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Crusted Shrimp with Cashew-Zaatar Spice

The origin of zaatar dates back to ancient Egypt. Traces of this seasoning have been found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Zaatar or Za'atar is a mixture of spices from the Middle East made from dried herbs, spices, sesame, and fennel seeds. It is a versatile blend of spices used to season meats, seafood, vegetables dishes, or infused in olive oil to use as a seasoning or sauce to soak pita bread.  There may be slight variations depending...

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Biryani Rice and Caramalized Onions

There are various theories related to the origin of this scrumptious dish. Some historians believe that biryani originated from Persia and was brought to India by the Mughals. Whatever the origin, this dish is addictive. Biryani is a celebration of all that is great about Indian food, the impressive aromas, the vibrant colors, the fluffy rice, and the exotic spices.  Chef Ravi

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Tomato Concasse

Concasse derived from the French verb concasser, meaning "to crush ", is a cooking term meaning to rough chop an ingredient, usually vegetables. Tomato concasse can be used as the base for tomato sauce, served atop crusty bread for bruschetta, over grilled steak or fish. Chef Wecker

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