Cardamom Maple Salmon
I am a salmon lover. This is a great recipe for a slightly exotic flavor of Indian inspiration with a maple twist. The flavor is exceptional, delicious, and unique. Orange zest may be added for an extra flavor twist.
Good Frickin' Paprika Chicken
While this is a pretty straightforward grilled chicken recipe, the vinaigrette at the end was a last minute touch that worked out nicely. I really like oil and vinegar-based sauces on grilled meats. They work beautifully with the smoky, caramelized exterior.
Coriander and Cumin Rubbed Pork Chops
Chops rubbed with a simple but flavorful spice and garlic mixture. For an even more potent result, toast and grind the spices yourself.
Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)
A Lebanese dessert that is not overly sweet. It is pleasing to the American palate due to its lack of rose water and orange blossom essence, found in most Middle Eastern desserts. Sahteyn! (Bon appetit!)
Big James' Pork Rub
My all-purpose rub I use when smoking ribs and pork shoulders. Store in a cool dry place. Sprinkle liberally on ribs and pork shoulder prior to smoking.`
Cumin and Coriander Chickpea Salad
This is a wonderful garbanzo bean salad with cumin and coriander (cilantro) that my grandmother used to make!
This is a popular Tunisian condiment. It's a homemade pepper paste that is sure to add an extra kick to just about anything and it is widely used in Tunisian cuisine. I add it to anything I want to spice up; in my home we use this just about everyday.
Danish Cinnamon Snails
Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!