7 Hearty Ramadan Recipes By Egyptian Food Bloggers and Cookbook Author

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Food blogging is one profession we all secretly wish we could master. We all wish we could express all our love for creativity through food and make it look good too! We have compiled seven of our favorite recipes created by five of our favorite Egyptian recipe creators for you to try!.

Amira Ayman

Amira Ayman’s talents in the kitchen are definitely ones to watch out for. Her love for creative expression doesn’t only appear through her thought out posts all over social media, but also in the kitchen where she develops her very own recipes. Amira’s Kunafa Parfait recipe will leave your guests in astonishment. You can find the link to her recipe below!

Kunafa Parfait

 

 

A Foodie’s Affairs

Yossra Abouelfadl, the mastermind behind this beautiful food blog, is an Egyptian/Australian currently living in Sydney. This recipe gives you all the yumminess you can find in katayef without all the refined sugar. She gives you step by step details on how create a healthier version of katayef from scratch!

Katayef (refined sugar free)

 

 

Matters of the Belly  

Noha Serageldin, the reason our instagram feed is overflowing with beautiful food, is definitely one Egyptian food blogger to look out for. She is currently living in Australia, but still provides us with so many authentic Egyptian recipes. Matters of the Belly’s wholesome mahshi recipe, is definitely one to try. She created a slight more wholesome version of the traditional Egyptian mahshi by stuffing red peppers with brown rice as opposed to white rice. Her website is full of many more intricately crafted recipes that we encourage you try.

Wholesome Mahshi

 

Cairo Kitchen – Suzanne Zeidy

We have selected two recipes from the book Cairo Kitchen by Suzanne Zeidy for you to try! Cairo Kitchen is filled with outstanding recipes to try. Its full options from breakfasts to desserts all inspired from traditional Middle Eastern meals. Below are two links to our favorites!

Grilled Vegetable And Barley Salad

 

Home made style Koshary

Kareem Abdelrahman

Kareem is one highly talented youngster to follow. His Instagram account will have you in complete awe. You can follow him @kareemabdo99 to see all his scrumptious looking dishes. Kareem was kind enough to send us two of his recipes, which you can find below each of his pictures.

An elegant yet quick dinner, this healthy salmon recipe is one you can whip up in minutes. As this dish is all around the salmon, make sure to source the highest quality salmon you can get. If mango is unavailable, fruits such as peach or pineapple could also work. The addition of fruit to a savory Mexican-style salsa gives a wonderful hint of sweetness that goes perfectly with the richness of the salmon. Serve with fresh baby spinach or your greens of choice.

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Mango Lime Salsa

Ingredients:

Teriyaki sauce:

1/4-cup soy sauce
1-cup water
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
5 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cornstarch, mixed in 1/4 cup cold water
4x Salmon fillets (180 grams each)

Mango Lime Salsa:

2 Ripe Mango, diced
250g Cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 Red Chili, minced (optional)
1/2 Red Onion, finely diced
1/2 cup Coriander, finely chopped
1 Lime (or 1/2 a lemon), juiced
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Method:

  1. Start by mixing all the ingredients of the salsa in a large bowl, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Store salsa in the fridge till ready to serve.
  2. For the Teriyaki, mix the soy sauce, 1 cup of water, ginger, garlic, sugar, and honey together in saucepan and bring to simmer on medium heat. Once simmering, add the cornstarch mixed in the cold water and cook till sauce thickens, about 2 more minutes.
  3. If preparing in advance let sauce cool, then marinate the salmon in the sauce. If not continue directly to step 4.
  4. Preheat the oven to 160C. Place the salmon on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Brush the teriyaki glaze all over the salmon and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  5. Take out of the oven and remove the skin, it should come out easily. Serve salmon with salsa on top and extra teriyaki on the side.

Whole Shrimps are always a feast for the eyes. They are perfect for serving in dinner parties. Make sure to source the freshest shrimp you can get your hands on for the ultimate flavor and texture. Jumbo shrimps would work perfectly as well, though they may need more cooking time. If you fancy, serve them along side some tartar sauce for dipping, and some fresh crusty bread.

Pan-Seared Shrimps

Ingredients:

1kg, Fresh shrimps, medium to large size
6 cloves of garlic
2 lemons, juice and zest
1 bunch of fresh coriander
2 tsp chili flakes
Olive oil
Sea Salt

Method:

  1. Start by first cleaning the shrimp and removing the veins.
  2. Slice the garlic finely
  3. In a medium sized pan, sauté the sliced garlic in olive oil, over medium-high heat. Add the shrimps in one layer and let them cook until they have turned pink and curled up slightly, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove the shrimps from the heat. Add the lemon juice, zest, chili flakes, and fresh coriander. Serve with sea salt, and freshly toasted bread.

 

A true believer in the power of self-betterment, Zeinab is an ever-growing 19-year-old currently studying Management with Marketing at Royal Holloway University London. Her passion for sustainability, food, and all forms of creative expression is what keep her constantly on her feet, willing to learn about something new. She’s become an avid explorer always searching for ways to satisfy her curious mind.

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