Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love by Einat Admony

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    • Ingredients: frozen peaches; rosé wine; mint; limes
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    • Ingredients: distilled vinegar; black peppercorns; corn; red bell peppers; jalapeño chiles; dill
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    • Ingredients: green tea leaves; black tea leaves; mint
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    • Ingredients: garlic; chickpeas; chiles; red bell peppers; sweet Hungarian paprika; white fish fillets; cilantro; roasted red peppers; tomato paste; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; ground caraway; sugar; coriander seeds; black peppercorns; turmeric; lemons; bay leaves
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    • Ingredients: oranges; chicken pieces; chicken stock; ground cumin; garlic; fennel; leeks; black olives; mint; roasted red peppers; tomato paste; ground cayenne pepper; sweet Hungarian paprika; ground caraway; sugar; coriander seeds; black peppercorns; turmeric; lemons; bay leaves
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    • Ingredients: instant couscous; cinnamon sticks; bay leaves; sweet Hungarian paprika; ground cumin; turmeric; garlic; crispy shallots; almonds; currants; dried apricots
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    • Ingredients: honey; black peppercorns; canola oil; cauliflower; white pepper; pink peppercorns
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    • Ingredients: carrots; distilled vinegar; ground cumin; sweet Hungarian paprika; ground cayenne pepper; black peppercorns; tomato paste
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    • Ingredients: Nutella; cornflakes; heavy cream; dark chocolate
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; sour cream; eggs; sugar; cream cheese; vanilla instant pudding; egg yolks; Meyer lemons
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  • Bourekas
    • Categories: Children & baby food; Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mediterranean; Middle Eastern
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; goat cheese; ricotta cheese; dried apricots; thyme; nutmeg; black peppercorns; frozen puff pastry; nigella seeds
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    • Ingredients: chicken tenders; black peppercorns; canola oil; all-purpose flour; cornflakes; panko breadcrumbs
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    • Ingredients: ground beef; yellow onions; carrots; sweet potatoes; ground cumin; sweet Hungarian paprika; black peppercorns; parsley; canola and olive oil blend; milk; all-purpose flour; active dry yeast; honey; eggs
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    • Categories: Children & baby food; Quick / easy; Side dish; Mediterranean; Middle Eastern; Israeli
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; Israeli couscous; vegetable broth
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    • Categories: Children & baby food; Main course; Mediterranean; Middle Eastern
    • Ingredients: tomato ketchup; apple juice; ground cumin; sweet Hungarian paprika; chicken pieces; yellow onions; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Children & baby food; Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Mediterranean; Middle Eastern; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: linguine pasta; zucchini; carrots; tomatoes; yellow onions; V-8 vegetable juice; black peppercorns
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    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; sour cream; buttermilk; chives; parsley; asparagus; black peppercorns
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    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; sour cream; buttermilk; chives; parsley
    • Accompaniments: Zucchini patties
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    • Ingredients: milk; butter; semolina flour; Parmesan cheese; black peppercorns; beets; egg yolks
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    • Ingredients: beets; sweet potatoes; turnips; olive oil
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    • Ingredients: milk chocolate chips; coconut milk; popcorn; coconut flakes
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    • Ingredients: popcorn; garlic; Parmesan cheese; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Ingredients: bananas; limes; dates; soy milk
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Couscous countless ways

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      delicious recipe great creative ideas

  • Moroccan carrots

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      wonderful a real hit with a vinegary kick

  • Roasted broccoli

    • lorloff on December 23, 2016

      Quick easy and delicious. It only needs to roast for no more than 15 minutes. Squeeze the garlic out of its skin and mix it with the broccoli before serving. Will definately make again

  • Aunt Chana's tomato salad

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      great simple salad a new take on israeli salad

  • Crispy kale with nigella and sesame seeds

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      a real hit the first kale dish my husband ate that he loved

  • Tangy tabbouleh

    • lorloff on December 13, 2021

      This was great. I have been making tabboluleh for years. I had some great farmers market parsley and cilantro and I wondered if I could make tabbouleh could be made with parsley and cilantro. This recipe was perfect and fantastic. We did not have fresh mint so I added extra scallions. Really delicious will make again.

  • Roasted pepper tahini

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      so good you will be looking for everything you can think of to serve it with i served it with grilled fish

    • pomegranate on October 31, 2022

      Holy cow, this is incredible. I didn’t expect it to be so good.

