Oniony Noodle Kugel
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. While you’re waiting for it to boil, peel and dice 2 very large or 4 medium onions This works best with a non-stick pan, but you can do this in any 11- to 12-inch frying pan. Heat a large frying pan to a medium-high heat […]
Maafe (mah-fay) is an African stew, typically made with peanuts, tomatoes and various vegetables. I can’t claim that this recipe is authentic, but it has become a regular winter dish for us.
Gedempte Chicken with Preserved Lemons
In a 2-quart stew pot, heat on a medium heat 2 tablespoons oil When the oil is warmed up, add 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped Stir occasionally. After 5 minutes add 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Several shakes cayenne pepper […]
Saute a diced medium onion and 2 2½ cloves garlic, minced, in oil in a stew pot. When soft, add ¾ tsp garam masal 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp ground cardamom 2 tsp ground chili 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp kosher salt 1 cup dried red lentils […]
The improbable combination of Tex-Mex enchilada flavors and hominy are a big hit in our home. It’s delicious over rice or with some tortillas on the side!
Dice one large onion and mince 2 cloves garlic. Heat oil in stew pot, saute garlic and onions. It’s okay if they brown a little. Season with salt, pepper and paprika (or cayenne, my personal preference). Push vegetables to one side of pan and chicken pieces (one whole chicken cut in pieces or use your […]
Braised Chicken with Mushrooms
This is a complete reworking of a recipe that started out with rabbit meat and cooked in the oven for hours. Years ago, I started cooking this recipe using chicken meat but only recently did I realize how perfect it is for the pressure cooker. It’s much faster, simpler and every bit as tasty. In […]
Chicken Tikka ‘dempte
OK, this is neither Eastern European nor is it Indian, but I like how it tastes. Saute 1 diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 seeded and minced jalapeno pepper. When onions are golden, push mixture aside and brown trimmed meat; I used chicken thighs (bone-in, but skinned and trimmed of all fat). When […]
Chicken with Yogurt Sauce
Trim of excess fat and place 8 skinless chicken thighs in a skillet large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add water to cover, 1 TBL ground cardamom, 1 tsp ground white pepper and 1 tsp salt. Bring to slow simmer and cook for 20 minutes; chicken should be cooked through. Remove chicken […]