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Sweet Holiday Tender Brisket with Red Wine

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Sweet Holiday Tender Brisket with Red Wine

1 Comment 10 September 2015

Here is another kosher recipe to put on to your seder menu.

Brisket, brick roast and minute steak recipes are staples for our Jewish holiday meals. I buy organic brick roast at the Kosher butcher. Hopefully there are less unwanted chemicals and hormones in the beef! This is a quick and easy recipe for Passover.


This recipe is courtesy of Gourmet Kosher Cooking

Brisket Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4  teaspoons chili powder
  • 4  teaspoons smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
  • 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2  teaspoons oregano
  • 1  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4  pounds first-cut brisket
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1  cup chicken stock
  • 1  14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ¼  cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼  cup cider vinegar


  1. Combine shallots, garlic, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, oregano and salt in a small bowl. Rub into both sides of meat. Set the meat in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour wine and stock over the meat. Cover the pan with foil and set aside at room temperature while the oven heats to 350°F.
  3. Bake the brisket, covered, for 2 hours. Meanwhile, blend tomatoes, brown sugar and vinegar in a large blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. After 2 hours, pour the tomato mixture over the meat; continue baking, covered, until fork-tender, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes, for about 1 1/2 hours more.
  5. Remove the meat from the sauce. Let rest for 10 minutes; then slice against the grain. Skim the fat from the sauce in the pan; pour the sauce over the meat and serve.

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Summer Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Summer Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

1 Comment 03 May 2013

This is a perfect summer Shabbat lunch salad (remember to grill your corn on Friday!)

This salad is also a winner for a  Sunday night Mother’s Day barbeque.

Juice of 1 lime

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

1 clove garlic crushed

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 pint grape tomatoes cut in halves

1 ripe hass avocado, roughly chopped

2 ears of fresh sweet corn

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Grill corn over medium heat for 10 to 15 mins.  The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy.  DO NOT OVERCOOK!!  Cut the corn off the cob and scrape the cob with  the back of your knife to get  the juices.  Set aside and let cool.

Add all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk to combine.  Add the tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn.  Mix well  so that everything is coated with the marinade, but be careful not to mash the avocadoes.  Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve.  Bon appetit!

adapted from Jehan Can Cook

How to Grill Corn on the Cob:

It is important to soak the corn in cold water before grilling. Remember to leave the corn husks on, but peel them back first and remove the silk. I usually soak it for 10-20 minutes. Make sure the entire corn ears are covered in the water. This will help prevent premature burning of the husks. If you want to add a little sweetness, you can add sugar to the water.

After soaking the corn on the cob, it is time to season. While there are many different recipes, we will start of with the basic.

Start off by brusing the entire corn with olive oil. We do not recommend butter at this stage, as it will burn the corn.

Add a generous combination of paprika (smoked if you have it), garlic powder, chili poweder, pepper and salt.

Cover the corn back up with the husks, and tie a string around the ends (this will help ‘steam’ the corn while grilling). If you do not have any string, you can use a piece of tin foil, just wrap it wround the end like a rope.

Fire up your girll and place the corn on the cob over indirect heat (not directly over the flame). Turn every 5 minutes to prevent the corn from burning. You will know it’s know when the entire husk looks like it is burnt. Don’t worry, this is what you want.

let the corn rest about 5-10 minutes in the husk, then remove the husks and any excess silk.

Adapted from How to GrillCorn.

  • The Minimalist: Crunchy Grilled Corn (nytimes.com)
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Heirloom Tomato and Olive Tapenade Tartlets on Puff Pastry Squares

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Heirloom Tomato and Olive Tapenade Tartlets on Puff Pastry Squares

2 Comments 06 February 2013


Heirloom Tomato and Olive Tarts, The Jewish Hostess

This is a perfect appetizer for your Purim Party, and remember to keep it in your files as a topping for a Matzo round for a delicious  Passover lunch or dinner treat! Thanks so much to @born2shoplove2cook for submitting to @thejewishhostess via Instagram.

