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The Secret Ingredient (Za’atar) Part III: Za’atar Lamb Chops

RECIPE: Za'atar Lamb Chops

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. In the two weeks prior to this installment, I have made za’atarfeel extremely out of place. I placed it where it did not belong, on salmon skewers and in fried chicken. I am sure it was … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Za’atar) Part II: Za’atar Fried Chicken

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

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The Secret Ingredient (Za’atar) Part I: Za’atar Salmon Kebabs

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

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The Secret Ingredient (Key Lime) Part II: Key Lime Shrimp Tacos

RECIPE: Key Lime Shrimp Tacos

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Key limes were brought to the States by Spanish explorers, and the limes continued to entrench themselves in the tropics and subtropics of the New World, including South Florida and its famed Keys—and … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Key Lime) Part III: Key Lime Granita with Vodka

RECIPE: Key Lime Granita

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Key lime pie is this Florida girl’s favorite dessert. This granita version is slightly less guilt-inducing. It starts with yellow jade key lime juice, super tart, with vanilla sugar and cream for a little … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Key Lime) Part I: Key Lime Scallop Ceviche

RECIPE: Key Lime Scallop Ceviche with Plantain Chips

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Key limes occupy a treasured corner of my heart. In fact, when I return to Florida, where I spent seven years of my life with a key lime tree out in my citrus-stocked … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part III: Sweet Sesame Brittle

RECIPE: Sweet Sesame Brittle

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The last two weeks of sesame have focused on the savory side of the seed. But I promised it was a versatile ingredient, and I aim to deliver this week with a simple, … Continue reading

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