Monday, September 30, 2013

IHCC Ottolenghi summary

Talk of Ottolenghi's three books was very much in the air last year. I asked at the Cookbooker forum which book I should get. Following the consensus there, Santa brought me Ottolenghi. In the course of the challenge, I made seven recipes from Ottolenghi, three from Plenty, and two from Jerusalem.

PostRecipeBook, page OR link (book)Rating
PostHarissa-Marinated Chicken with Red Grapefruit Salad 
yogurt+harissa is an excellent marinade
grapefruit salad delicious, nice starter perhaps
Ottolenghi, p119+++
PostPasta with Yogurt, Peas, and Chile
very good
web (Jerusalem)+++
PostWhite Chocolate and Cranberry Biscuits
Ottolenghi, p225+++
PostChilled Red Pepper Soup with Soured Cream
lekker cold soup
Ottolenghi, p94+++
PostSpiced Lentils with Cucumber Yogurt
web (Plenty)+++
PostPear and Amaretto Crumble Cake
nice, moist cake
Ottolenghi, p218; web+++
PostChicken Meatballs with Preserved Lemon and Harissa Relish
meatballs tasty but dry, with good relish
web (now seems to be here; can't determine cookbook, might be from a TV show)++
PostSaffron Tagliatelle with Spiced Butter
lovely yellow pasta with a tasty sauce
web (Plenty)++
PostZucchini and Hazelnut Salad
tasty zucchini salad
web (Plenty)+++
PostParsley, Lemon, and Cannellini Bean Salad
with red quinoa, a good salad
web (Jerusalem)+++
PostCarrot and Walnut Cake
good, but lots of work
Ottolenghi, p200+
PostChargrilled Broccoli with Chili and Garlic
my regular sort of broc, but grilled
Ottolenghi, p41+++
PostButtered Prawns with Tomato, Olives, and Arak
good, but a bit fat
Ottolenghi, p150++

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