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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dinner with a Tester Recipe: Muhammara

Muhammara is a Middle Eastern red pepper dip and it is delicious. This particular recipe was one from Dynise's upcoming cookbook. Her version calls for both red pepper flakes and cumin to spice it, and well as agave so it has a wonderful spicy/sweet flavor.
I use dips not just as dips, so I topped my salad with it, and had it shmeared on a piece of bread as well so I could really taste the flavor, as if all the crackers I had with it last night didn't let it shine enough.



Also, how often do you guys go grocery shopping? A friend of ours totally called us fat last night because we apparently go grocery shopping every day. WHICH is not true. Maybe 4 or 5 times a week. I'm keeping track of how much I spend. I'll keep you posted at the end of each month.

12 comments:

  1. this sounds very yummy (and I love dips on my salad). what else is in it, red pepper, pepper flakes, cumin??

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  3. Zen - it is basically softened (roasted or sauteed) red peppers, onions, and garlic pureed with the spices, toasted walnuts (!), some salt, and agave syrup - though apparently pomegranate molasses is traditional. Super good!

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  4. I've been meaning to make this for a while. Maybe I'll make a raw version :-) Looks great. We probably shop twice a week in the current locale. When I was in Hawaii I shopped more frequently, which I prefer.

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  5. lol eve been called "fat" for grcery shopping so often also!!we probably go to the grocery store five days a week, and sometimes if we are in town we go to two different stores.

    ive often wondered if i coulds sweeten my hummus(im not sure what the base is for muhammara)but i think ill try it next time. what IS the base for this dip?

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  6. it doesnt look like its mainly red peppers, im not gonna be able to sleep......

    lol jk:)! ttylater

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  7. Found the recipe at Epicurious. Sounds good.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Muhammara-10982

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  8. Oh jeez, I'm pretty bad when it comes to grocery shopping... I'd say I also go about 4 - 5 times a week. It's more a matter of freshness, not overconsumption!

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  9. The Muhammara sounds wonderful...great idea to use it on salads and to top other things then just sandwiches.

    Food shopping...you got me. I pretty much stop at the store on my way home every evening. Not for a major shop, but to pick up one or two items, usually veggies, that I want to use for dinner. I probably shop too much, but I kind of like buying veggies fresh everyday.

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  10. The dip sounds awesome. I'll have to check out the link that Shen posted a little earlier.

    I hate grocery shopping, so I go once a week...sometimes once every two weeks....that's way I run out of veggies...ha

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  11. What a flavorful sounding dip! I go shopping once a week, and maybe two, if I really need something. Having an entourage wherever I go, affects how often I go to places. :-)

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  12. mmmm, rep pepper dip. I hardly ever buy red peppers, b/c organic ones are so damn expensive, but this sounds like a delicious treat totally worth trying! peppers and walnuts and spices!

    I grocery shop SO MANY times in a week. probably at least 4 small trips? I think you have to if you eat a lot of fresh produce. also, only walking/taking public transit, I don't load myself up when I do go, so end up doing more smaller shops? I feel like that's normal if you live in a city?!

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