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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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Greek Spinach Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

This Greek salad is an easy and fast summer recipe that accentuates the aromas of the Mediterranean. You can prepare it in just a few minutes. It is a unique vegetarian dish to eat at lunch or for dinner. Be sure to always use good quality ingredients. Chef Alba

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Tandoori Chicken-Tikka

The small bite-size pieces of chicken are known as tikka. It is said that Emperor Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in the 15th century, was fussy when eating chicken, in order for there to be no bones, he required for it to be cut into small pieces. A tandoor is a clay pot used for thousands of years to cook meat. Although a clay pot was not available for this recipe, by marinating the chicken in the...

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Patè of Green Olives

Pâté of Green olive is rich in flavor and texture attained by the union of the best Green Olives with a high-quality extra virgin olive oil. It’s an excellent creation used as an appetizer, over a bruschetta, topped with ricotta or mozzarella, tossed with pasta, over grilled vegetables, in quiches, to garnish sandwiches, or simply as an accompaniment to a tomato or in a potato salad. Chef Alba

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