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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Middle East & North Africa / 9-12/2010 Flavor of the Season - PRESERVED LEMONS!
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    9-12/2010 Flavor of the Season - PRESERVED LEMONS!

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    Elmotoo
    Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:07 pm
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    .......................... Photobucket

    [b]3/08: cumin, p.1
    4/08: sumac, p.4
    5/08: cardamom, p.5
    6/08: ras el hanout, p.7
    10/08: cinnamon in savory dishes, p.9
    11/08: star anise, p. 10
    2/09: turmeric, p.11
    3/09: ajwain, p.11
    4/10: tamarind, p. 12
    5/10: loomi/dried lime, p. 15
    9/10: preserved lemons, p.16
    1/11: orange blossom water, p.17

    Here we will celebrate AND COOK WITH the many spices & flavors of North African/Middle Eastern cooking. In September, we had a tutorial on this subject and it has been stickied for future reference: Sept TOTM ~ Spices, Ingredients, Techniques...NA*ME Cooking!

    This is meant to be an informal happy tagging cook-a-long each month. Just post what recipes you plan to make that include ___ & report back when you make & review it! Photos are ALWAYS welcome!!

    ANNNND.....I will take member requests for FLAVORS.....just post your request. I will either choose the most requested or whatever I want, lol. rotfl.gifrotfl.gifrotfl.gif

    I will announce the next quarter's flavor so everyone will have time to acquire the ingredients. icon_wink.gif

    Happy cooking, everyone!!

    Bethie


    Last edited by Elmotoo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:06 pm, edited 26 times in total
    Um Safia
    Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:53 pm
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    Elmotoo
    Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:44 am
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    ................................ ...............................

    We will start off with CUMIN: Cumin is native to the Levant and Upper Egypt. It now grows in most hot countries, especially India, North Africa, China and the Americas. Cumin is used mainly where highly spiced foods are preferred. It features in Indian, Eastern, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cookery. It is an ingredient of most curry powders and many savoury spice mixtures, and is used in stews, grills - especially lamb - and chicken dishes. It gives bite to plain rice, and to beans and cakes. Small amounts can be usefully used in aubergine and kidney bean dishes. In the Middle East, it is a familiar spice for fish dishes, grills and stews and flavours couscous - semolina steamed over meat and vegetables, the national dish of Morocco. The bouquet is strong, heavy and warm. A spicy-sweet aroma. The flavour is pungent, powerful, sharp and slightly bitter.

    NA*ME recipes on Zaar using cumin:

    Skinny Bell Pepper Hummus
    Moroccan Carrots
    Moroccan Style Balsamic Cornish Game Hens
    Falafel
    Black Bean Hummus
    Tomato and Chickpea Stew
    Egyptian Style Stuffed Cabbage Leaves (Mashy Crump)
    Arabic Seven Spice (Bokharat)
    Arabian Cauliflower With Tahini
    Liter Tuna Salad Pitas
    Lentils With Spinach and Yoghurt
    Middle Eastern Slow-Cooked Stew With Lamb, Chickpeas, and Figs
    Curried Eggplant (Aubergine) Dip
    Esther’s Moroccan Chicken Tagine
    Excite Me Tonight! Chicken!
    Tzipi's Egyptian Ground Fish Rolls
    Moroccan Carrot Salad
    Moroccan Lentil Salad (Healthy)
    Hummus Amongus
    Fooll Mudammes (Fava Bean Egyptian Breakfast)(فول مدمس)
    Fava Bean Soup
    Egyptian Fava Bean Dip (Foul Mudammes)
    Carol's Hummous
    Couscous with Currants and Cumin


    If you find another or post a new recipe that uses cumin, please post it in this thread!!

    Happy cooking, everyone!!

    Bethie


    Last edited by Elmotoo on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Cookgirl
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:57 am
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    Mmm, cumin!!
    Cookgirl
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:01 am
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    One of my favorite recipes on Recipezaar for using cumin:

    Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

    Note, there is no cumin in the ingredients' list, but it is suggested to add it to the eggs.
    Cookgirl
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:02 am
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    This one from Chef Kate is really delish:!

    Moroccan Red Snapper With Cumin Seeds
    Cookgirl
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:05 am
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    This one is oft requested for me to bring to parties:

    Muhamara - Middle Eastern Red Pepper Dip
    Elmotoo
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:57 pm
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    Ooh, YUM, CG!!

    Umm...I am a tired puppy...I left out some very important information in this thread. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Please review the top post. Especially the part about tagging recipes, lol. Good grief, you'd think I'd never done this before. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Happy cooking!

    Bethie
    Um Safia
    Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:37 pm
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    Elmotoo wrote:
    LOVE the banner!!!!


    Phew! I was hoping you would! icon_lol.gif It definitely looks better for being centralised too.
    Elmotoo
    Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:05 pm
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    Had you noticed where I forgot a small, minor detail in the intro? I forgot to include the part about TAGGING recipes with cumin. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Tag on, kids.
    Cookgirl
    Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:06 pm
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    Tag anyone's recipe?
    Elmotoo
    Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:16 pm
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    I wanted a cauliflower recipe w/cumin & LOOK what I found...

    Cauliflower with Cumin Seed
    Cauliflower With Toasted Cumin, Paprika & Caper Vinaigrette
    Cauliflower Soup With Cumin and Lime

    I'm making Cauliflower with Cumin Seed to go with Clay Pot North African Pot Roast and we'll have Orange Rice Pudding for dessert. YIPPEE!!....Spice of the Month, NA*ME Tag & Recipe of the Week in 1 meal!!!
    Elmotoo
    Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:20 pm
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    Cookgirl wrote:
    Tag anyone's recipe?


    just so long as there is CUMIN in it!!
    Cookgirl
    Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:54 am
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    I'm tagging Mirj's:


    Cumin Meatballs

    Is Lent over yet? icon_eek.gif icon_eek.gif icon_eek.gif icon_redface.gif
    Elmotoo
    Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:04 pm
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    oops. no. 1 more week. but i'll never tell.
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