Author: susann

Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce

Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce

Are you familiar with rhubarb? It is often used in sweet dishes like cakes, compotes, or juice. However, today I have a savory version of rhubarb to share with you. Do you enjoy the fruity-sour taste of rhubarb? If so, consider trying Khoresht-e Rivas, an aromatic Persian stew made with juicy beef and sweet-sour rhubarb in a spicy fresh mint-parsley sauce (خورشت ریواس) enhanced with saffron and pomegranate molasses. You can serve it with saffron crispy rice or Persian flatbread. This Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce is a culinary delight that is quick and easy to prepare, although you should wait about an hour until the meat is tender and cooked through. The wait is worth it, and you will be rewarded with a special treat. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza

No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza

Imagine this: a sunny day, the birds singing, and you and your friends sprawled out on a cozy picnic blanket. But, uh-oh, what’s for lunch? Fear not, because I’ve got the perfect solution: a No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza! Yep, you heard that right – pizza, but not just any pizza. This one’s a game-changer because you can either take it with you or make it right there on your picnic spot. No need for an oven! It’s like magic, only tastier. So, grab your ingredients, fire up your skillet, and let the pizza party begin! Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks

Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks

It’s wild garlic season, and today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you! I whipped up a Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks. If you’re not familiar with hummus, it’s a Middle Eastern dip made primarily from chickpeas. Now, onto my version! I’ve infused it with wild garlic, giving it a beautiful green hue and a deliciously subtle spiciness and garlic flavor. Wild garlic is like a fancier, milder cousin of regular garlic, so it’s perfect if you’re not a fan of the strong garlic smell. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Rhubarb and Date Chutney

Rhubarb and Date Chutney

Spring is here, and it brings with it warmer weather and an abundance of fresh foods. One of my personal favorites is rhubarb. It has a deliciously tangy taste! Today, I would like to share a simple recipe for Rhubarb and Date Chutney. This chutney can be paired with grilled meat, cheese, or bread. Give it a try and savor the delightful taste of spring. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Macaroni - Persian Style Spaghetti

Macaroni – Persian Style Spaghetti

Macaroni – Persian Style Spaghetti is a delicious pasta dish that is commonly enjoyed in Persia. In Iran, macaroni refers to any type of pasta, including spaghetti and macaroni noodles. My personal favorite is spaghetti with Persian bolognese and crispy spaghetti tahdig. The pasta is served as a warm spaghetti cake and is cut and served in slices like a cake. Although spaghetti is a quick dish, we prepare it slowly and carefully like a rice cake in Persia. If you’re ready to try something new and experiment with your taste buds, this is the perfect dish for you.

Baghali Polo ba Mahiche - Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans

Baghali Polo ba Mahiche – Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans

PERSIAN LAMB SHANKS FOR EASTER OR NOWRUZ Celebrate Easter with a delicious oriental dish: Baghali Polo ba Mahiche – Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans. This dish consists of slow cooked lamb shanks infused with Advieh Khoresti spices, served alongside fragrant dill rice and fava beans. The blend of coriander, aniseed, dried rose petals, saffron, nutmeg, pepper, and cumin (Advieh Khoreshti) creates a festive flavor perfect for Easter or Nowruz. While not excessively laborious, this dish does require patience as the lamb shanks simmer for at least 2-3 hours until they are tender and almost falling off the bone. To ensure availability, please order lamb shanks in advance from your butcher. This slow braising process guarantees a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Take advantage of the simmering time to prepare your starter and dessert for a complete and satisfying Easter feast. Watch preparationsvideo on Instagram

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما  is a Persian date dessert that is also known as Ranginak-e Khorma or Halva-ye Khoshk. It is a sweet and delicious specialty from the southern region of Iran, particularly popular in the regions of Bushehr and the provinces of Fars, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Khuzestan where date palm plantations are abundant. As Dates play a significant role in the cuisine of these regions, whether for dishes, desserts, or sweets. To make Ranginak, Medjool dates and walnuts are used and coated with a fragrant mixture of flour, cardamom, butter, powdered sugar, and vegetable oil to achieve a delicate and lightly crispy outer layer. The dessert is then generously sprinkled with ground pistachios, which adds extra crunch and a beautiful green color to the dessert. Every bite of Ranginak is a flavor explosion. Sweet, sticky date meets crunchy nuts and aromatic spices, making it a heavenly treat! Watch my perparation video on Instagram 

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ is a traditional and popular Persian rice dish from the cities of Tehran, Mashhad, and Kermanshah. The dish immediately takes me back to my grandmother’s house, when the whole family gathered for the Norooz festival at her home, where we lived together for many years. It is an aromatic composition of rice, roasted noodles, caramelized onions, raisins, and dates, refined with aromatic spices such as saffron, turmeric, and cinnamon, and topped with rose petals and pistachio sticks. The brown noodles in the batter provide a crunchy Tahdig. Top it with a slowly braised saffron chicken fillet or without chicken for a filling vegetarian dish. Reshteh polo has warm properties. Watch Preparation Video on Instagram 

Wild Garlic Waffles with Salmon and Green Asparagus

Wild Garlic Waffles with Salmon and Green Asparagus

Today, I celebrate The International Waffle Day with an irresistible creation: Wild Garlic Waffles with Salmon and Green Asparagus. Wild garlic adds an unmatched flavor to the waffles. Its intense aroma and health benefits make it a perfect addition to this recipe. The wild garlic adds a wonderful green color, making the waffles delicious and beautiful. The highlight on the waffles is the grilled salmon. Its tender texture and rich taste make it a treat for any occasion. The fresh and aromatic grilled asparagus has tender tips and a crunchy texture that harmonizes well with the wild garlic waffles. To round off the taste experience, I serve a delicious lemon-dill sauce, which gives the dish a fresh touch. Garnish with lemon slices, and this combination of spicy wild garlic, tender salmon, and crunchy asparagus is unbeatable.