dozen eggs
pretty leaves, such as parsley or cilantro (optional)
clean pantyhose (optional)

You begin by asking your grocer for as many discarded brown onion skins they can give you. For a dozen eggs, we used about 8 cups, although it’s recommended that you have twice that for the best color, particularly if you are slow-cooking them. If the onion skins are dirty, wash them before proceeding.

Fill a large soup pot with the skins, cover with water, and bring it to a boil. You should see the color of the water change to medium brown. Then add the peppercorns, salt, and white vinegar. Turn down the heat to a simmer.

Gently lower the eggs in the water, making sure they are completely covered, and add more water if necessary. Cover the surface of the water with the oil, and then cover the pot with a lid. Let simmer, covered, until the eggs are a rich mahogany color – about an hour.

Cooked this way, the eggs have just the slightest flavor of onions, and are similar to hardboiled eggs. If you want hot eggs on your Sabbath table, you can move the pot to a preheated slow oven (about 225F) after you add the eggs. The longer cooking time will increase the onion flavor, although it will still be delicate.
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Before adding the eggs, you can press a decorative leaf such as parsley, cilantro, or even a leaf from your garden to the outside. Affix the leaf with pantyhose, tied in a tight knot. Just to be safe, we would refrain from cooking these pantyhose clad eggs in the oven.

The longer you cook the eggs, the more likely they are to crack. They’ll have a spiderweb-like pattern on them, similar to Chinese tea eggs and more of the onion flavor.
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Arleen’s Secret Family Recipe- Syrian Style Pickled Vegetables

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Arleen’s Secret Family Recipe- Syrian Style Pickled Vegetables

8 Comments 27 March 2014

Syriian STYLE PICKLES, The Jewish Hostess

“Hi Marlene,
We love your site. I thought your followers would appreciate this colorful array of pickled vegetables. My mother gave us this recipe long ago and prided herself on the perfect proportions of water to vinegar to salt. She used to make all of her children a huge mason jar full of peppers every Passover. I now do the same.
Happy holiday and I hope you share this with your followers.
Arleen Morano

Thanks Arleen for sharing your family recipe with us! Marlene

Syrian Style Pickles

Syrian Style Pickles

Ingredients

  • Mason Jar
  • 5 c water
  • 1 c white vinegar
  • 1/2 c kosher salt
  • 18 peppers, sliced
  • celery, sliced into 3 inch sticks or on the diagonal
  • carrots sliced long or on the diagonal
  • lots of garlic cloves
  • 2 cauliflower, sliced with the stem
  • 1 beet for each jar, sliced
  • dill
  • 1 tsp oil

Instructions

  1. Pile each type of sliced vegetables into separate mason jars layering with garlic.
  2. Top with a sprinkle of dill.
  3. add
  4. 5 c water
  5. 1 c vinegar
  6. 1/2 c kosher salt
  7. Add 1 tsp oil leave out for 1 day, and then put in fridge
  8. For the cauliflower and turnips: Add sliced beets for color and top with dill.
    These pickles take about three to five days to fully develop flavor.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/arleens-secret-family-recipe-syrian-style-pickled-vegetables/

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Zuchinni Pasta Salad with Sautéed  Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

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Zuchinni Pasta Salad with Sautéed Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

8 Comments 27 March 2014

 

Zucchini Pasta, The jewish hostess

Grated Zuchinni

Dear Hostesses,

Welcome to the carb free world of zucchini pasta! I wouldn’t expect any kid under 16 to really gobble it up and think it’s spaghetti, but this dish is truly for eaters like me who crave the carbs, but don’t want the end result to  end up as an extension of our butts as we start to peel off our cozy winter layers.

So, here goes… it all starts with an easy $3.99 zucchini shredder and a couple of dark green Italian zucchini.   First put on some cooking gloves and  scrub your zucchini with a clean Dobie Sponge and some running cold water to get off all of the sandy grit  that will give your zucchini pasta an unwelcome crunch.

Next, hold your zucchini in one hand (wearing your cooking gloves) and shred away. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use your new shredder.

