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Category Archives: Recipes
RECIPE: Za'atar Fried Chicken
Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Week two in my unorthodox treatment of za’atar continues with this recipe for za’atar-seasoned fried chicken. It’s a simple preparation: dip in buttermilk, roll in flour, fry in a cast iron pan. But the … Continue reading
RECIPE: Fines Herbes Salade
Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I’ve been appearing on a radio show on BBC Oxford recently, and was asked to highlight seasonal products and how to build a menu around them. By way of shameful confession, I am not … Continue reading
RECIPE: Za'atar Salmon Kebabs
Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Za’atar, to me, is perfectly exotic. Despite the fact that my Moroccan grandmother came over to taste these recipes, and scoffed “Za’atar!” in her perfect Arabic accent, as if she was shocked someone … Continue reading
RECIPE: Gazpacho with Crab
Gazpacho is a cold Spanish soup, popular, of course, in summer for its temperature, as well as its peak-season ingredients. I once read that Flamenco dancers eat Gazpacho to stay slim–not a bad recommendation. I top off this version with … Continue reading
RECIPE: Seared Halibut with Vegetable Crisps and Olive Oil Smashed New Potatoes
Seasonal eating is not just about produce: meats, seafood, even cheeses also have their peak seasons. This is a composed dish of seasonal products that can easily be deconstructed and made on three separate occasions. The potatoes, for instance, are … Continue reading
RECIPE: Peach Melba
I would never give you a seasonal menu without dessert! Peaches and raspberries are best in July. Served with ice cream, this dish is both traditional and iconic, as well as peak-season.
RECIPE: Tilapia with Tarragon Pistou
Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Pistou is from the South of France, a French answer to pesto that always makes me think of summer, as it’s the only time I’ve been to sun-soaked, herb-overrun Provence. Tarragon is an underused … Continue reading