Recipe: Muhammara (Hot sauce with walnuts and mint)

Hot Sauces
December 01, 2010


Chili plantsThe chili plants have lost many leaves, and summer green bushes are now bare and yellow...


Hot chilies...but still full of chili peppers to harvest.


So with the first walnuts of the year, some fresh mint and chilies harvested from my rooftop, I made this quick Syrian sauce. It can be served on crostini or pita bread, and it's delicious on grilled meat.

Muhammara

Muhammara (Hot sauce with walnuts and mint)


Ingredients
50g walnuts
100g sweet or mild chilies
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp molasse (or brown sugar)
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 sprigs fresh mint

Directions
Grill the chili peppers and the garlic in the oven for about ten minutes. Peel them and remove chili seeds and stems.
Chop all the ingredients until smooth.



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This recipe joins to Mediterranean Cooking Event – Syria.
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Comments

Author: Joanne (URL)
01/12/2010

Muhammara is for sure one of my favorite sandwich spreads! Delicious.


Author: Katerina (URL)
01/12/2010

I love Muhammara especially with Lebanese flat bread.


Author: tobias cooks! (URL)
10/12/2010

Thanks for participating! What a nice recipe.


Author: tobias cooks! (URL)
22/12/2010

Hi there, the voting is online! http://www.tobiascooks.com/blog-events/roundup-and-voting-14th-mediterranean-cooking-event-syria.html


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