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Topic: Carrots, spices, feta cheese... one failure turned success!  (Read 1627 times)
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« on: August 27, 2010 02:37:18 AM »

The first image you see is the burning failure of my first experiment: a carrot/feta salad which was waaaaaaay to spicy even for my fire-loving usual taste. Sigh, what disappointment!

The second photo is how I salvaged the un-edible remains of that poor salad, by mixing them with a good portion of boiled wheat to turn this mess in a much milder but still tasty salad.

A little recap of the recipe:

- 4 or 5 not too small carrots, grate 'em but not too finely

- in a pan pour 4-5 tbsp oil, to heat up with 1 clove of garlic, finely minced, and a bunch of spices: cumin, paprika, harissa, fennel, some sugar...

- then add to it 3tbsp lemon juice & a pinch of salt, mix well and pour on the carrots.  add 2tbsp mint, 2tbsp parsley (I was happy to have the fresh herbs growing in my garden), mix some more and set aside to infuse 1 hr

-at the last moment before serving add 100grams of feta cheese, crumbled in pieces

.... I messed upp with the spices, and as I said, it was waaaay to hot. The next day I boiled a serving of wheat, and used the carrot/feta salad as seasoning for the wheat... and it magically worked!

 crunchy carrots + soft wheat + almost creamy feta... a nice salad which I will have to do again!

more photos on my blog, where I added a Google translate button (as the blog is in Italian)... http://lacucinadelgattobianco.blogspot.com/2010/08/carote-spezie-e-feta-in-due-esperimenti.html

I would love to hear some feedback on the recipe and on the blog too... I'm still trying to decide if I want to keep writing it in Italian or not (I tend to read 90% of blogs in English, I find them more interesting)... I'll try to post a few more recent recipes, to see how they come across! Unfortunately my crafting recently is much limited to the kitchen, though I miss experimenti with more stuff, I'm lacking inspiration... sigh!
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010 02:40:47 AM by alhrayth » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010 02:47:58 AM »

spicy or not spicy, it looks delicious!


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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010 10:05:07 AM »

I'm looking forward to trying this, I am carrot crazy right now and am always looking to do something with them that is a little different, this sounds so good and refreshing (though my husband would probably like the spicy version of this, I think he would a piece of lava if it had buffalo sauce on it!)

As to your blog, the pictures are beautiful and look easy to follow but alas, I cannot read Italian..

Oh wait...DUUURRR.....I tried the translate button...it all makes sense now!!! (sorry, I'm a little slow)
wow, your blog is really cool!
I guess you'll have to decide if you think more people will read it in English or Italian.
If I didn't know about the translate button, I might shy away from it..
« Last Edit: August 29, 2010 10:29:42 AM by pazuzuspetals » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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