Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain by Maria Speck

By Maria Speck

Nutrients author Maria Speck’s ardour for propelling previous global staples corresponding to farro, barley, polenta, and wheat berries to the leading edge of latest American cooking is superbly awarded in Ancient Grains for contemporary Meals. during this encouraged and hugely own ebook, Maria Speck attracts on nutrition traditions from around the Mediterranean and northern Europe to bare how flexible, pleasing, flavorful, and complicated complete grains can be.  
Rustic yet based dishes--Creamy Farro with Honey-Roasted Grapes, Barley Salad with Figs and Tarragon-Lemon Dressing, Lamb Stew with Wheat Berries in purple Wine Sauce, and crimson Rice Pudding with Rose Water Dates--are guaranteed to please discerning palates and develop into favorites in any complete grain repertoire.
Food enthusiasts and health-conscious domestic cooks alike find out how to combine entire grains into their busy lives, from quick-cooking quinoa and buckwheat to the slower kinds comparable to spelt and Kamut. the beautiful flavors and full of life textures of entire grains are better with normal elements reminiscent of butter, cream, and prosciutto--in moderation--to create lush Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Maria’s approachable variety and beneficiant spirit make this number of established, up-to-date classics a treasury for today’s chefs.

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Serve hot, and carve tableside. grilled chicken with apple compote Serves 4 Preparation 10 minutes Cooking 20 hour This dish was inspired by the flavor of kokum, a fruit very common to the Indian west coast, which is used in various dishes to impart a naturally sour taste. When this note of sourness is combined with apple compote, it gives an addictive sweet and sour taste to the dish. A trip to an Indian grocery store or an online source is needed to get the kokum. Although there is not a real substitute for the flavor of kokum, I suggest replacing it with raisins if necessary.

Garnish with cilantro sprigs. yellow pear and cherry tomato salad with cumin Serves 4 Preparation 15 minutes tropical fruit salad with chili lime vinaigrette Serves 4 Preparation 15 minutes I call for pineapple and mangoes in this recipe, but feel free to add other sweet fruits from the tropics, like papayas, kiwis and melons. The red onions, chili flakes and balsamic vinegar complement the sweetness of the fruit. I love the sweet and tart flavors of cherry and pear tomatoes. When mixed, they are appetizing on their own.

3 Heat the clarified butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes on both sides, until brown. 4 Add the coconut milk, bring to a boil, and then add the chili peppers and fresh coriander. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and stir in the lemon juice. poultry 43 golden roast chicken with green chili and spices Serves 6 Preparation 15 minutes Cooking 1 hour The delicate flavors of the spices with the whole chicken make this a one-of-a-kind dish that is just right for a special occasion.

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