Thursday, March 17, 2011

But you tease, and you flirt/And you shine all the buttons on your green shirt/You can please yourself but somebody's gonna get it - Tikil gomen

We're not big corned beef and cabbage fans here at Pick headquarters. In fact, the Boy does not like it one bit. And while I did not wear a whit of green today to celebrate the famous snake hater, I thought it might be a good day for this recipe, which I came across earlier in the week.

I have had some delicious Ethiopian food (though I hate injera, that awful sour spongey bread), including the best collard greens ever, but I haven't had any in a long while. Tikil gomen is basically cabbage, carrots, onion and potatoes with cumin, turmeric and lots of black pepper and a good deal of olive oil. The sweetness of the carrots and cabbage mixed with the savory spices makes and the olive oil makes for a very unctuous and delicious bite. Even the Boy declared it a work of genius, despite the fact that he was dismayed when he heard he was having cabbage for dinner.

This is the recipe I used, except that I doubled the spices (and about 1.5 times the salt).

1 comment:

Holly said...

I'm impressed - by the cooking and the use of the word unction. :P