This morning I prepared the following dishes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry Macleod. Easy to prepare and enjoy at any time of the year.
Beef Burgers with Turkish Baharat
1 lb ground beef (excellent Halal beef is available at Millad’s on Notre Dame)
2 tbs Turkish Baharat
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and form into 4-6 patties. Grill and serve with your favourite toppings or the following on a pita.
Yoghurt tahini sauce
1/2 cup good plain yoghurt
1 clove garlic, minced
3 heaping tbs tahini
2 tsp lemon or lime juice
Mix all ingredients together. The tahini will cause the sauce to thicken quickly. Use on grilled Pide or Naan or as a crudité dip.
Moroccan Beef Tajine
1 lb beef roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tbs ras el hanout
1-2 tbs olive oil
1-2 tbs butter
good pinch saffron
2 large tomatoes, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 green peppers, seeded and diced
1/2 - 1 cup prunes
2-3 tbs honey
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup red wine
salt, to taste
sauté onions on medium-low heat with olive oil until they begin to
caramelize. Stir in Ras el Hanout spice blend. Turn up heat to
medium-high and add butter and saffron. Brown meat well on all sides and
add tomatoes and other vegetables. Add broth, prunes and honey. Add red
wine and salt and let simmer for 1-2 hours, depending on using the
tajine and toughness of the meat. Meat should melt in your mouth when
Serve with flat breads, rice, couscous or bulgur.