*A note on heirloom tomatoes: 

The popularity of these old fashioned tomatoes has increased among hostesses in recent years due to their refreshing flavor, texture, and crazy colors, and  also because of their historic origins. To be certified heirloom, these tomatoes have to be grown from seed that has produced the same variety of tomato for at least fifty years, and they must be certified organic by a recognized USDA organization.

Heirloom tomato seeds have been handed down from generations of tomato growers whose love of these tomatoes has been shared with their neighbors and communities. Their titles tell the tale of their origins and the farmers who have grown them. Varieties such as Cherokee Purple, Great White, Green Zebra, Nebraska Wedding, and Snow White Cherry are sweetly  juicy served on in recipes like the one below, or just drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper in a savory summery salad. I’m running out to buy my heirloom tomatoes NOW!

ENJOY!- Marlene

Heirloom Tomato and Olive Tapenade on Puff Pastry Dough


  • Mazor Dough mini puff pastry squares
  • 1/3 cup store bought olive tapenade
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or fontina cheese
  • 8 heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Directions:
  2. 1. Preheat the oven to 400
  3. 2. Remove mazor mini puff pastry squares from casing and use round cookie cutter for each square . ( if you prefer squares then leave them as they are ) about 16 rounds
  4. 3. Prick the pastry with fork
  5. 4. Place pastry rounds on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. 5. Lay a piece of parchment paper over the pastry rounds.
  7. 6. Place another baking sheet directly on top of the parchment paper ( this will keep the rounds cute and flat)
  8. 7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. 8. Remove the top of the baking sheet and parchment paper.
  10. 9. Spread tsp. olive tapenade over each round.
  11. 10. Place about Tbsn. Cheese on top.
  12. 11. Place 2 pieces of heirloom tomato on the cheese.
  13. 12. Bake for 7 minutes.
  14. 13. Remove from pan and sprinkle chopped basil and salt and pepper
  15. 14. Enjoy!!!!

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Come Play Cards! A Casual Gourmet Lunch by Frieda Kassin

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Come Play Cards! A Casual Gourmet Lunch by Frieda Kassin

2 Comments 24 December 2012

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Thank you Frieda Kassin for sharing your gorgeously displayed and gourmet card game with us! SO impressive!!! The wheat berry salad sounds like a winner! I can’t wait to try it! Marlene
“Hi Marlene,
The striped tablecloth was actually custom made. I used the lucite boxes as platters and the lids separately as platters…. Here are some recipes from my card game….”
Frieda Kassin

Recipe for Wheat Berry Salad: (pictured below)

  • Make wheat berry according to package but instead of water use use imagine vegetable stock.
  • Roast 3 cups butternut squash on tray with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil.
  • Toast 1 cup mixed nuts in pan with olive oil, when done remove from pan and in the same oil sauté 2 shallots or 1 red onion. When translucent add 2-3 cups fresh chopped kale but don’t let it get wilted
  • In serving platter mix all ingredients together. Leave some of the freshly chopped kale and nuts to put on top. Serve at room temperature

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Quinoa Oreganata

  • Make quinoa according to package using imagine vegetable stock instead of water
  • Chop red onion and colored peppers very fine and add to quinoa once it’s cooled
  • Chop in food processor sundried tomatoes with its oils, kalamata olives and green olives with their oils leaving it still chucky
  • Add it to quinoa
  • Chop some fresh oregano and add it
  • Add salt, pepper and dried oregano
  • Serve cold or room temperature
  • Enjoy!

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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

2 Comments 01 November 2012


Robin Jemal, our community’s very own gourmet kosher cook has shared yet another delicious easy kosher recipe with The Jewish Hostess. Low fat, and chock full of iron packed spinach, this recipe is another winner! Check out Robin’s cookbook Dare to Be Different.

Its a perfect Jewish holiday or hostess gift!

Spinach- Ricotta Wontons:

  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • olive oil
  • 2 bags baby spinach, cleaned
  • salt
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • pepper
  • 1 package square or round Wonton wrappers
  • Olive oil spray

Sauté garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Add spinach and salt (to taste) and cook until spinach is wilted. Drain well, squeeze out water then let cool.

Add ricotta, basil, mint, sundried tomatoes and pepper to spinach mixture and mix well.


