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  1. So I Made Shakshuka, and I’m Not Even Jewish

    March 13, 2012 by The Yum Yum

    Sometimes, you crave to do something a little differently. The recipe for shakshuka appeared randomly in my Facebook feed, and so my brilliant mind said, “Hey! I can make this strange Jewish dish!”


    And I did.

    The dish relates to the Turkish menemen, the main difference being that menemen is like scrambled eggs and shakshuka is more like poached.


    I’ll provide the recipe from The Shiksa while also giving you my own version, which went a little like this:


    What you need:


    • 1 can of crushed or diced tomatoes
    • 1 can of rotel tomatoes
    • 2 tsp. tomato paste
    • 1/2 of a medium onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. garlic salt
    • 4 to 6 eggs
    • parsley to garnish
    • 1 Tablespoon of EVOO



    What you do:


    1. Heat the EVOO over medium heat. Add the onions, allowing them to saute for a few minutes.
    2. When the onions are translucent, add the tomatoes, rotel tomatoes, and tomato paste.
    3. Add the spices.
    4. Add each of the eggs directly to the mixture.
    5. Cover the skillet or pot and set the timer for about 10 to 12 minutes.
    6. Uncover, and see if the eggs are done; you can cook the eggs to the desired level of being being done. Some people prefer them runny; some like them completely done.
    7. Now, you can garnish with parsley; I also discovered that sour cream is good with it.


    Check out the original recipe at The Shiksa.



    Get your nosh on!



  2. Bonus Round: A Video On Gefilte Fish

    October 17, 2011 by The Yum Yum



    To say that I love Gefilte Fish is an understatement. I adore Gefilte Fish in a way that most people cannot understand. This makes me love Jewish people and Jewish food even more!

    Yum, yum, yum.

    Also, just to let everyone know: I’m going to be using a new program called Zemanta that will place related articles and images to my own posts into the blog. Bear with with me and enjoy it!


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    April 30, 2011 by The Yum Yum

    Please don’t misread the word and mispronounce it like I did the first time. I kept seeing, “geflite fish” instead of “gefilte fish.” It’s pronounced something like guh-fil-tuh.

    Luckily, Publix had it on sale this time, so I paid something like $4.50 for a whole jar of it!

    Gefilte fish is a Jewish food. To a Southerner, the only good comparison I can give is saying that’s akin to a boiled salmon patty. I’m not sure if any other explanation would do.

    But what I can say is that it’s absolutely delicious- especially if you add garlic and celery seed to it, along with some salt- that’s as per the instructions of my Jewish friend Shmueli.

    I know that the gefilte fish doesn’t look nearly as pretty as it could- but it’s delicious, absolutely delicious. Definitely try it!