Falafel In Pita With Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Total Time: 45 min
Prep 25 min
Cook 20 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

2 tablespoons canola oil, plus extra for frying
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
2 (14-ounce) cans chick peas, drained
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 egg
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups freshly chopped parsley leaves
3/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
Pitas, for sandwich
Toppings: shredded lettuce and chopped tomato, sliced cucumbers
Yogurt Dipping Sauce, recipe follows

Directions

In medium skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and sweat onion and peppers 2 to 3 minutes then garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

In a food processor, pulse together chick peas, red chili flakes, ground cumin, the egg, salt and black pepper to form a coarse consistency. Then add flour, parsley, and cilantro. Pulse until mixture starts pulling from the sides of the food processor.

Remove mixture to a large bowl and mix in the onion mixture. Chill falafel until ready to cook.

Roll falafel dough into 1-inch rounds. Then form rounds into an oblong quenelle shape, like a football.

In a thick-bottomed skillet heat 1/2 inch of canola oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F. Cook falafel balls a few at a time, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Be sure to turn them so they do not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt while still hot.

Open the pita bread to make pockets. Place 3 to 4 falafels inside. Stuff with lettuce tomato and cucumbers and drizzle sauce generously on the inside. Serve immediately.

Yogurt Dipping Sauce:

1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl and chill until ready to use.

Yield: 1 cup

Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri, 2008
Show: Guy’s Big Bite Episode: Middle East Feast

Middle Eastern Platter Recipe

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 English cucumber (about 1 pound), seeded and diced
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1 small red onion, diced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 container (8 ounces) store-bought hummus
1/2 teaspoon paprika
8 ounces feta cheese
1 cup black olives, such as kalamata, pitted
4 pita breads (6-inch)

Directions

Prep: In a small container, combine lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. In a medium container, combine tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley; place onion in a separate plastic bag.

Serve: Add onion and dressing to vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Serve with hummus (sprinkled with paprika and remaining olive oil), feta (thickly sliced), olives, and pita.

From Everyday Food, June 2006

Moroccan Marinated Sausages Recipe

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Ingredients (serves 4)

8 thick sausages
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning
pinch of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
mashed potato, to serve
steamed butter beans, to serve

Method

Place sausages into a ceramic dish. Combine seasoning, cinnamon, oil, juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Spoon over sausages. Toss to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours if time permits.

Preheat panggangan to 200°C. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add sausages and marinade. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Be careful not to burn spices.

Transfer sausages to an panggangan tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve sausages with potato and beans.

Source
Super Food Ideas – October 2003, Page 53
Recipe by Kerrie Sun

Moroccan Mince Pilaf Recipe

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Feed the family with this tasty and nutritious dish on your next camping adventure.

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 tablespoons rice bran oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
500g lean beef mince (see tip)
1 1/2 tablespoons Moroccan seasoning
2 x 37g boxes dried apricots and sultanas
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 1/2 cups white long-grain rice
2 chicken stock cubes
2 oranges, juiced
1/2 x 100g packet slivered almonds dried chives, to serve

Method

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Cook mince, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 5 minutes or until browned.

Add seasoning. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add dried apricot mixture, chives and rice. Stir to combine. Add crumbled stock cubes, 1 cup orange juice and 11/2 cups cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with almonds and chives. Serve.

Notes

Tip: Take frozen beef mince and thaw in the esky.

Source
Super Food Ideas – December 2010, Page 47
Recipe by Kim Coverdale