Lay out one wonton wrapper, keeping the rest covered with a damp cloth so they do not dry out. In the center of the wrapper, place  ½ tablespoon of spinach mixture. Spread water over the edges of the wrapper and fold into a triangle. Ensure that edges are tightly sealed by pressing down with a fork.

To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out wontons on a baking tray, and coat with olive oil spray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for another 10 minutes, until crisp.


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Spicy Tilapia with Olives,Cherry Tomatoes, and Garlic

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Spicy Tilapia with Olives,Cherry Tomatoes, and Garlic

1 Comment 31 October 2012

Recipe from Laura Cohen adapted from Epicurious.

“This recipe came out so good…. i even love the topping for a pasta dish…My changes: I did half red cherry tomatoes and half yellow tomatoes for pretty color. I also added a splash of white cooking wine while I cooked the tomato mixture.”

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds tilapia, red snapper, or orange roughy fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives or other brine-cured black olives, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

Heat olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Add half of fish to skillet and sauté until cooked, about 5 minutes per side depending upon thickness of the fish. Transfer fish to platter. Repeat with remaining fish. Add parsley and crushed red pepper to same skillet; sauté 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, and garlic; sauté until tomatoes are soft and juicy, about 2 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper; spoon over fish.

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Moroccan Style Stew with Chickpeas, Butternut Squash and Fire Roasted Tomatoes.

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Moroccan Style Stew with Chickpeas, Butternut Squash and Fire Roasted Tomatoes.

5 Comments 06 November 2011

Thanks Paulina- ! Paulina is one of my favorite gourmet newlyweds…..

“Hey Marlene! I have a great recipe for you, this is my Moroccan style stew with chickpeas butternut squash and fire roasted tomatoes. I made this last week for dinner and served it with grilled chicken and whole wheat couscous. It is a filling and healthy dinner I know you will love! (keep in mind I added my spices without measuring and those measurements should be adjusted to taste) “- Paulina Ashkenazi

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 6 baby bella mushrooms chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12oz can of chickpeas
  • 8 oz can crushed tomatoes (I used ‘Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes’)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth or water

Directions for making this Kosher Recipe

1 . Sauté first 6 ingredients with some salt until soft

2. Add chickpeas, tomatoes and spices until the juices from tomatoes start bubbling

3. Add broth and let simmer for 30 min, if it becomes too thick add more broth/ water

4.  Remove bay leaf and finish with handful of chopped parsley

Serving Instructions

Serve with couscous or rice

Delicious with grilled kosher chicken or fish for a hearty and healthy meal!

Share your great kosher recipes! send them to marlene@thejewishhostess.com!



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Maggie’s Healthy Spicy Pareve Stuffed Eggplant or Peppers- Secret Syrian Recipe!

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Maggie’s Healthy Spicy Pareve Stuffed Eggplant or Peppers- Secret Syrian Recipe!

1 Comment 25 October 2011

Maggie Bawabeh is an authentic Syrian Jewish cook, and I know that when she gives me one of her secret Syrian recipes, then it’s definitely a great one!! Mechshi is a Syrian term used for any stuffed vegetable. Squash, eggplant tomatoes, Spanish onions are frequently stuffed with a rice and meat mixture that is called “hashu”. I especially love how Maggie transformed this traditionally heavy meaty side dish into a whole grain, pareve and healthy recipe that we can add to any holiday or weeknight meal. Thanks Maggie  for this healthy vegetarian and delicious recipe!!!  Marlene

Maggie’s Healthy Spicy Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant or Peppers Recipe:

“Hi Marlene,I have a great recipe for spicy parve mechsi. Everyone loves it! You can omit the hot pepper spice if you company doesn’t like spicy. It looks like a meat dish but you can serve with parve or even dairy. You can use small(but not the mini purple ones)eggplant or Italian bell peppers. First slice off the end of the pepper and scoop out the seeds and white pith. For the eggplants, slice off the tip and using a corer scoop out the inside with a grapefruit spoon leaving about 1/8 inch all around being careful not to pierce the shell. Place eggplant pulp aside in a plastic bag in the freezer for future use. Sprinkle shell inside and out lightly with salt, set inside a colander for about half hour to soften. For the stuffing: (Depending on the amount of peppers,or eggplants:)

