condiment or sauce

Steak Chimichurri

August 12, 2011
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We love to barbecue in the summer, it keeps the heat of cooking outside and most importantly grilled food has that caramel, flame, and smoke flavor. For years my kids thought there was only one flavor of steak and that was Teriyaki.  Truth is there are many wonderful flavors in the grilling universe and it is time […]

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Fava Bean Hummus

May 25, 2011
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Wednesday’s Santa Monica Farmers’ Market had so many treasures on display including huge piles of fresh, puffy, bright green fava beans.  Luckily, McGrath’s Family Farm stand sells fresh shelled fava beans in ½ pound and 1 pound bags. Fava beans or Ava Frescas, or some call them Ful, are a Sephardic and Mediterranean favorite.  

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Pescado con Huevo Limon

April 15, 2011
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Growing up in Seattle made me aware that Pacific Northwest fresh Halibut comes into season and is available at the Pikes Place Market just in time for Passover. My Nona and mom always made a light lemony, creamy looking Egg Lemon Sauce for Passover fish.

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Cascabel Chile Fig Sauce

October 26, 2010
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Several years ago I had the pleasure to watch Food TV Chef, Bobby Flay, make a Fig Cascabel Chile Sauce and serve it on Grilled Lamb Porterhouse.  I was taken with the idea of the flavor combination and since in my home the gang loves anything with lamb I thought about how to make a […]

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Baba Ganoush

October 16, 2010
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Baba Ganoush, alternatively known as chatzilim (Hebrew for eggplants), or eggplant dip, with its smoky, earthy, strong garlic flavor is sublime on pita bread, crackers, or in falafel filled pita pockets.  My favorite way to enjoy baba ganoush is in an Israeli mezze buffet, including hummus, many salads, and various grilled kabobs.

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