  • Butternut squash and saffron soup (Marak ktumim)

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      wonderful i served this with roasted butternut squash oil on top it was a great hit

  • Whole roasted fish

    • lorloff on February 08, 2014

      delicious and simple i served this with red pepper tahini instead of yogurt it was fantastic

  • Chicken littles

    • lorloff on November 26, 2016

      Followed Eynat Edmony's recipie basically for technique. Served with Michael Solomonov's amba tahini sauce which was fantastic. Adding the zatar Solomonov suggests to the schnitzel was very delicious. I added these techniques to the schnitzel breaking I normally make. Starting with tossing the chicken or turkey tenders in falafel mix instead of flour and using egg whites and a mixture of panko, matzah meal and breadcrumbs. Seasoned with powdered garlic, nigila black onion seeds, white sesame seeds and zatar.

  • Israeli couscous (Ptitim)

    • lorloff on November 26, 2016

      I used to live in Israel and I was craving Israeli couscous. This was a perfect recipe comes together very quickly and cooks perfectly. I added Israeli hot paprika and turmeric as she suggested and added some ground roasted cumin. Will make again.

  • Tahini sauce

    • lorloff on January 30, 2021

      Great recipe for Tahini sauce. I have tried many and none but this one reminds me so much of Tahini sauces in Israel. This is now my go to recipe. It works equally well when you are making smaller quantities or ½ of the recipe. Highly recommended!

    • DKennedy on April 01, 2014

      Needs to set up for about an hour before ready to use. Just wonderful!

  • Eggplant slathered with tahini, lemon, and herb salad

    • DKennedy on April 01, 2014

      I made a copy of this for my file, it was excellent and the tahini sauce recipe is wonderful on so many things!

  • Pavlova with berry coulis

    • wcassity on December 23, 2017

      Hated these - just a mouthful of sugar.

  • Bourekas

    • thekitchenchronicles on November 04, 2014

      http://www.thekitchenchronicles.com/2014/06/16/bourekas/

  • Mexiterranean adobo

    • laurenlangston on July 09, 2016

      Goes well on practically everything, but needs a cup of salt to go with that cup of sugar.

  • Mom's chicken with pomegranate and walnuts

    • adelina on January 11, 2021

      I did not expect to like it as much as I did. It was very unique in flavors and very flavorful. I did bypass making the pomegranate mix. I decided to use some tart cherry concentrate with pomegranate molasses and a tbsp of honey. It worked perfect with drumsticks and thighs and side of basmati rice i applied the same flavors and method to make cauliflower as a veggie option for my daughter.

  • Lamb shanks

    • Dskamin on January 08, 2018

      Great winter fare. Consider defating the sauce else it will be very fatty. The reduction took much longer than 20 minutes for me- even after 40 minutes didn’t coat back of a spoon

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Reviews about this book

  • Olive Magazine

    I particularly like the way this book is set out, with dishes grouped under casual dinner party, quick and easy, recipes to feed your kids, recipes best enjoyed outdoors and restaurant-worthy dishes..

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  • Food52 by Sam Sifton

    The 2014 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks vs. The A.O.C. Cookbook, by Suzanne Goin

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  • Boston Globe by T. Susan Chang

    On balance, the finds in “Balaboosta” are good enough to make up for the book’s erratic performance. What I’d really like to see would be comprehensive testing for every recipe in the book...

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  • Serious Eats

    This is a book with a beating heart, steeped in personal and cultural history and pounding with flavors from the Middle East. ...blends all those flavors into an edible personal narrative...

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  • ISBN 10 1579655009
  • ISBN 13 9781579655006
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Sep 01 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Artisan
  • Imprint Artisan Division of Workman Publishing

Publishers Text

A Balaboosta - Yiddish for 'perfect housewife' - loves nothing more than feeding those she loves. Here, Einat provides all the recipes a 21st-century Balaboosta needs to feed all the people in her life, be it her friends, her husband, her children, her extended family, or the many people she wants to entertain. Recipes are a seamless marriage of the flavors of Einat's mixed Israeli heritage (Yemenite, Persian, Moroccan, and European) and the fresh, sophisticated tastes she learned while working in Manhattan's most serious kitchens. The result is a melting pot of offerings: harissa-spiced Moroccan fish; Spanish-style shrimp; grilled eggplant; chicken schnitzel; Persian rice; beet gnocchi; butternut squash and saffron soup and roasted broccoli, to name a few.

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