Mediterranea: A Vibrant Culinary Journey Through Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean

Mediterranea: A Vibrant Culinary Journey Through Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean

by Hanady Nabut
Mediterranea: A Vibrant Culinary Journey Through Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean

Mediterranea: A Vibrant Culinary Journey Through Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean

by Hanady Nabut


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Bright and Deeply Flavorful Dishes From Every Corner of the Mediterranean

Gather your friends and family for a culinary experience not soon to be forgotten: with Mediterranea, Hanady Nabut, founder of Hanady Kitchen, offers 60 authentic and exciting recipes that are as succulent as they are accessible, accompanied by stunning photography. From Hanady’s Palestinian and Spanish heritage and straight to your plate, these profoundly delectable fares—tasty mezze and grains; mouthwatering seafood, meat, and poultry; heavenly desserts; and more—are meant to be shared by many and relished slowly, in the great Mediterranean tradition of eating with gusto.

Whether you are new to the cuisine, you are a home cook looking for everyday inspiration, or you want an easy-yet-delicious meal for your next family gathering, with Hanady’s passionate guidance, you’ll be making crowd-pleasing feasts for the eyes and soul in no time. Additionally, you’ll have plenty of table conversation fodder, as each dish offers a fascinating peek into various flavor profiles and recipe variations from region to region, as well as a deep dive into the history of Mediterranean spices.

With spectacular recipes like Tahini and Honey–Poached Salmon, Braised Lamb Shanks with Tamarind, Saffron Churros with Floral and Orange Syrup, and Fried Eggplant with Carob-Maple Sauce, you’ll never cease to be amazed and inspired. Come to the table hungry and curious, and be prepared to fall in love with all the vibrancy the Mediterranean has to offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645675488
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2022
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 512,689
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hanady Nabut is the founder of the cooking blog Hanady Kitchen. She infuses her Palestinian/Spanish and American background into what she is most passionate about: namely photography, recipe development, and writing. Her work has notably been featured in Food and Wine and Health, and she lives in Florida with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Mezze 15

Cannellini Bean Dip with Mushrooms 16

Hummus Beiruti-Fava Bean and Herb Hummus 19

Roasted Carrot and Chili Hummus 20

Muhammara-Roasted Red Pepper Dip 23

Charred Zucchini, Yogurt, and Mint Dip 24

Roasted Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with Maple-Tahini Sauce 27

Green Rutabaga and Spinach Soup 28

Fierce Baby Potatoes with Spices, Chili, and Herbs 31

Fried Eggplant with Carob-Maple Sauce 32

Olive, Eggplant, Pepper, and Sun-Dried Tomato Caponata 35

Sesame-Encrusted Halloumi with Honey Sauce 36

Baked Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Freekeh 39

Meat and Poultry 41

Tacos Árabes-Lamb Tacos with Chipotle Sauce 44

Moussaka-Layered Eggplant, Potato, and Meat Dish 47

Sweet and Sticky Lamb Chops with Apricots, Orange Blossom, and Shallots 50

Braised Lamb Shanks with Tamarind 53

Stuffed Eggplants 54

Chimichurri Steak 57

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Preserved Lemon, Dates, and Honey 58

Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze and Sumac 61

Pan-Fried Seeded Chicken Fillet 62

Musakhan Salad 65

Fruits of the Sea 67

Fish and Seafood Stew with Preserved Lemon 68

Spiced Lemon and Basil Calamari 71

Mediterranean White Fish with Herb Sauce 72

Tahini and Honey-Poached Salmon 75

Ceviche 76

Couscous alla Trapanese-Sicilian Fish and Semolina Stew 79

Fideuá-Seafood and Fish Noodles with Preserved Lemon 81

Mussels Escabeche 85

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Shrimp 86

Vibrant vegetables 89

Chickpea, Bulgur, and Citrus Salad 90

Mushroom, Bulgur, and Herb "Meatballs" with Tahini 93

Mixed Green, Risoni, and Strawberry Salad 94

Roasted Cauliflower and Eggplant with Dukkah and Chili 97

Canaanite Tomato and Pomegranate Salad 98

Purslane, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Fig Salad 101

Artichoke and Cannellini Paella 102

Summer Nights Watermelon, Cheese, Fig, and Mint Salad 105

Green Eggs 106

Grains 109

Bulgur Pilaf 110

Mushroom, Fava Bean, and Farro Pilaf 113

Black or Wild Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potato and Herbs 114

Fragrant Orange Blossom, Herb, and Pistachio Basmati 117

Tomato, Onion, and Za'atar Tart 118

Sfìncione 121

Whole Wheat Cheese and Thyme Hand Pies 122

All Things Sweet 125

Watermelon, Rose, and Pistachio Cheesecake 126

Mini Lemon and Poppy Loaves with Raspberry and Rose Drizzle 129

Fig, Walnut, and Olive Oil Biscotti 132

Dark Chocolate Lazy Cake 135

Flourless Dark Chocolate and Oil Cake with Pistachio Cream 136

Spiced Pumpkin and Almond Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream 139

Cream of Rice Pudding with Apricot Compote 140

Saffron Churros with Floral and Orange Syrup 143

Alfajores with Cajeta 144

Date and Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 147

Double Carob Brownies 148

Black Sesame Horchata 151

Winter Citrus Fruit Salad 152

A Note on Ingredients 155

A Note on Techniques 161

Acknowledgements 162

About the Author 163

Index 164

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