Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gyros and Family

Lunch with a cousin. It's called That Lebanese Place. It is in Springfield, Missouri in the historic district.
We lunched there last Saturday with cousin Jean. She is a kick.
So she took us, yours truly and the curmgeon, on a culinary journey to the middle east. Kabobs and hummus. Tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. Yum. And I'm the one who doesn't like eggplant.
This was a feast for the sences. Everything was so good. The ingredients tasted fresh and lovingly prepared.
If I am back that way. It will definitely be a stop over.
Oh, don't forget the baklava!

Quick Hummus
1 Can chick peas or white beans
1/3 Cup tahini (sesame paste)
3 cloves garlic
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Paprika

Drain the beans, but reserve the liquid. Add the garlic. Mash or blend well. I use a stick blender. Fold in the tahini, lemon juice and olive oil. If it is too think add some of reserve liquid. Salt to taste.
Before serving drizzle a little more olive oil and paprika.