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Holiday Recipes

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Shank Bone Filled With Dried Fruit And Rice
(Serves 5)

Ingredients:

Lamb shoulder (ask the butcher to remove the bones and create a pocket for filling)
1 tbsp. olive oil
5 tbsp. heated honey
6 fresh thyme sprigs, chopped
8 garlic cloves, sliced

Filling:

2 cups round rice, cooked
1 cup pitted dates, cubed
1 dried apricot, cubed
1 cup Granny Smith apples, cubed
1 cup shelled almonds (blanched)
1 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 medium ginger root, grated
Salt and pepper to taste

A bed of root vegetables:

3 parsley roots, coarsely chopped
3 celery roots, coarsely chopped
8 medium artichokes, coarsely chopped
6 carrots, sliced
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
1 head of garlic, halved
1½ cups red wine
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Mix all the filling ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

Stuff the pocket of the lamb shoulder with the filling.

Sauté all of the root vegetables in a frying pan until golden.

Pour the vegetables into a baking dish.

Place the meat on top of the vegetables.

Mix the honey, thyme, olive oil and garlic together and pour it over the meat. Pour the wine over the vegetables.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 90 minutes.

Uncover and bake again at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 90 minutes.

To serve: Slice the meat, place on a serving plate and add a spoon of vegetables.

Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

Ingredients:

1 cup corn oil
1 cup water
4 medium eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cloves
¼ cup sliced almonds
½ cup honey
¾ cup sugar
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cubed

Preparation:

In a standard mixer, mix all the ingredients (except apples) for about 4 minutes, until fluffy.

Divide into 2 long loaf pans (about ¾ of the way full) and sprinkle with apples and almonds.

Bake on 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes.

Cool and serve.

Can be kept in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.

Moti Buchbut is executive chef at Inbal Jerusalem Hotel.

Israeli Olive Oil Companies Surprise World’s Best In Jerusalem

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

JERUSALEM-A handful of upstart Israeli olive oil companies stunned their Mediterranean and South American counterparts by winning a number of Prestige Gold Awards during last week’s inaugural Terra Olivo International Olive Oil Competition, held at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel.

A number of small and large Israeli olive oil producers competed against nearly 100 world-class olive oil companies from 14 countries including Italy, Spain, Argentina, Cyprus and Greece during the course of the five-day event. Hundreds of Extra Virgin Olive Oils and other blends from around the world were on display for tasting by panels of international judges.

In addition, a day-long conference on the influence of olive oil on global health trends attracted more than 100 international food industry experts, dieticians and medical professionals, with some participants arriving from as far away as Japan.

The Terra Olivo competition culminated with an awards ceremony and a sumptuous olive-oil themed dinner, where an array of culinary delights, including ice cream with olive oil, was prepared by the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel’s executive chef, Itzik Barak.

 

(R-L) Haim Gan, creator of the Terra Olivo competition, presents the Prestige Gold Award to

 Yossi Friedman, general manager, and Ehud Soriano, marketing manager, of Eretz Gshur.

 

Ehud Soriano, marketing and sales manager of Eretz Gshur, a fledgling olive oil company located on the Golan Heights that walked away with a Prestige Gold Award for being Israel’s “best local producer” of olive oils, told The Jewish Press, “We were up against some of the world’s best olive oil companies from Greece and Italy; winning a Prestige Gold Award against these countries is the equivalent of an Israeli produced Cabernet Sauvignon beating out a similar wine produced by a world-class French wine company.

“We are small country that produces terrific olive oils. Terra Olivo provided us with the opportunity to show that we pay meticulous care to what we produce for the local and global marketplace.”

Bruno de Schuyter, general manager of the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, added, “The level of the competition and the interest from both local and international food experts, as well as media outlets from around the world, truly exceeded our expectations. The hotel was transformed into a mecca for everything you wanted or needed to know about the future of olive oil in the global consumer marketplace.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/israeli-olive-oil-companies-surprise-worlds-best-in-jerusalem/2010/08/04/

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