Parsley Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce is great on the kofta meatballs posted last week. In a food processor, chop the leaves of 3/4 a bunch of parsley, 15 mint leaves, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 3 medium shallots and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. After everything is well diced, spoon into a bowl and whisk in 1/4…

Lamb Kofta Meatballs

In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 1.5 pounds of ground lamb (you can use beef if you don’t like lamb), 1 ground yellow onion, 1/4 of a bunch of parsley leaves (diced), 15 diced mint leaves, 2 teaspoon minced garlic, saffron “tea”*, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon…

Faux Pho Empanadas

I’d been toying with the idea of pho and empanadas for a while before finally getting around to finding the star anise and testing them out. I’d predicted correctly that they’d be delicious! For the dough: Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into cubes, 1…

Farro Salad

Bring two cups of chicken stock to a boil, add one cup of rinsed farro. Reduce to simmer, cover. Cook 25 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let cool. Once cool, add 1/4 cup feta, 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, four diced green onions, 1/2 an English cucumber, diced, 4 pepperoncini, diced, 3 tablespoons…

Blistered Carrots with Labneh

Wash a bunch of carrots. I used rainbow carrots but regular orange ones are great. Don’t peel them. If you find that your carrots have a big size difference, consider slicing the largest ones in halves or in quarters. Preheat your oven to 450. Or, if you’re making three ingredient roast chicken, wait until the…