CHARMOULA LAMB LEG STEAKS WITH MINTED CUCUMBER YOGURT

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For the Charmoula:

pinch of saffron

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp grated lemon zest

1/2 bunch of fresh coriander, coarsely shredded

1 tbsp of 7th Heaven Carmoula spice blend

pinch of ground ginger

generous pinch of flaky sea salt 

25 ml olive oil

METHOD

For The Lamb:

4 lamb leg steaks (90g-100g each)

1 quantity of charmoula

1/2 cucumber

1/2 tsp coarse salt (less if using fine)

small handful of mint leaves

200 ml Greek yogurt

30 mil extra-virgin olive oil

1.  For the Charmoula: Crumble the saffron between your fingers into a small bowl with the lemon juice and zest. Leave for 10 minutes, then mix with the rest of the ingredients.

2.  Coat the steaks with half the charmoula and chill in a dish, covered tightly, for at least 2 hours and up to 24 turning once or twice. Grate the cucumber, then mix it with the salt and leave in a bowl for 30 minutes. Add 1 teacup of cold water, slosh it around gently for a few seconds, then drain in a sieve and gently squeeze out excess moisture. Shred the mint leaves (don't chop too finely or you will lose lots of flavor), then mix into the cucumber. Stir in the yogurt and olive oil, then taste and season.

3. Wipe excess marinade from the steaks and lightly brush with oil, then cook until medium rare (3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness). Baste with reserved marinade as they cook. Rest the lamb for 5 minutes, the serve.

CHICKEN STROGANOFF WITH MUSHROOM 

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Ingredients:

kosher salt

12 oz wide egg noodles

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 small onion

4 oz white or cremini mushrooms sliced (about 2 cups)

1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks

2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon sweet paprika, plus more for topping

freshly ground black pepper

1 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken or murshroom broth

1/2 cup sour cream, plus more for topping

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon of granulated black garlic (optional)

1/2 teaspoon of 7th Heaven Porcini Mushroom spice Blend

METHOD

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, Add the noddles and cook as the label directs, then drain. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until slightly soft, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they begin to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, the chicken, flour, black garlic,  7th Heaven Porcini Mushroom spice blend and the paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the chicken browns, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a gentle simmer; cook until thickened about 5 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Continue simmering gently until the chicken is cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Divide the noddles among plates. Top with the chicken mixtures, parsley, some sour cream and paprika.

TABIL PORK CASSEROLE

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Ingredients:

500g pork, diced

3 tbs organic plain flour

salt to taste

1 medium onion, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped 

300 mi vegetable bouillon

1 tbs tomato puree

glug of sherry or red wine

1 tsp (or more) 7th Heaven spice blend Tabil

METHOD

1. Season the flour with the salt and roll the pork in the flour

2. Heat some oil in a casserole dish and brown the seasoned pork. Add the onions

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil

4. Simmer or cook in the oven in a medium heat for about an hour

5. Add more Tabil seasoning to taste

NOTE: If cooking in a slow cooker, brown the meat and onions then transfer to a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on slow for around 7 hours - delicious

ICE CREAM FRENCH TOAST

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Ingredients:

Butter Pecan Ice cream (your favorite will do)

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of ground cinnamon

8 slices of Texas toast (or thick cut)

cooking oil, as needed

METHOD

THIS RECIPE IS FOR A FLAT TOP GRILL BUT CAN BE DONE IN AN IRON SKILLET
1. Combine the melted ice cream, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl wide enough for the bread to be easily dipped into. Mix very well or until frothy.
2. Bring the griddle grill to medium-high heat and coat the surface with oil. When the oil begins to shimmer, dip each side of the bread into the egg batter so it lightly coats each each side. Allow any additional batter to drain back into the bowl.
3. Place the bread on the griddle. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until the French toast is golden brown. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
4. Dress toast with blueberries and strawberry's (optional)
Serves 4

   BEEF BRISKET 

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               Posted on 7th Heaven's Facebook page by Mike Yaggi:

"I did a 14 pound Brisket this weekend using the 7th Heaven Spice blend "Bourbon Whiskey Coffee" blend. It came out so good. I live in CT and visited the Farmers Market in Bluffton, SC while visiting my mother down there. I will be buying more blends through your website".

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of large shrimp, shelled and deveined

1-2 heads black garlic

Oil

2 tbs butter

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 cup white wine

Lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 tbs parsley, chopped

1 baguette

1 pound linguini, cooked

METHOD:

1. Remove garlic from heads. Place on a cutting board and use the back of a knife to squish garlic to form a paste. Set a small portion aside for the garlic butter.

2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet.

3. Add shallot and cook until translucent and soft. Add black garlic and whisk to combine. Add white wine, lemon juice and zest.l Reduce sauce by half. 

4. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Place shrimp in skillet and cook until pink, turning once about 3-5 minutes. Add parsley.

5. Combine butter and garlic to create a paste, then smear over baquette.

6. Boil for 5 minutes.

7. Serve shrimp scampi over linguini. Remember to sop up any sauce with the crusty baguette.

Black Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup
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INGREDIENTS:

2 tbs Olive Oil

1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 1 1/2 large carrots)

1 cup celery, sliced thin (about 2 stalks)

1 cup sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (1 medium onion)

1 white garlic clove, minced

2 black garlic cloves, minced

64 oz (8 cups) chicken broth more if desired

2 bay leaves

1 1/2 ts of 7th Heaven Soup & Sauce spice blend or 1/2 tsp each of dried thyme and dried oregano. If you have fresh thyme add 1 tsp.

Salt & pepper to taste

12 ounces wide egg noodles (or your favorite noodles or pasta)

2 cups shredded cooked chicken (use store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time or roast or cook your own chicken in a skillet)

1 tbs lemon juice (optional). It will brighten up the flavor

Black garlic powder

METHOD:

To a large dutch oven or stockpot add the oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm.

Add the carrots, celery, onion, and saute for about 7 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently.

Add the garlic and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, the dry seasonings, and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are fork-tender. NOTE: if you like brothier soup, add additional broth, possibly as much as an additional 64 ounces because as time passes the noodles will continue to absorb broth.

Add the egg noodles and boil mixture for about 10 minutes, or until noodles are soft and cooked through. At any time while making the soup, if the overall liquid level is lower than you like and you prefer more broth, adding a cup or two of water is OK. At the end you will adjust the salt level.

Add the chicken, parsley, optional lemon juice, and boil 1 or 2 minutes, or until the cooked chicken is warmed through. Taste soup and add salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1 tbs of salt but this will vary based on how salty the brand of chicken broth used is, how salty the rotisserie chicken is and of course your personal preference. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments and remove the bay leaves. Serve immediately and sprinkle on top of each serving the black garlic powder to taste. This soup will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Black Garlic Shrimp Scampi