Next-   add your shredded zuchinni to some garlic and hot pepper flakes that have been warming up  in olive oil that has been starting to get fragrant on a low flame.

 Sauté for about 4-5 minutes mixing with a spoon. Over-sautéing will make it mushy. If you are serving it the next day (Like for Shabbat lunch), then just sauté your garlic and hot pepper flakes and add into your zucchini pasta an hour or two before serving.  Cover it in a bowl till you are ready to serve. The garlic and hot pepper flakes will cook it last minute and wont leave you with a reduced puddle of pre-cooked mush.

Sauté sliced mushrooms in a separate pot with some garlic, you can also lightly sauté some halved cherry tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, or any combination that you can dream up. Shred some parmesan and sprinkle on top, add pesto, or just leave in a pretty bowl on the side so that your guests can help themselves. Of course this dish can be made pareve by just omitting the cheese. Im sure that you will enjoy this dish and will continue to serve it all year round (even as part of your Passover menu!)  using different combinations each time.

Enjoy! Marlene

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

1 Comment 27 March 2014

 

Dear Hostesses, 

I am honored to present this  fabulous holiday chicken recipe from Kim Kushner’s brand new kosher cookbook, The Modern Menu. Chock full of gorgeous color photos and easy directions, Kim’s innovative  recipes are the ones that you will keep making over and over again. Kim began her studies at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, where she excelled in their Professional Culinary Program. The Modern Menu, 5 years in the making, is a culmination of her very own delicious, easy, and modern recipes. Its a perfect hostess gift for the holidays. Every Jewish Hostess should make sure to have a copy of their own in their  kitchen!  

Enjoy! Marlene

 

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken for Passover or Jon’s Roast Chicken

by Kim Kushner

“This dish, a weekly staple in my house and my husband Jon’s favorite, is a perfect example of how a few top-quality ingredients are all you need to make a fabulous meal.Cooking this chicken on a vertical chicken roaster stand (available online) allows you to roast a whole chicken in an upright position. The result is unfailingly moist and juicy chicken. In a pinch, you can use an empty soda can! The chicken tastes best the day it is roasted.”

The Jewish Hostess, Kim Kushner roast chicken

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken for Passover

Serving Size: Serves 4 to 6

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken for Passover

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-to 4-pound) roaster chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Generously season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the chicken’s cavity and then stuff what’s left of it into the cavity. Squeeze the juice of the remaining lemon all over the outside of the chicken and throw the halves into the pan.
  2. Cut a ¼-inch slice off the top of the garlic bulb and discard the top. The garlic cloves should be peeking out of the top. Place the bulb on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle the oil over the top, and wrap tightly.
  3. Stuff the garlic into the chicken cavity followed by
  4. 4 thyme sprigs.
  5. Insert the roaster stand into the chicken cavity, pushing it in as far as it will go. Stand the chicken in a roasting pan and place the remaining thyme sprigs over the chicken. Roast for 1 hour. Reduce the tempera­ture to 325°F and roast for an additional 20 minutes, until cooked through to the bone and the juices run clear at the thickest part of the breast. Let cool slightly.
  6. Carefully remove the lemon and wrapped garlic from the chicken cavity. Discard the thyme sprigs. Squeeze any juice from the cooked lemons over the chicken, then discard. Unwrap the garlic and squeeze the softened cloves over the chicken. Cut the chicken into eight pieces and serve warm. Alternatively, let it come to room temperature before serving.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/lemon-garlic-roast-chicken-for-passover/

 

 

Apricot and Honey Easy Kosher Brisket Recipe

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Apricot and Honey Easy Kosher Brisket Recipe

5 Comments 27 March 2014

Enjoy this delicious kosher  brisket recipe from the new gourmet kosher cookbook from The Guardians of the Los Angeles Home for the Aging. This cookbook is a great Passover Gift Idea as well as a great way to give tzedakah to this wonderful cause!

