Muhamara Lebanese Red Pepper DipFrom jimrug1 8 years ago
- 3 red bell peppers. roasted, peeled and seeded. shopping list
- 1 Fresh Red Chile, (Fresh Red New Mexican Or other large red chile with medium heat) roasted peeled and seeded shopping list
- 1/4 Tsp salt shopping list
- 3 - 4 cloves garlic, crushed in the salt shopping list
- 1/2 cup walnuts toasted & Chopped shopping list
- 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted & Chopped shopping list
- 2 Tbls pomegranate molasses (If using Pom syrup, mix with 1/4 Tsp sugar or honey.) shopping list
- 1 Tsp cumin seed toasted & Ground or more shopping list
- Pinch of nutmeg shopping list
- 3 - 4 Tbls Unseasoned bread Crumbs shopping list
- 1 - 1 1/2 Tsps Middle Eastern Chile Paste (ie. Harrisa) shopping list
- juice of 1 lemon shopping list
- Sprigs of mint to decorate. shopping list
How to make it
- Before chopping, Save some of each type of Nut for Garnish
- To Roast Bell and Chile Peppers:
- Using gas stove, broiler or grill, toast the Peppers until the skin is charred black all over. Place in double paper sack, close, and set aside to steam.
- When cool enough to handle peel off the skin and remove the stems & seeds.
- Place Peppers in a Blender and pulse to a slightly chunky paste.
- Combine the Red Pepper Paste with remander of ingredients except the Olive Oil. Mix well. Adjust seasonings then place in a serving dish. Smooth the top w/ the back of a spoon.
- Allow at least 2 hrs. for the flavors to develop. (Its actually better if you make it the day before) Drizzle Olive Oil on top and sprinkle with reserved toasted Nuts and Mint sprigs.
- Serve at room temp with soft or toasted Pita or Tortilla Chips
- Tip: Shape some well drained Labanee (Yogurt Cheese) into a square or round on a serving plate. Omit the bread crumbs in the above recipe and spoon mixture over the Lebanee. Spread onto crackers or toasted pita.
People Who Like This Dish 10
The Cookjimrug1 Peoria, IL
The Rating7 people
Wow.... this is wonderful and delicious!berry in Winter Park loved it
sounds amazing. I make my own fresh pita bread so I can imagine this slathered all over it :-)luisascatering in San Carlos loved it
I made this twice for gatherings back in the day and cannot believe I only rated it when I did and didn't comment at either time....that is so not like me. D'oh! It was as spectacular as I predicted. Very traditonal and delicious - my crowd loved ...morelunasea in Orlando loved it