Use chermoula as readily as pesto, be as comfortable with tagines as with casseroles, and allow spices such as sumac and saffron to become as much a part of your repertoire as basil and rosemary with the help of this tantalizing book
Greg and Lucy Malouf have compiled this collection of mouthwatering recipes inspired by the exciting flavors of North Africa, Spain, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle Eastregions united by a common thread that winds its way back to Arabia. Moorish begins with recipes for spice blends, dressings, relishes, pickles, and preserves that best define the cuisine. With these basics in your pantry and refrigerator, you’ll be able to transform the most mundane ingredients into deliciously different Moorish snacks and soups; meat, vegetable, and poultry dishes; and irresistible cakes and desserts. Toss preserved lemon through risotto, or spice up a Sunday lamb roast with a baharat spice mix. Transform humble chicken schnitzel with savory cumin butter, or try Atlantic salmon grilled with fennel, lime, and sumac. For dessert, make a delectable mango tart flavored with orange-blossom water or liven up weekend breakfast with hot lemon fritters and cinnamon sugar. Beautifully illustrated and written in Lucy’s engaging style, Moorish is, above all, a passionate celebration of flavor that will inspire and delight the adventurous home cook.