Leek Garnish

Leek Garnish

Leek Paring Knife scissor Cold Water HOW TO GARNISH A LEEK An easy way to make your dish more pleasant with garnished leek. Wash the leek thoroughly. Cut off the root from the leek and cut 4 inches of the white part of it. Mark the outer layer in 6 equal parts and cut the layer 2/3 lengthwise (leave the top part intact). Using a scissor, cut the tip of the layer v shape as show in the video. Repeat this process for five more layer. (Note: each cut should position at the center of its outer layer) Shorten an inch off the center remaining layer and make few crosscuts half way. Fill a bowl with cold water and soak the leek for few hours. For best result, keep it overnight in refrigerator.

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Raisin Cookie

Raisin Cookie

1.7 oz (50g) Raisins 1 1/4 cup (75g) All Purpose Flour 1/2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour 1 Cup (100g) Powdered Sugar 1/4 Cup (50g) Unsalted Butter 1 Egg 1/8 cup (5g) Vegetable Oil 1/8 Tsp Vanilla Extract PREPARATIONS: None. DIRECTIONS: 1- Combine powdered sugar, butter and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Stir well. 2- Add an egg and whisk until well combined. 3- Add vanilla extract. 4- Stir in flour gradually and whisk all the ingredients are well mixed. 5- In a separate contains, roll the raisins in a pinch of flour until they all are covered by flour. 6- Mix in the raisins to the batter. 7- Cover a cookie pan with parchment paper. 8- Place spoons of the batter two inches apart on the cookie pan. 9- Preheat oven to 400 F (204 C), bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until it desired color is reached.

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"Beef Abgoosht" Dizi

  • 3 lbs (1360 g) Beef Shank
  • 1 Can 15 oz (425 g) Chickpeas
  • 1 Can 15 oz (425 g) White Beans
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 5 Dried Limes
  • 2 Bunches Cilantro
  • 5 Small Potatoes
  • 5 Small Tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp Savory
  • Turmeric, Black Pepper Powder, Salt

1- Mince the Cilantro.
2- Soak the dried limes for 10 minutes.


1- Place the beef shank/s in a pot. Add water (boiling water) until covers the beef.
2- Bring the water to a boil.
3- Remove the foam using a spoon, , continue removing the foam until clear and no foam is produced.
4- Add the garlic cloves to the pot, chop the onion in 4 pieces and add to the pot.
5- Cover the pot with a lid, simmer for 2 hours over medium heat until the beef is cooked (Add more water if needed).
6- Add small potatoes to the pot, cover it with a lid and continue simmering for 30 more minutes over low heat.
7- Add a can of chickpeas, white beans, 5 small tomatoes, minced cilantro, savory, turmeric, black pepper powder and salt.
8- Poke the soaked dried limes with a knife and add to the pot. Add boiling water and stir thoroughly.
9- Cover the pot with a lid, leave a crack to allow the steam to scape.
10- Simmer for 45 minutes over medium heat.

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