  • 1 cup burghol fine, or coarse, rinsed well.
  • 1 tbs parsley flakes
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped,
  • 1 red pepper cut small
  • 1 big onion diced+sauted till it’s pink,
  • 1/2 tsp mint flakes
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice

Mix all ingredients well and stuff the scooped vegetables with this mixture. (may be frozen on a tray at this point) Put 4 tbs olive oil in a pot, Place the stuffed mechshi and saute on both sides covered. For the sauce- add:

  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 4 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of mint hot pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/2 a cup of lemon juice+salt.
  1. Add to a saucepan and let boil. The sauce should be spicy and lemony.
  2. At this point you can either add the sauce to the stuffed vegetables in the pot,or transfer to a pyrex.
  3. Personally I cook the peppers in the oven and the eggplant on the stove.The sauce needs water to cover the mehshi,so it depends on the size of the pot or the pyrex
  4. Reduce to simmer for 2-3 hrs or till mechsi is cooked well.The eggplant needs longer  cooking time  than the peppers.

image via http://www.wizardrecipes.com/recipes/stuffed+peppers.html

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Sleek, Chic (and Cheap) Sukkot Salad Array

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Sleek, Chic (and Cheap) Sukkot Salad Array

2 Comments 19 September 2011

How cool is this sukkot salad bar ?

Individual salad ingredients such as olives, cucumbers, peppers, jicama, corn, carrots, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, etc. can be easily displayed onto these square plastic serving bowls for your lunch guests. Assorted salad dressings and olive oils are featured at the head of the table. Make your salad and head out to the Sukkah. Pastas, tuna, egg salad, and other main courses can also be served in these serving dishes. Use your imagination.  These serving dishes can be found at most party goods stores.

Thank you Debbie Gindi for snapping a pic and sending it in!

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Artichoke Caponata for a Holiday Lunch Appetizer

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Artichoke Caponata for a Holiday Lunch Appetizer

No Comments 03 September 2011

Kosher Recipe: Artichoke Caponata

Caponata di Carciofi (Caponata of Artichoke), Courtesy of Chef Laura Frankel, author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons

This caponata does not have the usual tomatoes and eggplant. Caponata is a relish of vegetables and can really include anything in season. This version is a concoction of early spring and late winter vegetables. I serve it with roasted chicken, duck and even fish. It adds springtime flair to any table and for Passover we drizzle our matzah with olive oil and herbs and then dollop some of this caponata on top of it for a crunchy snack.

Yields about 2 cups


1 pound baby artichokes or frozen artichoke hearts

1 fennel bulb-julienne (save fronds for garnish)

2 leeks-white parts only, chopped

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon tomato paste

½ cup white wine

½ cup golden raisins (optional)

¼ cup pine-nuts

¼ cup fresh mint-torn or cut into thin strips (chiffonade)

½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme-

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Kosher Recipe

Directions cont’d
  1. To clean the artichokes, use a paring knife to cut the outside leaves free from the body of the vegetable. Continue turning your knife around the artichoke until you have an equal amount of green leaves with yellow tops. Be sure to leave the stem intact. You can peel some of the tough green fibers from the outside. The stem gives the artichoke a pretty shape! Cut the artichoke in half lengthwise and scoop out the choke (if any) with a melon baller. Place the artichoke pieces in a bowl of cold water with lemon juice squeezed into it to keep the artichokes from turning dark.
  2. Place a large sauté pan over medium high heat and coat the bottom lightly with olive oil. Add the fennel pieces and leeks. Sauté the vegetables until they are lightly browned and have softened. Add the garlic, tomato paste raisins and white wine. Stir together.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the insert for the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
  4. Place a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the pine-nuts. Toast the pine-nuts until they are lightly browned. Watch them carefully as then can burn quickly.
  5. Add the pine nuts, artichokes and fresh herbs to the mixture to the mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and continue cooking for an additional on HIGH.
  6. Serve the caponata warm or cold. The caponata can be made three days before serving and stored covered in the refrigerator.

