Mixing and Mezes - Ingredient List

Ingredient List

Blueberry Mimosa
Serves 2

2 Tbsp rosewater
½ C Fresh/frozen blueberry plus extra for garnish
2 C Rosé wine or champagne/sparkling wine

Baked Brie with nuts, bharat spice and saffron
Serves 2

1 small wheel Brie cheese
1 C chopped pistachio, pecan, cashew, almond (mix of all four nuts or one kind only for a total of 1 C)
1 tsp saffron thread (soaked in ¼ C hot water) this will make more than you need, but the saffron water will keep.
¼  C barberry
1 Tbsp rosewater
*1 Tbsp bharat spice 
2 Tbsp honey
2 phyllo sheets
2 Tbsp butter

*This is an Arabic spice mix, Fatima likes to get hers from The Grainery on Granville Island. 

Tamarind stuffed eggplant
Serves 2

1-2 eggplant (depends on the size,)
2 garlic cloves (grated)
1 C fresh cilantro (chopped)
¼ C pecan chopped
1 Tbsp Tamarind paste soaked in hot water, or 1 Tbsp Tamarind concentrate
2 Tomatoes (thinly sliced)
Olive oil to sauté
Salt and pepper to taste

Utensil List

2 champagne or wine glasses
Tin foil for lining trays
2 Baking trays
Medium pan
Cutting board
Measuring cups and spoons
Chopping knife

What to prep in advance:

Prep your saffron water

If using Tamarind paste, soak it in about 1/4 C hot water (do not throw out the water this is the part that we use.

Have all your ingredients "mise en place", this means measured out ready to go.

Where to shop:

Most Persian grocery stores will carry the ingredients listed above that you may not find in your regular grocery store.  The Grainery on Granville Island also carries many of the spices in the ingredient list.

Specialty spice kits are available for your convenience and may be purchased Here. Curbside pickup in Vancouver