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Fruity Lamb Tagine for the Jewish Holidays

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Fruity Lamb Tagine for the Jewish Holidays

No Comments 14 September 2012

This is a tantalizing holiday entree as the gooey fruits and honey of this dish evoke the sweetness of a Happy New Year.

A tagine is a dish that is a native and staple of so many North African tables, specifically in the cuisines of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
It looks like a chimney pot with a clay base . The pot is taken off and put aside and an aromatic stew of lamb, or beef, or chicken, or fish with chickpeas and vegetables appears: the stew may also be composed of only vegetables.

Tagine is a cooking method which for about an hour effectively steams and braises the meats and vegetables with spices at a relatively low temperature of 325 to 350  degrees so that they are tender, tasty and delectable.

If you cannot fine a tagine pot a roaster does the trick!


  • 2 lbs boneless lamb shoulder,cubed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion,chopped
  • 1tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger,grated(or may use one frozen cube)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse pepper
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 lb dried apricots
  • 1/2 lb dried prunes
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat,heat oil, add lamb and brown on all sides. add onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  3. in an oven proof tagine ,casserole, or crock pot, combine lamb,onion,ginger,coriander,salt,pepper saffron and cinnamon stick.
  4. Barely cover with water and bake in oven with cover ajar for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove cover and continue cooking another 15 minutes.
  6. Remove cinnamon stick,add dried fruits and honey cook another 20 minutes.remove from oven sprinkle with sesame seeds!
  7. this recipe is best enjoyed over couscous or simple white rice!

Chicken cutlet cubed can be substituted for the lamb if desired!

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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

No Comments 24 August 2012

Use Eggplants to create Sicilian Eggplant - Chopped Meat Casserole

by Vivien Hidary

Sicilian eggplants are sweeter and creamier than any other variety of eggplant. My friend Vivien, a gourmet cook, makes sure that this stuffed eggplant dish is on most of her Jewish holiday menus because its a family favorite! It can be prepared in advance, frozen, and baked before serving.

How to Create this Kosher Dish:

- Peel and slice about 4 sicilian eggplants and place on a tray sprayed with Pam.

- Brush a little olive oil on top of the slices.

- Bake on  350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

- Meanwhile, mix equal parts of chopped meat and cooked rice with allspice and salt to make filling.

- When eggplant is done roll each slice around a small mound of filling.

- Arrange in a roaster or Pyrex in rows. Cover with a mixture of water, salt (or chicken consommé) allspice and a drizzle of oil.

- Bake at 350.Bake covered. .

These eggplants are soft and the perfect comfort food . You can also bake them whole and eat with a spoon! Enjoy!

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Blintz Casserole Souffle- An Easy Addition to Your Passover Dairy Menu

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Blintz Casserole Souffle- An Easy Addition to Your Passover Dairy Menu

1 Comment 11 March 2011


Here is an easy dairy dish that I honestly can take no credit for. Its by Susie Fishbein on page 184 of  Passover by Design. I make it every year, and everyone loves it. From the grampas who used to eat blintzes for breakfast as a kid, to the kids who view it as a Passover treat, your casserole dish will be swept clean by all of the spoons digging in.

  • 12 frozen Tuv Taam cheese blintzes or 3 boxes of the flavor of your choice.
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cinnamon /sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a casserole dish. Arrange blintzes in a single layer. Beat all remaining ingredients and pour over blintzes. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar. Bake for 45 minutes until baked and golden. Enjoy!


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Bring on the Veggies

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Bring on the Veggies

No Comments 26 March 2010

Vegetables are often viewed as  side dishes  alongside a heavier entree. But why not make the vegetables the main attraction at your next meal?

Vegetable Tian                                         

Serves 4-6

Ingredients for this Kosher Recipe

  • Good olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, cut in half and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound medium round potatoes, unpeeled (yukon gold)
  • 3/4 pound zucchini
  • 2 medium sized eggplant
  • 1 1/4 pounds medium tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs
  • optional- 2 ounces of Mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions for preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Brush a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking dish with olive oil. In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.

Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4-inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and thyme sprigs and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Uncover the dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 30 minutes until browned. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Barefoot in Paris

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