Today is Israel’s Independence Day.
If there was a dish that could sum up where we are at,
on our culinary journey then this dish would be it.
We are proud to share it with you on this special day!
2 years ago we designated a shoebox for new ideas.
We decided that every time we have an idea about a new dish, a new product, a flavor combination we like or just come across anything that inspires us, we will write it down and in it goes to the box.
The box lasted 3 weeks.
Few notes did accumulate during those 3 weeks. One note had Monkfish Shawarma on it. We knew it had to happen. An overdue trip to the Fulton Fish Market was the perfect excuse to bring our idea from paper to plate.
This dish has so much flavor that you will find it hard to believe it consist of only 5 ingredients; Monkfish, L’ekema, onions, oil and salt. Every ingredient plays a crucial role. Monkfish with its wonderful meatiness, L’ekema for bringing the Middle Eastern flavors we love so much, onions with their rich sweetness, oil to make sure it will be caramelized to perfection and salt to bring it all together.
Maybe its time to bring back the shoebox.
Happy 67th Birthday, Israel.
Ron and Leetal
P.S. Recipe? Right here.