More Kosher Recipes

Check out Chef Laura Frankel’s site for more fabulous kosher recipes.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Sun Dried Tomato Paste

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Sun Dried Tomato Paste

2 Comments 17 July 2011

adapted from Ruth Coustineau




You will  find yourself craving this sun-dried tomato paste. Not just spreading it on lamb chops or even hamburgers, but also tossing it with pasta and smearing it onto slices of toast. All Jewish moms will agree that this meal will be a winner with most of the gang on a moonlit summer night!

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 rib lamb chops (3/4 inch thick; 2 lb)

GARNISH: lemon wedges

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer paste to a food processor and pulse with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, coriander, cayenne, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper until finely chopped. Blend in olive oil and lemon juice, then season with salt.

Preheat broiler. Lightly oil rack of a broiler pan.

Pat lamb chops dry and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (total), then grill on barbeque

4 to 5 inches from heat, turning once, 6 to 7 minutes total for medium-rare. Spread tomato paste over chops.

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Black Bean Super Bowl Salsa with Tortilla Crisps

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Black Bean Super Bowl Salsa with Tortilla Crisps

1 Comment 01 January 2011

Salsa means “sauce” in Spanish and it is usually a condiment made from tomatoes, onion,garlic, cilantro, salt and hot peppers, with a touch of vinegar or lemon juice for acidity. The mixture is usually chopped and served fresh with tortilla chips.

Salsa has tons of vitamin C, plus, it is low in carbohydrates, fat and cholesterol. On average, a serving of salsa has about 15 calories — certainly better than your average mayonaisse based dip.

This recipe has been renamed by family members as SUPER BOWL SALSA-!

Add it to your menu for next Sunday February 6, 2011 for all the football fans that will gather by

the screen!!!

Serve with chicken or fish any night of the week,or as a healthy  snack if your kids and their friends come over to hang out.

Check out the video above from EHOW.com. The tomatoes are cooked, and corn and cumin are added. Obviously, salsa has a lot of variations so you can go with the flow, experiment, and let us know which version your family like best!

Superbowl Salsa

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 flour tortillas cut into triangles
  • spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt
  • bake for 10 minutes at 350.

For the Salsa

  • 1 can black beans rinsed drained and chopped
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine all kosher recipe ingredients and serve with fresh tortilllas.

by Esther Serouya

Check out Giada De Laurentiis spicy salsa HERE. She even adds a dash of orange juice!

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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Zucchini and Herb Vinaigrette

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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Zucchini and Herb Vinaigrette

No Comments 28 July 2010

I have been trying to dig up some new summer salads to serve and I think I hit the jackpot with this refreshing crunchy combo  that I found

on Ronni Fein’s blog.

I am adding this salad to this week’s menu – without the cheese so I can serve it late Saturday afternoon and not worry that  Shabbat passerbys may have had a meat lunch and wont be able to eat it. Let me know if you decide to try it too!

1 cup fine grain bulgur wheat

1-1/2 cups boiling water

1 large ripe tomato, chopped into bite size pieces

1 small, slim zucchini, diced

assorted colored peppers, chopped, (optional)

1 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced

2 scallions, chopped, optional

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, oregano, savory or marjoram leaves (or a mixture of herbs)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3-4 tablespoons lemon juice

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place the bulgur in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Stir and let rest for about 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed. Add the tomato, zucchini, cucumber and optional scallions and cheese. Sprinkle with the herbs. Toss ingredients to distribute them evenly. Add the olive oil and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Toss the salad, taste and add more lemon juice if desired, plus salt and pepper to taste. Best to let rest for 15 minutes before serving (at room temp). Makes 4-6 servings

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22 Summer Fast and Kosher Grilling Recipes by Mark Bittman

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22 Summer Fast and Kosher Grilling Recipes by Mark Bittman

