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Red Lentils with Paprika and Ajwain

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Learn more about ajwain seed here » Both Indian and Ethiopian cooks use ajwain when making lentils; this recipe is something of a hodgepodge of those two traditions. Ajwain's thymol content provides an aromatic lift while its other flavors create... More

Niter Kibbeh

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Learn more about niter kibbeh here » Niter kibbeh is a spice blend always at the peak of freshness since you lock the flavors into clarified butter. There are as many recipes for niter kibbeh as there are Ethiopian cooks;... More

Spice Hunting: Niter Kibbeh

Spice Hunting Max Falkowitz 3 comments

Niter kibbeh is nothing more than spiced clarified butter. But it's really something of a time capsule: fresh spices at the peak of their flavor are blended into ethereal balance, then locked in a solid almost impervious to age. When you use a few spoonfuls to sweat some aromatics or add a dab to finish a sauce, all that well-built flavor is released as an instant perfume that transforms whatever it touches. More

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