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persian minced meat with peas June 23, 2014

Filed Under: Mid-East Peace Mix,Recipe - Sue Fuirst @ 8:45 pm

persian minced meat with peas

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1” fresh ginger, peeled and grated

2 lbs ground lamb, beef or chicken

1 heaping Tablespoon Basics Fuirst Mid-East Peace Mix

1 28-oz box chopped tomatoes

1 cup frozen peas

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

 

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over a medium flame.  Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant and onions begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Add ground lamb and cook until no longer pink, breaking apart as you go along.  Drain off fat. Stir in Basics Fuirst Mid-East Peace Mix.  Add diced tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes uncovered to combine flavors. Mix in frozen peas and cook covered for 3-5 minutes until peas are cooked through.  Remove pot from flame and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

 

Serve with basmati rice.

 

Serves 5.

 

Still looking for Mid-East Peace

Filed Under: Mid-East Peace Mix - Sue Fuirst @ 8:44 pm

I’m having fun playing with my new spice blend, Mid-East Peace Mix.  This recipe is a middle eastern one, kind of a cross between chili and classic Indian Keema Mutter.

 

persian minced meat with peas

 1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1” fresh ginger, peeled and grated

2 lbs ground lamb, beef or chicken

1 heaping Tablespoon Basics Fuirst Mid-East Peace Mix

1 28-oz box chopped tomatoes

1 cup frozen peas

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over a medium flame.  Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant and onions begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Add ground lamb and cook until no longer pink, breaking apart as you go along.  Drain off fat. Stir in Basics Fuirst Mid-East Peace Mix.  Add diced tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes uncovered to combine flavors. Mix in frozen peas and cook covered for 3-5 minutes until peas are cooked through.  Remove pot from flame and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Serve with basmati rice.

Serves 5.

 

Introducing Basics Fuirst Mid-East Peace Mix June 11, 2014

Filed Under: food chatter,Mid-East Peace Mix,Uncategorized - Sue Fuirst @ 1:48 pm

International spices are everywhere and the hippest thing right now are the flavors of the Mid-East.  Moroccan, Iranian, Israeli are a sample of regions and the tastes and books like Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem and Plenty are selling like crazy.  And, as I like to do for you, I’ve simplified flavors and created my newest spice blend, Mid-East peace Mix.  Rub it on beef, lamb, duck, turkey or chicken before grilling or sprinkle on onions and vegetables while you saute them.  I also like to create a marinate using 1 tablespoon Mix-East Peace Mix,  1/4 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar.

Available by email sue@basicsfuirst.com and at the Chappaqua Village Market.