Chill Out, Spanish Style: Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Toasted Almond Breadcrumbs, Tuna Salad Stuffed Piquillos or Plum Tomatoes
Cool off tonight with spicy soup and tuna-stuffed tomatoes or piquillo peppers.tags: soups and stoups appetizers dinner lunch fruit fish and seafood vegetables bake boil food processor or blender more
Classic Italian meatballs get a boost of fat and flavor from grated Parmesan, while breadcrumbs make the texture fluffy. And who doesn’t love them? Juicy, plump, and aromatic, little parcels of ground meat bubbling away in a rich sauce are irresistible.
Although I’ve always associated meatballs with Italy, it turns out that people throughout the world have their own version of this savory delicacy. From Turkey to India to Sweden to Iran, you’ll find delicious variations, many of which use no bread or cheese.tags: appetizers dinner rice, grains and breads beef poultry braise simmer more
Nothing ties a Persian meal together like creamy and tangy yogurt. Yogurt is usually served as a condiment with classic dishes like lean and juicy kebab, fragrant stew, and fluffy white rice. Sometimes yogurt is served with just a sprinkling of fresh dill or dried mint, but often it’s mixed with a vegetable to give it color and texture. This delicate yogurt condiment has few ingredients but holds a big, rich flavor. It’s best to cut off any thick, fibrous spinach stems before cooking. Like many Persian dishes, this yogurt tastes even better after chilling overnight in the refrigerator.
Wonderfully fresh and delightful recipes are in Louisa Shafia's lateat cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen. Beautiful colors, intense flavors and nutritious ingredients are found in all the dishes.