Vegetables / Fish / Eggplant / Cheese / Vegetable / Juice / Dinner / London / Grill / Meat / Orange / Recipes / Spreads / Dips & Dressings / Anissa Helou / aubergine / cookbook / eggplant / Feast! / garlic / labneh / onion / pita / recipe / saffron / yogurt

Eggplant and Yogurt Spread with Saffron

Posted On: Jul 27, 2018   |   Posted By: David Lebovitz

Eggplant and Yogurt Spread with Saffron

When Anissa Helou told me she was writing a book on the foods of the Islamic world, I was surprised, and a little curious. I didn't know much about the food, but I am always drawn to the flavors, and ingredients used: Lots of vegetables, olive oil, pulses, grains, olives, spices, handmade cheeses and flatbreads, fresh fish, and grilled meats. In short, the kind of food I could live on, and sometimes, I do.
A few years ago, Anissa invited us to dinner in her loft when she was living in London, and started with a spectacular, but simple, puree of eggplant and labneb with orange saffron juice resting in pools over the top. I was familiar with Eggplant Caviar , Moutabal , and Baba Ganoush , but the idea of mixing eggplant with tangy fresh cheese was a revelation.
She gave me the recipe, which I'd planned to make since that evening, but it got buried in the bulging folder of recipes called “Recipes to Make” that's part of a larger stack of folders in my kitchen, and office, that keeps growing and growing and...

Continue reading ...

 








Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are a chewy and crumbly oat bars with cinnamon apple filling and a homemade caramel sauce. Read more ...

Instant Pot Oxtail

Instant Pot Oxtail

Super easy to make fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy Instant Pot Oxtail! Buttery rich beefy flavors with satisfying tender beef. Delicious! Read more ...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Killer soft, brownie-like chocolate crinkle cookies. Read more ...

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

Fluffy vegan Chocolate Banana Pancakes topped with homemade chocolate sauce, banana slices, and chocolate chips. Read more ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe is quick and easy to make. They explode with a strong, sweet, chocolate flavor and they're gluten-free. Read more ...

Beef Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch

Beef Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch

This beef taco salad with chipotle ranch Dressing is so delicious and easy to make! Read more ...

Crispy Sriracha Chicken

Crispy Sriracha Chicken

Looking for tender, spicy chicken with a crispy skin? Here it is with Sriracha-Mayo marinade. Perfect with chicken wings for appetizers. Read more ...

Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies

Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies

These are rich, super fudgy, and seriously delicious! Made with just 8 real food ingredients and in one bowl. Egg free, vegan, gluten free Read more ...

Salsa Verde Chicken

Salsa Verde Chicken

Quick and easy salsa verde chicken recipe, homemade with simple ingredients over stovetop in 30 minutes. A heathy one pot meal Read more ...

Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust {Gluten-Free}

Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust {Gluten-Free}

If you're looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a sweet treat, I highly recommend making this gluten-free Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust. The... Read more ...