Shabbat Menu 11/2/2018
Hello November! Pineapples are being sold in abundance at my grocery, and they are so sweet and delicious. Couldn't help but starting with a fresh pina colada, with a jalapeno twist, from an actual pineapple, not a tin can!!
Oh, and cholent on a Friday night? Who wrote the rules anyway?
🍸Jalapeno Pina Colada
Cut 1 pineapple into chunks, blend with 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk, 1/4 cup agave, 1/2 cup rum. Pour into glasses, add ice, 1 seeded jalapeno ring, and 1 pineapple chunk.
🥧🍞Pumpkin Pie + Pepita Challah - From Chaya Deitsch Sperlin
Add approximately 2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice into your 2.5 lbs. dough. (multiply as needed)
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cups pepitas -pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup oil
Combine dry ingredients, and slowly drizzle in oil, working it into a crumble.
🍥Leek + Cayenne Spread
1/4 cup olive oil
3 leeks, white and green part thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp of fresh chopped dill
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
Saute the leek, garlic, cayenne and smoked paprika on low for 25-35 minutes until soft and browning. Remove from heat and add fresh dill, lemon, salt and pepper.
🍊Persimmon + Roasted Beet Salad
Arugula or endives
Beets -wrapped in foil, roasted at 425 degrees for 45 min, peel and cube
Persimmon -peeled and cut into wedges
1/2 cup oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 minced garlic clove
salt and pepper
🍏Green apple + cucumber slaw
Thinly slice green apples, lots and lots of cucumbers, and 2 scallions.
Season with mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, a drizzle of honey and salt + pepper to taste.
🐟Maple Grilled Salmon Steaks
Marinate salmon steaks in maple syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce, thin slices of fresh ginger, smashed garlic, for a minimum of 2 hours.
Reserve the marinade, heat up a grill pan, and cook salmon steaks for 6 minutes (approx) on each side.
Cook the marinade in small saucepan until slightly thickened, and serve over salmon steaks, garnish with scallions.
🍲Vegetarian Farro Cholent
Inspired by @chayadsperlin from chef @grant_achatz
Prepare Crock-Pot set to high, 6 hours cooking time.
1 cup farro grain, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup tomato sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1 tbsp kosher salt, 1 tsp crushed red pepper, 5 cloves peeled garlic- kept whole, 1 lemon, juiced, 1 red pepper- sliced in rounds, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped eggplant, 1 cup dried figs, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, top everything with 2 rosemary springs and a sprinkle of dry thyme.
Cover and cook for 4 hours. Gently stir, and add 2 zucchinis cut into chunks and cook for the 2 remaining hours.
🍗Jerusalem Spiced Whole Chicken
Pat whole chicken dry with paper towel, sprinkle it evenly with salt, olive oil and Jerusalem spice mix. Pour some more oil in a cast iron skillet, place chicken on it and bake at 425 degrees for about 55-60 minutes.
🍝Fall Zuchette Pasta
Cooked pasta with a variety of stir fried vegetables.
served with a Bronco tea- made of eucalyptus, licorice, peppermint,
**MUST leave time to refrigerate the dough overnight.