I’m pretty sure most people are fasting today so it’s a late lunch or Iftar.
We’re all gathered so it’s a kind of big dinner.
Menu was a new chicken recipe I took from our dear family friend Osama, really easy and yummy,plus pesto pasta, potatoes with cream,red or rice with tomato paste.
Ingredients and method of chicken :
# whole chicken with skin on.
#1 clove garlic.
# juice of a lemon.
# salt, pepper, cumin, all spice, tandoori spices.
# olive oil.
#Cut all veggies to big shunks.
# Season chicken and veggies with all spices,lemon and olive oil.
# In a deep oven pan arrange chicken and veggies around it.
# heat the oven from upper section then roast chicken and veggies till golden or brownish.(الشوايه من فوق)
# cover all with foil paper then leave in oven for one hour or more till done and sauce is thick.
Lunch today was steak with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes, though potatoes weren’t successful cause I cut them to cubes then boiled them till done ( I usually keep it as is) so mash was runny didn’t like it at all, never again.Thank God steaks were excellent.
On the side I made my famous French Pizza, always a favorite side dish at any meal or occasion,very simple and easy.
Chopped peppers, mushroom, olives with some cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper mixed then topped over sliced French baguettes.
End of a long holiday,rearranging Eid sweets and Arabic coffee stuff,back to cooking and kitchen work.
lunch was fava beans with rice,didn’t make much cause only me and my youngest son like it,so I made some pastries the old fashion way, dough is simple flour (whole grain and white),yeast,oil, salt then added some sesame seeds and black seeds (قزحه).
Filling was green thyme leaves,finely chopped onion rubbed with salt and pepper,finely chopped fresh tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes, salt,pepper and chili powder and a good amount of olive oil.
Make the dough into balls then spread them,fill and close as triangles,I filled the extra dough with cheese and turkey.