Halifax Supper Club, Apr.2016

Our menu was Middle Eastern: Fattoush                           Mujaddara with Yogourt and Cucumber Salad … and for desert, Basboosa (with apologies for the blurry photos — something happened to my camera about halfway through the evening:  olive oil on the lens?) Cooking together Eating together Advertisements

Fattoush

Serves 6-8 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Jar with lid Salad bowl, salad serving spoons Salad spinner or dish towels Garlic press, or micro grater Cutting board, cutting knife Baking sheet for toasting pitas lemon juicer Ingredients Dressing 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil juice of 2…

Mujaddara

This dish is traditionally made with white rice, but I like this version, because the brown rice and lentils cook in the same pot, in the same length of time.  And brown rice is healthier. Serves 4-6 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup Measuring spoons Cutting board & paring knife Sieve Soup pot or Dutch oven with…

Yogurt and Cucumber Salad

Serves 4-6 as a side dish There are versions of this salad right across the Middle East and Mediterranean. This version is Armenian, and called jajig. Kitchen equipment Knife and cutting board Garlic crusher or micrograter Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons Medium mixing bowl Ingredients 2 ½ cups plain low-fat yogourt 1 English cucumber…

Basboosa

Versions of this semolina cake are made in many countries in North Africa and the Middle East. 9 servings Kitchen equipment Large mixing bowl Small saucepan or microwave-safe dish for melting butter Small saucepan for making sugar syrup Measuring cups & measuring spoons Wooden stirring spoon 8” X 8” baking dish toothpick or metal skewer…