Contents Introduction 6 Snacks and Small Plates 14 Soups, Salads and Sides 64 Seafood 136 Poultry 196 Meat 234 Vegetarian 264 Sweets and Drinks 292 Glossary 354 Index 359
SNACKS AND SMALL PLATES
Deep-fried eggplant with fresh herb sauce 2 eggplant (about 1 pound) 2 tablespoons all-purpose ﬂour vegetable oil, for deep-frying fresh herb sauce 1 cup each loosely packed fresh oregano and ﬂat-leaf parsley ¹⁄³ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ﬁnely grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 Make fresh herb sauce. 2 Cut each eggplant into 10 slices. Season ﬂour with salt and pepper. Toss eggplant in ﬂour, shake away excess. 3 Heat vegetable oil in medium saucepan or wok. Deep-fry eggplant, in batches, until browned and tender. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels. 4 Serve eggplant drizzled with sauce. fresh herb sauce Process ingredients until smooth; season to taste.
prep + cook time 20 minutes makes 20 slices tip Store sauce in airtight container in refrigerator. 27
Shrimp and zucchini with mint pilaf 20 4 1 1 2 1 1½ 1 ¼ 1½ 3
uncooked large shrimp tablespoons butter tablespoon olive oil white onion, ﬁnely chopped cloves garlic, ﬁnely chopped fresh small red chili, ﬁnely chopped cups white long-grain rice teaspoon fresh lemon zest cup dry white wine cups hot ﬁsh stock zucchini, coarsely grated
minted lemon dressing 2 lemons, peeled, segmented 1 cup loosely packed fresh ﬂat-leaf parsley ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint ¼ cup olive oil
1 Shell and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact; refrigerate. 2 Heat butter and oil in medium heavy-based saucepan; cook onion, garlic and chilies, stirring, until onion softens. Add rice, zest and wine; cook until liquid has evaporated. Stir in hot stock, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stirring; cook, covered, 10 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, make mint dressing. 4 Stir zucchini into rice mixture; top with shrimp. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stand, covered, 5 minutes. 5 Serve pilaf drizzled with dressing. minted lemon dressing Process ingredients until ﬁnely chopped. Season to taste.
prep + cook time 40 minutes serves 4 181
Beef kefta with green onion couscous 2 1 2 2 1½ ¼ 2 1 1 2 2 2 2
pounds ground beef onion, ﬁnely chopped cloves garlic, crushed tablespoons lemon juice teaspoons each ground coriander and cumin cup toasted pine nuts tablespoons ﬁnely chopped fresh mint tablespoon ﬁnely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) egg cups beef stock cups couscous tablespoons butter scallions, thinly sliced
1 Using hands, combine beef, onion, garlic, juice, spices, nuts, herbs and egg in large bowl, season; roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls, thread three balls on each of 12 bamboo skewers. Place kefta skewers on tray, cover; refrigerate 30 minutes. 2 Bring stock to a boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat, add couscous and butter, cover; stand about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, ﬂufﬁng with fork occasionally. Stir in scallion; season to taste. 3 Meanwhile, cook kefta in heated oiled grill pan until browned all over and cooked through. 4 Serve kefta with couscous, accompanied by a bowl of combined yogurt and chopped cucumber, if desired.
prep + cook time 35 minutes (+ refrigeration) serves 4 tip Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for at least an hour before using to prevent them from burning during cooking. 239
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Food is key to the relaxed and healthy way of life in the Mediterranean, a region that offers us a stunning variety of delicious dishes to e...