Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grilled Peaches with Dukkah & Blueberries

We found a delicious article (yes, words can be tasty!) in the New York Times Dining & Wine section called "Last Call fo Summer". The writer, Ligaya Mishan, writes: "...we daubed some peaches with olive oil, put them on a very hot grill, then sprinkled them with dukkah. The result was like peach pie without the crust: warm and yielding, with just a hint of char."

Here's the recipe & instructions:

Grilled Peaches With Dukkah and Blueberries

4 peaches
Olive oil, for brushing
1 tablespoon dukkah
Whipped cream, for serving
Blueberries, for serving.

Prepare the grill. Halve and pit the peaches, then brush them with oil. Grill the peaches, cut side down, for 5 minutes, without turning. To serve, transfer 2 peach halves to each of 4 plates. Sprinkle with some of the dukkah, then spoon over some whipped cream and top with blueberries.

Yield: 4 servings.

Sweet, Coconut or Smoky Hot Dukkah flavors would be a perfect !

Monday, August 22, 2011

Green Beans with Dukkah

Another simple, and simply delicious recipe from Australia...
So many varieties of beans are ripening as you read...
Here's a quick and easy side dish to go with almost any meal.

Crusty bread, torn or cut into crouton sized pieces, about 2 cups
1 pound green or other fresh beans, trimmed
2 tsp finely grated orange rind
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Oregon Dukkah (flavor of your choice!)

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place bread pieces on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden. Set aside to cool slightly.

Cook the beans in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Drain.

Place bread, orange rind and 2 tablespoons of Oregon Dukkah in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the oil. Toss to combine.

Place the beans on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the bread mixture.

Makes 4 servings


Toss the beans with olive oil & lightly salt. Grill them in a metal basket over high heat until tender and beginning to blister slightly.

Brie with Dukkah

A simple appetizer idea we found on Northern Life...
Putting this together is simple and fast...
Spread Dukkah over a plate...
Traditional, Zesty or Smoky Hot Oregon Dukkah would all work well...
Cut brie in half through the center or remove the rind with a paring knife...
Press all cut surfaces of brie into Dukkah to coat...
Press on with fingertips to secure if needed...
Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes...
Serve with crackers or crusty bread.