Tagine or tajine is named after the earthen pot it is cooked in. Traditionally, this one pot meal was cooked slowly over hot coals and consisted of meat and vegetables much like a stew. This version is vegetarian with the hearty meatiness coming from the chickpeas and the smokiness coming from the Moroccan standard Ras el Hanout spices.
Quinoa is one of nature's superfoods and a busy cook's dream: it's ready in 15 minutes! This nutty-tasting, gluten-free grain delivers a healthy dose of fiber and is one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein, since it provides all 9 essential amino acids.
Melt-in-your-mouth moist and tender, braising lamb is one of the best ways to enjoy this rustic dish. Serve with rice, cous cous or a flatbread like naan or lavash. The leftovers make great sandwiches or wraps with salad greens, mint and yogurt.
Za’atar is a wonderful and aromatic spice blend in Middle Eastern cuisine that vary by region but frequently is made up of toasted white sesame seeds, ground sumac, thyme and salt. Succulent lamb chops get a zesty punch with this fragrant seasoning while pairing well with the sweet tartness of the sour cherry demi-glace.
Dazzle at dinner with this roasted whole sea bass drizzled with a spicy pepper-infused oil and slivered garlic, which develops big flavors using unique ingredients. Also known as Mediterranean sea bass, the bronzini has a taste and texture that is similar to the red snapper. It is often served whole and filleted at tableside.
Make your own rich and nutty decadence. The swirls of melt-in-your-mouth sesame, crunch of hazelnut and smoothness of fine dark chocolate transport you to a flavor sensation of the culinary kismet of Europe, the Far East and beyond. For YUMMY! perfection, pair with your favorite floral or fruity mousse, ice cream or gelato.
A Middle Eastern dip that's easy to make and healthy too. With Super Bowl right around the corner, cheer on your favorite team all the while enjoying tasty snacks that will liven up your tastebuds!