Apricot and Honey Easy Kosher Brisket Recipe

by :Danielle Ames-Spivak

  • 5 pound brisket
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 jar of apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 bottle of dark beer
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions: Place brisket in large pan.  Coat with onion soup mix and cover with tin foil.  Cook on 300 for 3 hours.  Add lemon juice, ginger, apricots, jam, honey, brown sugar, beer and pepper.

Support The Guardians of the Los Angeles Home for the Aging Young Women’s Division by pre-ordering their Taste of Jewish Heritage 2011 cookbook.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Jewish Home.  The book is a compilation of recipes from The Guardians and the Home’s residents.  It is available for $41 and will be ready to ship by Chanukah. A perfect CHANUKAH GIFT!!!

To purchase a copy click this link: http://www.laguardians.com/Cart/EventDetails.aspx?ID=128 For any questions please emailguardianscookbook@gmail.com

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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

3 Comments 27 March 2014

This simple Passover dessert recipe is so easy and delicious with three simple  Passover ingredients!

Enjoy, and we will all detox AFTER Passover!  Marlene

 

Passover Ingredients:

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 matzos, broken into several pieces
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. MELT chocolate in small saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. DIP each matzo piece partially into chocolate; sprinkle with coconut.
  3. PLACE on wax paper-covered tray. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/chocolate-and-coconut-dipped-matzah-dessert-for-passover/

 

 

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Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

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Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

2 Comments 27 March 2014

 

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 Though I have to admit that I am partial to my mother in law’s Syrian style Haroset, I love sharing haroset recipes from other communities. Come to think of it, how nice would it be to add a selection of different Harosets from around the world on the table with their own place cards? 

Here are some photos  that I just gathered for some table top food tagging inspiration….

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Enjoy Jennifer Abadi’s Yemenite style Haroset recipe and check out her Passover site HERE.

Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

Yield: Serves 6 (Makes 1 ½ cups)

Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

Ingredients

    For Charoset:
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice, or kosher for Passover sweet red wine
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, or 1 cup coarsely chopped apple (skin left on)
  • 1/2 cups small dates, pitted (these are usually a bit drier than the mejool kind)
  • 4 to 6 large mejool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup black raisins
  • For Serving:
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons kosher for Passover sweet red wine
  • Matzah

Instructions

  1. Place walnuts, almonds, and sesame seeds into the food processor and pulse quickly 3 or 4 times, just until the walnuts and almonds are broken down a little bit.
  2. Add the pomegranate juice (or wine), pomegranate seeds (or apple pieces), dates, and raisins and process until a thick paste.
  3. Pour into a medium container and seal. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freezer for up to two weeks. When ready to eat, bring to room temperature. Blend with a few tablespoons of wine until the consistency of apple butter, or serve thick as is.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/dukeh-yemenite-style-charoset-with-black-raisins-toasted-sesame-seeds-dates-and-pomegranate-seeds/

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Passover Brick Roast with Red Wine and Red Onion Garnish

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Passover Brick Roast with Red Wine and Red Onion Garnish

2 Comments 27 March 2014

Thank you Yael from Culinary Kosher! When I asked Yael for the BEST PASSOVER ROAST from her site, she sent me this red wine marinated brick roast recipe, and I immediately knew it was just perfect for The Jewish Hostess readers. Its easy, and I can just tell that it is a juicy and tasty holiday or Shabbat roast recipe. Enjoy! Marlene

Brick Roast with Red Wine and Red Onion Garnish

  • 1 Brick Roast 3-4 Lbs
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup/s Dry Red Wine

Red Onion Garnish

  • 3 Red Onions
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cups kosher red wine

Preparation:

  1. Put the garlic, oil and salt in the food processor and make a paste.
  2. Rub it all over the meat and let meat sit in refrigerator for a few hours or over night.
  3. Preheat oven to broil. Pour the wine around the meat (if using). Turn the meat over every 15 minutes. Total roasting time depends on how well done you like the meat. Slice and serve.

Garnish:

  1. Saute the onions in oil until they become soft.
  2. Pour in the wine and cook another 5 minutes.
  3. Lay onions on top of meat before serving.
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