Shabbat Menu 3/8/2019
This menu came out to be pretty minimalist, and yum.
There's buckwheat on the menu, what I fondly call- Kasha, one of my favorites. Let's see how it does in a soup.
I also really love eggplant, in all shapes or form.
The Armenian roasted vegetables have a magnificent array of veggies I'm looking forward to.
That apple sponge cake has rum in it and is so simplistic, moist and so tasty.
Lime matcha cocktail
1.5 oz vodka
1.5 oz apple juice
1 oz lime
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz matcha powder
Mix well and serve with ice
Parsley and green onion challah
Finely chop parsley and green onions. Egg wash challah, bake, and remove 10 minutes before its ready and generously top with parsley and green onion mixture.
Chile and cucumber slaw
Shred cucumbers, shred radishes, shred red onions and shred red chile pepper. Mix with a large spoon of mayo, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs such as cilantro and/or dill.
Roasted fish with citrus
1- line baking sheet with parchment paper, and place sliced lemon, lime and blood orange.
2-Place fish on top (either whole or in fillet). I used red Trout, will be great on salmon or any white fleshed fish.
3-Glaze fish with a honey and soy sauce combination, and season with salt and pepper.
4- Add a few slices of citrus above fish and bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes (depending on fish size) and finish by broiling for 1 or 2 minutes until the citrus begins to brown.
Delicata squash salad with pomegranate seeds
Slice (peels on) and remove seeds, and roast with oil and salt, at 425 for about 30 minutes.
Layer arugula leaves, pomegranate seeds, roasted delicatas, and top with pistachios.
Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tsp agave + 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar + salt + pepper
Mushroom + Buckwheat Soup
Saute leek, celery, and carrots in soup pot. Add mushrooms - use any variety- crimini, baby bella, shiitake or oyster. Mix it up!
Add 1 cup buckwheat, cover with 8 cups water. Let simmer for 20 min.
Grilled Eggplant Rolls
Slice 3 eggplants lengthwise. Brush a griddle pan with oil, grill on both sides. place a red pepper stick on the end of the eggplant, make a quick mayo + garlic sauce, spread sauce on top of eggplant, add fresh dill sprigs. Roll it up.
Armenian Roasted Vegetables
thick cabbage wedges, carrot chunks, zucchini chunks, celery slices, onion thickly sliced, cauliflower florets, and red pepper chunks.
Cover with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 400 degrees for 45 min.
Mojo sauce minute steak
Mojo sauce: 8 cloves of garlic, minced, 1/3 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tsp cumin, salt + pepper.
Marinate minute steaks in mojo sauce, and bake uncovered at 350 degrees.
Apple Sponge cake