Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shlada Bellecheen

Check out a new recipe I tried out:
Shlada Bel hails from Morocco. It's basically a lettuce, orange, and walnut salad.


1 head romaine lettuce
3 navel oranges or 3 temple oranges
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange flower water
¾ cup walnuts, chopped

Wash the lettuce and divide into leaves (discard any tough ones). Drain then dry with paper towels.

Peel the oranges with a sharp knife, removing the skin and the outer membranes of each segment. Using your knife remove each segment, leaving the central membranes behind. Place each section in a bowl then squeeze the juice from the remaining orange core over these.

Meanwhile, make a dressing by mixing the lemon juice, sugar, salt, cinnamon, orange flower water and 2 tbsp of the orange juice together. Whisk to blend and season with salt and pepper.

Shredd the lettuce leaves, and palce in a glass serving bowl. Add the dressing and toss. Use the orange segments to form a design around the edges of the bowl. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top, dust with the cinnamon and serve.

Orange flower water? I didn't know where to get that so I just used more juice from the oranges.
Refreshing and tangy!

No comments: