Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yemeni Appetizers

The whitefish appetizer is above and the white bean fasolia is lower in the multi serving bowl. Also had some tzatziki, olives and toasted pita bread. It was very rich and everything worked together very well!

Yemeni Whitefish Appetizer

▪8 to 12 cloves whole garlic, peeled
▪2 fresh red peppers sliced in chunks
▪1 tsp cumin or to taste
▪½ tsp turmeric or to taste
▪1 salt and freshly ground
▪1 pepper to taste
▪¼ cup vegetable oil
▪1 cup water
▪3 lb whitefish, whiting, sea bass or trout fillets
▪paprika to taste

1. Put the garlic, fresh red pepper, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, oil and water in a saucepan and simmer very slowly, covered for about 1½ hours.
2. Be careful not to let the sauce burn, adding water if necessary.
3. Pour some of the sauce in a baking pan and place the on top.
4. Spoon the rest of the sauce around the.
5. Cover and simmer on top of the stove for 15 – 20 minutes or until the fish flakes.

For the Fasolia:
Saute white kidney beans with onions.
Add tomatoes and blend or mash. 
Addition of some parsley or mint would go very well.
You could vary with onions and garlic as well!

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