Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yair's yummy breakfast 2 - Halloumi on toast with capers

Of course neither of these breakfasts have to be breakfast. But they do make a perfect late breakfast or brunch on the weekend.

Ingredients - per person (I've given quantities for 1 slice - but one slice is never enough)
1 slice of good bread (sour dough for preference)
4 slices of halloumi
Enough slices of a good tomato to cover the bread
1/s tsp chopped fresh chilli (red or green)
2 tsps of chopped capers
1 tsp chopped coriander
Olive oil

Pre heat the grill

Lightly toast the bread and sprinkle with olive oil. Then sprinkle on the chilli and coriander and lay on the sliced tomato. Season.

Next lay on the slices of halloumi and grill until golden

Finally sprinkle with the chopped capers and a bit of coriander if you have any left


Monday, September 21, 2009

Yair's yummy breakfast 1 - shakshuka

Shakshuka is a North African dish brought to Israel by Sephardi Jews. It’s a fantastic weekend brunch dish.

Ingredients – for 2

1 small onion finely chopped

1/2 small red pepper finely chopped

1 large clove garlic finely chopped

1 small red chilli finely chopped

handful parsley finely chopped

1 large chopped beef tomato (skinned and finely chopped)

2 eggs

Add olive oil to a frying pan and heat gently. Then add the onion and fry gently until soft and a bit translucent. Add the garlic, pepper, chilli, half of parsley and tomato - cook on a low heat until soft but not dry for about 15 to 20 minutes – add a bit of extra olive oil if necessary. After this time add a tablespoon of tom puree and mix well. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Then break two eggs into the mix in let them cook until white is firm. Sprinkle over the rest of the parsley and serve with pitta bread or turkish bread.