The Amazing Foods of Chef Neiman Marxist

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Fresh Garden Vegetable Lavash Roll

Garden Fresh Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini 1

1. Garden Fresh Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini

Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini 2

2. Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini 

Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic 3

3. Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic

Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Paprika, Rainbow Pepper and Himalayan Pink Salt 4

4. Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Paprika, Rainbow Pepper and Himalayan Pink Salt 

A teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Padrón Peppers 5

5. A teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Padrón Peppers

Half a Lavash, 2 tablespoons of Hummus 6

6. Half a Lavash, 2 tablespoons of Hummus

Cooked Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Paprika, Padrón Peppers with a little Tomato Paste 7

7. Cooked Chinese Eggplant, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Paprika, Padrón Peppers with a little Tomato Paste

Add Cilantro and Roll! 8

8. Add Cilantro and Roll! 

Healthy, Tasty, Fresh Garden Vegetable Roll! 9

9. Healthy, Tasty, Fresh Garden Vegetable Roll!

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Chèvre Goat Cheese & Avocado Tacos

1. Ingredients Chèvre Goat Cheese, Avocado, Heirloom Tomato, Cilantro, Sweet Red Mini Pepper, Corn & Wheat Tortilla, Hot Sauce of Choice 

1 Ingredients Chèvre Goat Cheese, Avocado, Heirloom Tomato, Cilantro, Sweet Red Mini Pepper, Corn & Wheat Tortilla, Hot Sauce of Choice 1

2. Chop Tomato & Cilantro and Slice Avocado & Sweet Red Mini Pepper

2 Chop Tomato & Cilantro and Slice Avocado & Sweet Red Mini Pepper 2

3. Place 1 Teaspoon of Chèvre Goat Cheese on Tortilla, add Hot Sauce and Sliced Sweet Red Mini Pepper. Microwave for 45 seconds or until cheese melts.

3 Place 1 Teaspoon of Chèvre Goat Cheese on Tortilla, add Hot Sauce and Sliced Sweet Red Mini Pepper. Microwave for 45 seconds or until cheese melts. 3

4. Out of the Microwave

4. Out of the Microwave

5. Add Avocado and Heirloom Tomato

5. Add Avocado and Heirloom Tomato

6. Avocado & Heirloom Tomato

6. Avocado & Heirloom Tomato

7. Garnish with Cilantro

7. Garnish with Cilantro

8. Fold and Enjoy! Chèvre Goat Cheese & Avocado Tacos

8. Fold and Enjoy! Chèvre Goat Cheese & Avocado Tacos


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Brisket With Leeks And Pomegranate Molasses   

1. Ingredients: Brisket, Leeks, Pomegranate Molasses, Chopped Dates, Fresh Pomegranate Seeds, Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt & Cayenne Pepper

1 Ingredients Brisket With Leeks

 

2. Pomegranate Molasses

2 Pomegranate Molasses


3. Leeks

3 Leeks


4. Cut Leeks Crosswise

4 Cut Leeks Crosswise


5. Leeks After Cutting    

5 Leeks After Cutting


6. Leaks & Oil in Slow Cooker

6 Leaks & Oil in Slow Cooker


7. Cover & Set To High

7 Cover & Set To High


8. Cut & Season Brisket

8 Cut & Season Brisket


9. Heat Remaining Oil

9 Heat Remaining Oil


10. Brown Brisket Pieces

10 Brown Brisket Pieces


11. Transfer Leeks & Brisket To Slow Cooker

11 Transfer Leeks & Brisket To Slow Cooker


12. Add Dates, Garlic, Salt & Cayenne Pepper

12 Add Dates, Garlic, Salt & Cayenne Pepper


13. Add Pomegranate Molasses & Water

13 Add Pomegranate Molasses & Water


14. Cover & Reduce to LOW for 6 Hours

14 Cover & Reduce to LOW for 6 hours


15. At 3 Hours, Turn Brisket To Coat

15 At 3 Hours, Turn Brisket To Coat


16. Deseed A Pomegranate

16 Deseed A Pomegranate


17. Add Seeds, But Don't Cook

17 Add Seeds But Don't Cook


18. Brisket With Leeks and Pomegranate Molasses Voilà!

18 Brisket With Leeks and Pomegranate Molasses voilà!

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The Recipe

Brisket With Leeks And Pomegranate Molasses

INGREDIENTS

· 6 to 8 medium leeks, dark green parts trimmed

· 2 1/2 to 3 pounds flat-cut beef brisket

· Kosher salt

· Freshly ground black pepper

· 4 tablespoons olive oil

· 1/2 cup pomegranate molasses, or more as needed

· 1/3 cup water

· 5 ounces pitted dates, coarsely chopped (generous 1 cup)

· 2 large cloves garlic

· Pinch ground cayenne pepper

· Pomegranate seeds (arils) (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Cut the leeks crosswise into 1/2-inch thick rounds

Cut the brisket into 4 equal pieces. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Pour 2 tablespoons of the oil into the slow cooker, then add the leeks; cover and turn on HIGH.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, ovenproof skillet (preferably cast-iron or nonstick) over medium-high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the brisket pieces and brown on all sides, turning as needed.

Transfer to the slow cooker, then add the pomegranate molasses, water, dates, garlic and cayenne pepper; cover and reduce the heat to LOW. Cook for 6 to 7 hours, or until the brisket is quite tender. Check it about halfway through and reposition the pieces so that they are coated and close to submerged in the liquid.

Once the meat is done, transfer the pieces to a cutting board. Increase the heat to HIGH; if you’d like a non-chunky sauce, use an immersion (stick) blender to puree the slow cooker mixture until fairly smooth.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce is slightly reduced. Taste and add salt and/or pepper and more pomegranate molasses, as needed.

Meanwhile, slice the meat as you wish and arrange it on a platter. Pour the sauce over the top; garnish with pomegranate seeds*, if using. Serve warm.

*The easiest way to deseed a pomegranate is by cutting it in half . The while holding over a bowl with the cut side down, beat on the back of the pomegranate with a large spoon, and seeds will just fall out.


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