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Turkish-Style Baked Vegetables

Cut root veggies (eg potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, beetroot) into pieces. Spread on baking dish. Sprinkle with Turkish Spice, salt and olive oil. Rub into vegetables. Cut onions and tomatoes into quarters and arrange on top. Slice red pepper and place evenly. Slices of eggplant and/or zucchini can be added too. Sprinkle again with […]

Lentil and Pumpkin Tagine

Fry onions and garlic. Stir in Tagine Spice for 10 seconds. Add peeled, seeded and diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped coriander/parsley, and salt to taste. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add cooked lentils and peeled pumpkin. Cover and simmer until tender. Add water if necessary. Serve sprinkled with more parsley/coriander and crusty bread.

Ras-Al-Hanout Brochettes

Dice beef or lamb and rub with Ras-al-Hanout, garlic, ginger, fresh parsley and coriander, salt and olive oil. Allow to sit and absorb flavours for about 1 hour and place on skewers. Cook on the barbeque or under the grill, basting with any remaining juices.

Berbere Mince Pastries

Fry mince (beef or lamb) in olive oil, onions, garlic, Black Cumin and Berbere until well browned. Cool. Cut sheets of puff pastry into quarters. Place spoonful of mince in centre of pastry and fold over to encase the meat. Roll edges of pastry together to make seam. Brush with milk and sprinkle with poppy […]

Tagine With Lamb Shanks

Marinate lamb shanks with Tagine spice, saffron, olive oil and salt for 30 mins. Brown all over in heated, large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer over low heat for 30 mins until tender. Set aside. In same pan and add sliced onions and cook for 5 mins, add soaked raisins and cook for 15 […]

Turkish Stew

In a large saucepan fry chopped onions and garlic in butter, and add diced beef until browned. Add chopped tomatoes and puree. Add stock and boil. Add cooked haricot beans, crushed chilli (optional) and Turkish spice and salt. Cook, covered, until meat is tender. May need to add a little water.

Baharat Roast Chicken

Wash whole chicken. Rub in olive oil, salt and Baharat. Bake in hot oven for 30 mins and then at medium temperature for 1-2 hours, depending on size of chicken. Add pieces of potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato. Bake until well done and crisp on the outside. Serve with peas.

Tagine Spice Baked Chicken

Cut whole chicken along backbone. Pull out and flatten on baking tray. Rub with Tagine Spice, olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Add potato wedges, carrot sticks, eggplant pieces, sliced zucchini, quartered onions and chopped tomatoes. Cover and bake at 200c for 40 mins and 180c for 1½ hours with cover off for final ½ […]