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MaMenu Shabbat Dinner 9.1.2017

MaMenu, with its original, creative menus, is bringing classic back! An ode to the good old days with this *new weekly feature* called Classic Jewish Dishes.

This week we featured Shtiglitz + Kichel (pickled herring + sweet cookies)

The herring was made 100% from scratch, I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. Recipe below.

9.1.2017- Labor Day Shabbat

Old Fashioned Cocktail in honor of our new feature.

Pistachio Stuffed Challah it came out so heavenly, I can't wait to make it again. The dough was a beautiful and soft, and the pistachio filling swirled into the dough was incredible!

Shtiglitz + Kichel (pickled herring + sweet cookies)


2 fresh herring fish - filleted and cut into 1" slices .

Step 1: prepare brine: dissolve 1/4 cup salt in 4 cups water. Allow brine to cool, place all herring fillets in brine and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Step 2: In a small pot combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup pickling spice, 2 cups water, 3 cups vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes then cool completely.

Step 3: thinly slice one red onion and one lemon. Discard salty brine, and prepare 2 mason jars (or any glass). Layer herring slices, sliced lemon, and sliced red onion alternately, until jar is 2/3's full. Pour pickling liquid in the jar to the top, seal well and refrigerate for 1 day min, and 1 month max.

Watermelon Salad with Basil Ginger Dressing

Thai Quinoa Bowls Cooked quinoa as the base, layer it with matchstick carrots, chopped red pepper, steamed shelled edamame, sprinkle with roasted peanuts.

Sesame Peanut Sauce (serves 4- 6 bowls) 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce), 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp lime juice. Multiply as needed: 4 tbsp= 1/4 cup 😛

Ajapsandali - Georgian Eggplant Stew/Dip

Cilantro Jalapeno Dip- delicious!!! Blend:

4 jalapenos

2 cups cilantro

3/4 cups mayo

1/4 cup oil

2 garlic cloves

juice of 1 lime

1 tsp salt.

Chicken Escabèche- Getting into the Rosh Hashana spirit with raisins in our chicken

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