1 Comment 08 July 2010

Recently, Mark Bittman featured a great article featuring 101 Fast Grilling Recipes.
We’ve edited out the un-kosher ingredients and pared it down to the top 22 summer grilling ideas for all of our kosher cooks!
Which ones are your favorites?  Comment below and let us all know!
1. A winter dish, summer style: Brush thick slices of fennel bulbs with olive oil and grill over not-too-high heat. Cut oranges in half and grill, cut-side down. Put fennel on a bed of arugula or watercress, squeeze grilled oranges over top. Garnish with fennel fronds.
2. Best grilled artichokes: Cut artichokes in half, scoop out the choke, parboil until tender. Grill, cut-side down, until lightly browned; grill a couple of halved lemons, too. Combine the juice from the grilled lemons with melted butter, or margarine, or Earth Balance, and spoon over the artichokes. Finish with parsley.
3. Tahini tofu steaks. Thin tahini with lots of lemon juice and some minced garlic. Cut a brick of firm tofu into four slabs and brush with sesame oil. Grill over a moderate fire, turning a few times, until marked and crisp outside and custardy inside. On the last turn, baste with the tahini sauce. Serve on thick tomato slices with a drizzle of soy sauce and chopped basil, Thai if possible.
4. Spice-rubbed carrots: Roll peeled carrots in cumin, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Char, then move them away from direct heat and cover the grill until carrots are tender.
5. Grill bread; grind in a food processor to make coarse bread crumbs. (You can add garlic and/or parsley and/or Parmesan, or not.) Grill asparagus until tender. Top with bread crumbs and olive oil.
6. Brush slices of beet with olive oil and grill slowly until tender and lightly browned. Top each slice with a little goatcheese and some salad greens.
7. For perfectly ripe tomatoes only: Grill tomatoes, any size, until hot and lightly charred but not bursting. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve with fresh mozzarella (or, even better, burrata) and grilled bread.
8. Halve and grill radicchio (or Belgian endives); drizzle cut sides with honey or plain vinaigrette, pesto or parsley pesto. Or just brush with oil .
9. Grilled guacamole: Halve and pit avocados; lightly char them, then scoop out the flesh. Grill halved red onion, too. Chop, combine, add tomatoes, lime, garlic and spices if you like
10. Root vegetable of your choice: Slice celeriac — or jicama, big potatoes, daikon or yams — and grill slowly, until very tender and browned. Drizzle with olive oil or melted butter and sprinkle with chopped rosemary or sage and olive oil.

11. Choose another root. Slice it, but this time char lightly and leave it crunchy. Chop and toss with chopped cilantro, a pinch of cayenne and juice of grilled lime.
12. Rub thick zucchini slices with a mixture of fresh or dried dill, yogurt, olive oil and lemon. (Or use pesto or parsley pesto.) Grill slowly.
13. More shopping than cooking: Grill an array of radishes on little skewers, four to six each. Serve with butter, salt and bread.
14. Halve Belgian endives. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill over moderate-to-low heat, turning once or twice, until soft and browned. Finish cut-side up and sprinkle with grated Parmesan; close the grill to melt cheese.
15. Lightly char whole or halved heads of baby bok choy; drizzle with soy sauce and top with chopped scallions.
16. Peel and thickly slice a not overly ripe mango. Brush very lightly with neutral oil and grill just until softened; sprinkle with cilantro and/or mint and lime juice (you might as well grill the lime first, too).
17. Grill pineapple (or anything, really, from tofu to eggplant). Make a sauce of half-cup peanut butter, a tablespoon (or more) soy sauce, a dash (or more) sriracha chili sauce, a handful of basil or mint and enough warm water to thin. (I’m tempted to say, “Throw away the pineapple and eat the sauce,” but the combination is sensational.)
18. An idea whose time has come: Halve and grill peaches, nectarines or apricots. Brush with barbecue sauce or, if you want to be sophisticated, a mixture of bourbon, sugar and mint, or simple syrup laced with basil.
19. An idea whose time will come in September: Halve and grill pears or apples. When they’re done, drizzle with yogurt, honey and a pinch of cardamom.
20. Grilled fruit salad, and why not? Toss grilled watermelon (really good), peaches, plums, pineapple and kiwi with honey, a little salt, lemon juice and tarragon (not much), chervil, basil or mint (or a combo).
21. Cut grapefruit in half. Sprinkle with brown sugar; grill, cut-side down. You might top this with chopped pistachios or a little honey.
22. Grilled poundcake (store-bought is totally fine) topped with grilled fruit sauce, strawberries in sugar, yogurt, ice cream, whatever.

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